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A Radio Revolution: Radiotopia Announces 3 New Shows and Hits Kickstarter Goal - Posted October 23, 2014
For podcasters, it's been a busy month of fundraising. First, "Snap Judgment," reached their fundraising goal to produce the best next season ever and then, this Tuesday, Radiotopia ... [10,000 Words]

A Joan Didion Documentary Is in the Works - Posted October 22, 2014
Update: The project reached its funding goal in roughly 24 hours of being posted. Griffin Dunne, nephew of f... [10,000 Words]

Why Anonabox's Kickstarter Campaign Shut Down - Posted October 20, 2014
Anonabox seemed like a perfect product: Anonymous browsing, low entry price, and most of all, easy to use. And with October being ... [AllFacebook]

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises $6 Million Thanks to 'Viewers Like You' (and Seth MacFarlane) - Posted July 2, 2014
When we first told you about LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Reading Rainbow in a web-based format aimed at giving classrooms and kids everywhere access to an unlimited library, the fundraising goal was to reach $1 million by the second of July. Only a few days into the campaign, on... [FishbowlDC]

Printeer, First 3D Printer Made For Kids, Launches on Kickstarter - Posted June 12, 2014
(3Ders.org) Mission Street Manufacturing, a California-based startup, is seeking $50K of Kickstarter crowdfunding for a child-focused 3D printer. Printeer is a 3D printer designed for making 3D printing easy and accessible, especially for children and K-12 education. Instead of needing to learn CAD skills, it will have ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Kickstarter Launches Journalism-Focused Category - Posted June 12, 2014
Today, Kickstarter announced that it will be giving journalism projects their very own space. So whether you want to fund a magazine or a reporting adventure, you have a place to do it. Along with the subcategory, The Guardia... [10,000 Words]

ORD Solutions Announces 'Rename Our 3D Printer' Contest - Posted June 11, 2014
(3Ders.org) ORD Solutions is looking for a new name for their five nozzle 3D Printer MH3000 version 2, and they'll give a free printer to the submitter of the name they use. ORD Solutions launched its five color/material 3D filament printer MH3000 R1 on Kickstarter in October 2013. The startup raised... [Inside 3D Printing News]

LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Already Exceeding its Goal - Posted May 29, 2014
Just like it always did, "Reading Rainbow" is counting on "viewers like you" to bring access to books and excitement about reading to children across America. And "you" are seriously s... [FishbowlDC]

Museum of Modern Art @MOMA Kickstarter Section Features 3Doodler - Posted May 20, 2014
(3DPrintingIndustry) New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) has launched a new Kickstarter @MoMA section on its eCommerce website. While some of the hottest and most successful items on Kickstarter are 3D printers, the size and price ( below $200 and easy to ship) of the 22 objects that the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Culture and Political News -- With a Hardcover - Posted May 15, 2014
Danyel Wilson and Elliot Smith think, like most of us, that journalism as it's practiced today needs fixing. So they're focusing on the "soul" of our beloved craft and launching a magazine, in the form of a book. Yes, you read that correctly. If you want to see it to believe it,... [10,000 Words]

Colorized 3D Printing Device Wins UW-Madison's Burrill Business Plan Contest - Posted May 5, 2014
(Madison.com) A student team that figured out how to inject color into plastic items made by 3D printers took the top prize at the UW-Madison's annual G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition. Spectrom wins $12,000 and free office space at University Research Park. Spectrom's i... [Inside 3D Printing News]

PR Lessons From A Successful Kickstarter Campaign: Tips From Stitch & Locke Founder, Calvin Kwok - Posted May 2, 2014
Crowdfunding has become a valued fundraising resource for small business owners just starting out as well as big names like Spike Lee and Vero... [GalleyCat]

Video: A Brief History of Kickstarter, The First 5 Years - Posted April 30, 2014
If you haven't already noticed, Kickstarter is getting old. Compared to other apps, the site is practically a dinosaur. Just watch this video! In it, you'll see Kickstarter swimming with the internet's giants like Myspace. Of course, now, the company has been so successful, they've failed to put out an Android... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Video: A Brief History of Kickstarter, The First 5 Years - Posted April 30, 2014
If you haven't already noticed, Kickstarter is getting old. Compared to other apps, the site is practically a dinosaur. Just watch this video! In it, you'll see Kickstarter swimming with the internet's giants like Myspace. Of course, now, the company has been so successful, they've failed to put out an Android... [FishbowlNY]

LIX, the World's Smallest 3D Printing Pen, Launches on Kickstarter - Posted April 30, 2014
(iDigitalTimes) The LIX Pen, the world's smallest 3D printing pen, launched on Kickstarter on April 29. The LIX team also announced that it will be slashing the original price in half -- it will only cost $70 for the first 100 backers. The LIX 3D Pen offers up a futuristic alternative... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Seattle Entrepreneur Crowdfunding 3D Printer that Uses Recycled Plastic - Posted April 22, 2014
(VCPost) Liz Havlin, an entrepreneur from Seattle, wants to turn recycled plastic into filament that could be used as "ink" for any mainstream 3D printer. To do that, she will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 for the development of the project. Havlin is developing a machine cal... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Printoo Kits Signal the Arrival of Super-thin, Flexible Electronics - Posted April 18, 2014
(Gigaom) Portuguese company Ynvisible created Printoo kits to get flexible, thin electronics out of laboratories and into the hands of makers. It has launched a series of paper-thin, Arduino-compatible modules on Kickstarter. Ynvisible expects Printoo to find a home among 3D printer owners and DIYers alrea... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Amaker3D Printer to Launch on Kickstarter - Posted April 14, 2014
(3Ders.org) Singapore-based Amaker3D announced on Friday that it will launch a Kickstarter campaign for its new 3D printer, Amaker. The team says the printer is equipped with next-generation controller boards and dual ARM 32-bit processors. The printer has a sleek design and aluminum structure. It features integrated threaded lea... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for New Cyrus 3D Printer - Posted April 11, 2014
(3Ders.org) Sasan Seyedi has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new Cyrus 3D printer with extra features. The 3D-printer maker launched his first Kickstarter bid for his Cyrus 3D Printer last year but it was not fully funded. The Cyrus is a compact, fully assembled desktop 3D printer with a built-in... [Inside 3D Printing News]

M3D Launches Kickstarter Campaign for $199 Micro 3D Printer - Posted April 8, 2014
(3Ders.org) M3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Micro 3D printer. Starting from $199 for the early bird special, the Micro is a lightweight consumer 3D printer that comes ready to use out of the box. The Micro is designed to be easily accessible with a compact, portable size that... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Kickstarter Pitch Offers Full Refund Of Pledges ... If Facebook Buys Company For $2B - Posted April 7, 2014
Projects on Kickstarter often promise certain perks to donors, and Eric Calisto, creator of party game ... [AllFacebook]

SyncFab 3D Printing Community-to-Creator Platform Launched on Kickstarter - Posted April 1, 2014
(3Ders.org) Inspired by the promise of 3D printing to stimulate demand for self-employed designers, recent graduates and small businesses, SyncFab has started a Kickstarter campaign. It will be a precursor to its planned beta release for an online community marketplace for designers, engineers and entrepreneurs for... [Inside 3D Printing News]

New 3D Printing Pen to Hit Market - Posted March 28, 2014
(Personalize) The Lixpen claims to be the world's smallest pen and will be launching a Kickstarter campaign very soon. The sleek design looks more akin to a stylish ball point pen that a 3D printing device, but it melts and cools plastic to create free standing structures just as you'd expect.... [Bitcoins Insider]

Meow Mix Launches 'Catstarter', Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like - Posted March 19, 2014
Remember when Charlie Kelly of "It's Always Sunny" invented Kitten Mittens? Well, maybe such an ingenious cat-related product would have taken off if only a feline-centric crowdsourcing cite had existed. Enter Meow Mix and Catstarter. The website and campaign ... [GalleyCat]

Meow Mix Launches 'Catstarter', Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like - Posted March 19, 2014
Remember when Charlie Kelly of "It's Always Sunny" invented Kitten Mittens? Well, maybe such an ingenious cat-related product would have taken off if only a feline-centric crowdsourcing cite had existed. Enter Meow Mix and Catstarter. The website and campaign ... [FishbowlDC]

Polymakr Launches Three New 3D Printing Materials on Kickstarter - Posted March 17, 2014
(3Ders.org) A Chinese company, Polymakr, has developed three new printing materials that aren't just regular plastic, but re-engineered plastic to be used as an "ink" with 3D printers. One of the things holding 3D printing back is the limitation of the material used to print objects. The PolyMax PLA created by... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook, Parse Detail SXSW Schedules - Posted March 3, 2014
Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform a... [AllFacebook]

Sixense Creates Kickstarter to Launch 3D Printable Design Software - Posted February 6, 2014
(Venture Beat) Sixense Entertainment has launched a Kickstarter crow... [Bitcoins Insider]

Sixense Creates Kickstarter to Launch 3D Printable Design Software - Posted February 6, 2014
(Venture Beat) Sixense Entertainment has launched a Kickstarter crow... [Inside 3D Printing News]

AIO Robotics' ZEUS 3D Printer Includes 3D Scanning, Copying and Faxing - Posted February 5, 2014
(Tech Cocktail) AIO Robotics designed their ZEUS machine to enhance the 3D printing experience by adding in 3D scanning, copying and faxing. The team members that developed ZEUS had been working in a robotics lab and used 3D printers on a daily basis to 3D print sensor adapters. They saw the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

'Take The Reins,' Film About Facebook Users' Suicide, Looks To Complete Funding Via Indiegogo - Posted January 17, 2014
The good news for Australian actress Emma Barrett is that the ... [AllFacebook]

A 3D Printable Open-Source Brain Scanner on Kickstarter - Posted January 16, 2014
(3D Printing Industry) Conor Russomanno and Joel Murphy have launched a Kickstarter campaign entitled OpenBCI for an open-source, 3D printable brain scanner. The headset OpenBCI is built around a 24-bit analog-to-digital converter called the ADS1299, from Texas Instruments. This measures EEG, as well as EMG (skeletal muscle) and ECG (heart) signals. It's... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Poland's Zortrax 3D Printer Achieves Kickstarter Success - Posted January 14, 2014
(3Ders.org) The Zortrax M200 is a $1,899 3D printer made in Poland. The company behind the Zortrax, Gadgets3D launched the Zortrax M200 on Kickstarter and reached their goal on June 21, 2013. On December 31, 2013 Gadgets3D announced that the printers were shipped to all of their 80 backers and they... [3D Maker Insider]

A Self-Replicating, High-Precision 3D Printer on Kickstarter - Posted January 13, 2014
(Kickstarter) Jean Le Bouthillier of Quebec, Canada launched his Boots Industries self-replicating, high precision 3D printer on Kickstarter. The Boots Industries BI V2.0 is a delta style 3D printer featuring widely available and self-replicating 3D printed components. All of the designs will be given to the community and the funds... [3D Maker Insider]

Are Kickstarter Videos Infomercials for the Digital Age? - Posted January 7, 2014
As much as web users like to pretend they the invasion of ads into their social networks, the internet seems to actually loves ads. The late Billy Mays, one of the informercial-maker's favorite sons, was once a very popular meme and Oreos gene... [AllFacebook]

Fluent Forever App: Foreign Language Acquisition Through Pronunciation Testing - Posted January 2, 2014
Research shows that with audio testing, a person can acquire an 80% accuracy with foreign language pronunciation skills, compared to 50% accuracy without feedback. Imagine an app that takes advantage of this research: you're learning a foreign language by listening to words and guessing which words you're actually hearing - by... [PRNewser]

Fluent Forever App: Foreign Language Acquisition Through Pronunciation Testing - Posted January 2, 2014
Research shows that with audio testing, a person can acquire an 80% accuracy with foreign language pronunciation skills, compared to 50% accuracy without feedback. Imagine an app that takes advantage of this research: you're learning a foreign language by listening to words and guessing which words you're actually hearing - by... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Money, Money, Money Sums Up 3D Printing in 2013 - Posted December 30, 2013
(VentureBeat) Tongue-in-cheek, Venture Beat's Ricardo Bilton says that "2013 was the year 3D printing found its sugar daddy." Between big-bill acquisitions, surging stock prices and major interest from investors, this was a year of financial success for the industry. Newbies entered the market, big companies got bigger and some of... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Will Kickstarter Users 'Take The Reins' And Fund Film About Facebook User's Suicide? - Posted December 25, 2013
Australian actress Emma Barrett has turned to Kickstarter in an effort to crowd-fund Take the Reins, a film base... [AllFacebook]

Snap3D Printer's Assembly Doesn't Require Technical Background - Posted December 20, 2013
(Kickstarter) The Snap3D printer is designed to open the door to many users still afraid to build their own printer or who don't want to deal with complex design (cutting parts, electronics, soldering). One of our the design team's dreams is to have the printer as a platform for innovations in... [3D Maker Insider]

Quin: World's First 3D Desktop Printable Doll on Kickstarter - Posted December 19, 2013
(Kickstarter) Quin, the world's first 3D printable doll has been launched for fundraising on Kickstarter by 3DKitBash. Quin was created with the idea that she be exceedingly customizable, and circumvent the limitation of previous fashion dolls. Add into the equation that you can 3D Print Quin over and over for a... [3D Maker Insider]

Funding Sought on Kickstarter for RappiDelta Jr. 3D Printer - Posted December 19, 2013
(Kickstarter) David Akers in Nottingham, UK is raising funding for his RappiDelta Jr. on Kickstarter. This is a low component count 3D printer, with no belts, bearings or pulleys meaning low cost and high reliability. The RappiDelta Jr. is entirely made of plastic. All of the parts were printed using the... [3D Maker Insider]

Improved 3D Printer Extruder Allows More Plastic Options - Posted December 18, 2013
(Kickstarter) Ron Steele is seeking funding on Kickstarter to develop a new plastic extruder that can be fitted to existing 3D printers and will allow the 3D printers to print a number of types of thermoplastic beyond what is currently available. Steele's goal is to sell 100 of these extruders. There are... [3D Maker Insider]

Smart Headband Promises to Help You Control Your Dreams - Posted December 17, 2013
There's a few headbands for sleep devotees, and if you like lucid dreams, then this Aurora headband is for you. The Aurora headband plays sounds and personalized lights to help you become aware that you are in a dream, which has been shown to reduce nightmares and lower stress. Here's how it... [PRNewser]

Smart Headband Promises to Help You Control Your Dreams - Posted December 17, 2013
There's a few headbands for sleep devotees, and if you like lucid dreams, then this Aurora headband is for you. The Aurora headband plays sounds and personalized lights to help you become aware that you are in a dream, which has been shown to reduce nightmares and lower stress. Here's how it... [Inside Mobile Apps]

The Magazine Turns to Kickstarter to Fund A Collection of Stories - Posted December 10, 2013
We've already discussed how the media is increasingly turning to crowdfunding as a source of financing. The Magazine, an all-digital pub focused on non-fiction reporting ... [10,000 Words]

Deltaprintr Seeking Funding for Simple, Affordable 3D Printer - Posted December 9, 2013
(Kickstarter) Deltaprintr is seeking funding on Kickstarter for its simple, designed-to-be-affordable 3D Printer. Their mission is to enable as many people as possible to get their hands on 3D printing technology without having to sacrifice quality or user-friendliness. The philosophy is: SIMPLE - Using a 3D Printer shouldn't be a hassle. We... [3D Maker Insider]

3D Printed Quixotic Divinity Headdress - Posted December 9, 2013
(Joshua Harker) Artist Joshua Harker has used 3D printing technology to create the Quixotic Divinity Headdress. The piece has nearly 200 hours of design time and was built by EOS using their largest format SLS printer. The piece has nearly 200 hours of design time & was built by EOS on... [Bitcoins Insider]

FormLabs Becomes Best-Funded Tech Project on Kickstarter - Posted December 5, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) FormLabs completed its Kickstarter campaign Tuesday, earning nearly $3 million dollars from more than 2,000 eager backers. This makes FormLabs the best-funded technology project on the crowdfunding site. The firm announced that it ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Thanksgivukkah: Best or Worst Marketing Stunt of the Year? - Posted November 25, 2013
We honestly can't decide, especially after reading this perfectly trollish Slate piece calling... [GalleyCat]

Robox 3D Printer and Micro-Manfucturing Platform on Kickstarter - Posted November 22, 2013
(Kickstarter) C Enterprise Ltd. based in the UK has created a new 3D printer and desktop micro-manufacturing machine called the Robox. They have just launched on Kickstarter and are looking for financial backing to make the jump to mass production. C Enterprise says that their intention is to demystify 3D printing and... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Systems Files Lawsuit Against Formlabs and Kickstarter - Posted November 19, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) 3D Systems Corporation has brought a suit in the Federal District Court of South Carolina, Rock Hill division, against Formlabs, Inc. and Kickstarter, Inc. The company is seeking injunctive relief and damages for infringement of one of its patents relating to the stereolithography (SLA) process. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

DIWire Bender the World's First CNC Wire Bender - Posted November 14, 2013
(3Ders.org) The DIWire Bender, developed by Brooklyn-based design consultancy Pensa Labs, is the world's first desktop CNC wire bender which is capable of transforming 2D computer line drawings into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. The DIWire can bend various metals and plastics, allowing for... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Inkimals 3D Printed Toy Platform Launches on Kickstarter - Posted November 13, 2013
(Kickstarter) An innovative, interactive 3D printing design tool and platform for toys has just launched on Kickstarter. Inkimals, created by John Briscella and Svetlana Blum Briscella at AMINIMAL Studio in Brooklyn is a platform for creating custom color-illustrated 3D printed designer toys. Each inkimal is fully customizable, and is made in... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Starts Trading Thursday | Restricted Google+ Communities - Posted November 6, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

Pirate3D's Tech Specs of Buccaneer 3D Printer Disappoints Backers - Posted November 5, 2013
(3Ders.org) Pirate3D unveiled a detailed technical specification for the Buccaneer on Friday and also announced preorders at $497. The preorders will be shipped in April 2014. 3Ders.org is reporting that Pirate3d also revealed to the backers they are not going to include the tech specs mentioned in their stret... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Proto-Pasta Adds Three New 3D Printer Materials - Posted October 29, 2013
(Kickstarter) The Proto-Pasta, which bills itself on Kickstarter as "The Gourmet food for your 3D printer," has added three new materials: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA, High Temperature PLA and Polycarbonate - ABS Alloy. 1) Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA is made from NatureWorks 4043D PLA Resin compounded with 15% by weight Tenax short... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printer Electronic Controller Kit Baboi Box on Kickstarter - Posted October 29, 2013
(Kickstarter) Baboi Box is an all-in-one 3D printer controller that allows you to fully control your 3D Printer without connecting to any other devices. It can be used with almost any type of stepper motor-based 3D printer, including the popular models like Prusa and Original Mendel. "It's an easy to use and... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Formlabs Closed $19M Round of Financing - Posted October 25, 2013
(Formlabs blog) Formlabs' Maxim Lobovsky announced on October 24 that the company closed a $19 million round of financing. Labovsky praised "great group of partners who will help us carry forward in making our vision for Formlabs a reality." In the the last two years, Formlabs has built a 30-person international... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The Loveumentary Project Sets Out to Discover the Truth About Love - Posted October 22, 2013
Everyone loves a good love story. Unfortunately the way we see love is heavily shaped by what's portrayed in the media. On one hand there's the over-romanticised perspective based on movie magic conditioning. On the other hand we have the dire perspective based on celebrity culture and the hi... [AllFacebook]

ORD Solutions Launches 5 Color/Material Printer on Kickstarter - Posted October 22, 2013
(Kickstarter) ORD Solutions wants to provide a 3D Printer with as many as five extrusion nozzles and has launched its 5 Color/Material 3D Printer on Kickstarter. It is priced at $$1,645. The team expects to get a working prototype of a five nozzle printer and start building prototypes of the printers... [Inside 3D Printing News]

$100 3D Printer Reaches 1304% of Kickstarter Goal - Posted October 21, 2013
(3Ders.org) The Peachy printer, the first $100 printer and scanner was launched on Kickstarter on September 20 and within one day it had already reached its original campaign goal of $50K. The campaign has now reached over $650 in pledges, 1304% of its original goal. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3Dsimo Drawing Pen Launches on indiegogo - Posted October 16, 2013
(3Ders.org) David Paskevic from Prague, Czech Republic and his team have launched their 3Dsimo, a multimaterial 3D drawing pen on indiegogo. The 3Dsimo has some similar offering as 3Doodler, but it provides users the possibility to choose print options. Users can choose temperature and velocity, and 3Dsimo can handle various materials... [Bitcoins Insider]

3Dsimo Drawing Pen Launches on indiegogo - Posted October 16, 2013
(3Ders.org) David Paskevic from Prague, Czech Republic and his team have launched their 3Dsimo, a multimaterial 3D drawing pen on indiegogo. The 3Dsimo has some similar offering as 3Doodler, but it provides users the possibility to choose print options. Users can choose temperature and velocity, and 3Dsimo can handle various materials... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 20, 2013
"Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets." - Andy Warhol This may well be true, but someone still has to enlighten the public about doing it safely and pleasurably--and for "sexual wellbeing brand" Durex in the Americas that someone ... [FishbowlDC]

MAKLAB on Kickstarter to Raise Funds to Expand to London - Posted September 20, 2013
(Kickstarter) MAKLAB, the digital fabrication studio based in Glasgow, Scotland, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to extend their operation to London, with the aim of initiating a UK Network. MAKLAB has the support of Makerversity.org, and is looking to set up in the central London... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Music Powered Games Allows Indie Artists To Add Music To Facebook Games, Earn Commissions - Posted September 13, 2013
Independent music artists can get into the game on Facebook in a big way... [AllFacebook]

The First Dual Head, Plug & Play Personal 3D Printer - Posted September 12, 2013
(Zeepro) Zeepro Inc. has introduced Zim, the first and only personal 3D printer to feature a dual color printing head, Ethernet & WiFi connectivity, an onboard micro-camera, smartphone and tablet control, and an exclusive refillable cartridge system. Zim believes the device will take 3D Printing mainstream, as everyone from hobbyists to... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Kickstarter Project for 3D Printed Smartphone Headset - Posted September 11, 2013
(Kickstarter) The 3D printed vrAse enables users to enjoy movies in a huge 3D-Perfect screen, play totally immersive games and experience the awesome possibilities of Augmented Reality. It's a compact, portable, affordable, hands free and upgradable device. The principle is very simple and super-powerful; compared to other methods, vrAse cr... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printer Test Kit from Graphica on Kickstarter - Posted September 4, 2013
(Kickstarter) Graphica is a new 3D printer test kit that features 12 Unreleased Test Chips focusing on Mechanical Components and Artistic Flair. The Graphica is designed for being printed on a FDM 3D Printer for measuring the abilities of a 3D Printer. The new Graphica are divided into 2 groups. Representational... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Microfactory's Oversized 3D Printer on Kickstarter - Posted September 3, 2013
(PCMAG) The Microfactory project was recently PC Magazine's favorite crowdfunded technology of the week. The Microfactory looks like an oversized 3D printer--and it is. It can 3D print with two different kinds of materials simultaneously and has a rack to hold four spindles full of extrusion materials. It's also capable of... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The gMax 3D Printer - Print. Bigger. - Posted August 29, 2013
(Kickstarter) Gordon T. LaPlante is raising funds for his gMax 3D Printer on Kickstarter. gMax is a new personal desktop 3D printer with an extremely large build volume: 16'' x 16'' x 9'' (2,304 cubic in) / 406 x 406 x 229 mm. The gMax 3D Printer is among the top... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Login With Facebook Update: Apps Must Now Separately Request Permission To Post On Behalf Of Users - Posted August 22, 2013
Facebook users who are fed up with posts from ... [AllFacebook]

AIO Robotics to Introduce 3D Machine on Kickstarter - Posted August 22, 2013
(3Ders.org) Startup AIO Robotics is developing a new and innovative All-In-One 3D copy machine. The company will introduce the printer on Kickstarter on September 4. This All-In-One 3D copy machine is a 3D printer with an integrated 3D scanner, and the idea is to have an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Wheel NY Kickstarter Aims to Make Mobility App for Disabled and Elderly - Posted August 21, 2013
New York is an amazing city, but also an impossible beast if you have physical disabilities. Navigation apps like Google Maps are great tools for everyday users, but they don't address the needs of the disabled or even someone with a temporary disability. There's a noticeable absence of accessibility assistance... [PRNewser]

Wheel NY Kickstarter Aims to Make Mobility App for Disabled and Elderly - Posted August 21, 2013
New York is an amazing city, but also an impossible beast if you have physical disabilities. Navigation apps like Google Maps are great tools for everyday users, but they don't address the needs of the disabled or even someone with a temporary disability. There's a noticeable absence of accessibility assistance... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Kickstarter Campaign for 3D Printable Gearless Ratchet - Posted August 21, 2013
(Kickstarter) Roller Clutch Tools is raising funds on Kickstarter for its "New Ratchet 3rd Generation" (NRG3), a 3D printable gearless ratchet. "The current style of ratchet wrenches is technically outdated and in need of some serious improvement." says the team. This new NRG3 can be used for assembling printer kits, RC... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Tribesports Leaps Over Kickstarter Goal - Posted August 20, 2013
A new sportswear line driven by a community of sports enthusiasts has more than doubled their Kickstarter goal, raising $96,000 in a week. London-based Tribesports is crowdsourcin... [AllFacebook]

Printrbot Celebrates Kickerstarter Anniversary with a Sale - Posted August 19, 2013
(Printrbot) To celebrate its first anniversary, PrintrBot has announced a "Kickstarter One Year Fulfillment Anniversary Sale!" The company is offering 10% OFF all Printrbots and filament on its first anniversary of fulfilling and shipping all of Kickstarter orders. Printrbot's sale on all bots and filament runs from Sunday, August 18 until... [Inside 3D Printing News]

ZBoard Skateboard Prototyped on MakerBot Replicator 2 - Posted July 19, 2013
(MakerBot blog) The ZBoard is an electric skateboard by Intuitive Motion Inc., that uses weight sensors to control acceleration and braking. Geoff Larson and Ben Forman developed the concept for the ZBoard in 2009 while attending USC as undergraduates in mechanical engineering. The duo needed to prototype the weight-sensing footpads that make... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Asteroid Miners to Use 3D Printing for Space Telescopes - Posted July 19, 2013
(Yahoo! News) Planetary Resources is teaming up with 3D Systems, whose 3D printing technology will help craft components for the Arkyd line of prospecting spacecraft, officials announced on June 26. The collaboration should help billionaire backed Planetary Resources build certain parts of its Arkyd 100, 200 and 300 probes more cheaply... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Systems to Partner on Development of Spacecraft Components - Posted June 28, 2013
(3Ders.org) 3D Systems announced this week that the company has joined Planetary Resources' core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner in developing and manufacturing components of its ARKYD Series of spacecraft using 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions. Planetary Resources sees addit... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printed Manufacturing of Windsurf, Kitesurf and Paddle Boards - Posted June 25, 2013
(Kickstarter) MADE? is a performance board sports manufacturer that has abandoned traditional construction in favor of next-generation additive manufacturing processes. Through a revolutionary approach to design and cutting-edge 3D printing technology, MADE has developed a new way to design, create, and manufacture high-performan... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Indiegogo Capitalizes on Kickstarter's PR Woes With Campaign Against Sexual Violence - Posted June 24, 2013
Last week, Kickstarter responded to criticism over its handling of a controversial "seduction guide" that seemed to advocate... [AllFacebook]

The Fastest Filament Extrusion Bot - Posted June 20, 2013
(3Ders.org) The ExtrusionBot, developed by Mark Dill in Arizona, is claimed to be the world's fastest home built automatic filament extruder. A filament extruder converts inexpensive ABS or PLA pellets into a spool of filament to be used in 3D printers. The ExtrusionBot is unlike any other extruder available on the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Through a Sculpture: Skulpturhalle on Kickstarter - Posted June 20, 2013
(CosmoWenman.com) The Skulpturhalle Basel museum in Switzerland and Cosmo Wenman are collaborating to bring great art into people's lives. Wenman has been 3D scanning artwork in museums for the past year and using those scans to 3D print life-size reproductions. Wenman has also been sharing his 3D printable files online so... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Pirate3D's Buccaneer Close to $1M Goal on Kickstarter - Posted June 19, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) Pirate 3D Inc is within $50,000 of the proposed one million dollar mark on Kickstarter. Close to 2,500 contributors have invested and saw a two-day increase of $30,000 recently. The intention shifted with the new Stretch Goal from placing 3D printers in African institutions to setting a sleek... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Pirate3D Launches Buccaneer 3D Printer on Kickstarter - Posted May 31, 2013
(3Ders.org) Pirate3D's low-cost 3D printer has launched on Kickstarter. The Buccaneer 3D printer has a list price of $347 and is one of the most affordable consumer 3D printer. A very limited number (360) of these 3D printers will be given away at $247, a reward for those who back the Buccaneer... [Inside 3D Printing News]

OpenBeam's Kossel Pro 3D Printer Looks to be Heading Towards Success on Kickstarter - Posted May 29, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) The 3D Kossel Pro printer, now in Kickstarter funding mode, was born from the original OpenBeam project, a Kickstarted endeavour to create a standardized set of J and T slot metal extrusions with 3 mm holes ideal for Makers and hobbyists to assemble into various structures ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3DKitbash's 3D Printer Testkit on Kickstarter - Posted May 22, 2013
(3Ders.org) A small group of toy developers at 3DKitbash have come up with a 3D Printer test kit aiming to help makers forecast their 3D Printer's abilities. 3DKitbash's '3D Printer Test Kit' allows users to test print small 'Tolerance Chips' to see how the 3D printer will handle different modeling characteristics... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Independent Horror Movie To Be Released Via Facebook Game? - Posted May 21, 2013
There are movies, and there are Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Why Was Planet Money's Kickstarter Campaign So Successful? - Posted May 13, 2013
At the time of this writing, NPR's Planet Money has raised $524,286 on Kickstarter. The project has a day left, and is a pretty remarkable feat considering the sum is more than 10 times their initial goal of $50,000. So how did they do it? First of... [10,000 Words]

Which Crowdfunding Site Has the Best Terms? - Posted May 8, 2013
Press coverage of Donald Trump's foray into crowdfunding with FundAnything has said Trump wants to open crowdfunding up to the masses. Which got us thinking about which crowdfunding sites have the most favorable terms for users. Kickstarter takes a 5 percent cut from su... [AllFacebook]

Pico: An AA Battery Sized Hot-End for RepRap 3D Printers Coming to Kickstarter - Posted April 30, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) Pico is B3 Innovations' tiny, all metal 3mm filament hot-end for RepRap based 3D printers. Pico is made out of a single piece of 303 stainless steel with a custom (brass) nozzle to maintain a solid, fluid-tight finish.   Pico has high precision cooling fins in order to pr... [Inside 3D Printing News]

RappiDelta on Kickstarter - Posted April 19, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) RappiDelta, a delta type 3D printer, is seeking funding on Kickstarter to start production and further development of the company's large format 3D printer. The delta type 3D printer is a departure from the more traditional cartesian 3d printers. RappiDelta is a delta type 3D printer that can... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3DAGOGO - A Repository of Tested 3D Models - Posted April 18, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) 3DAGOGO is focusing on the 3D printing of everyday things such as household items. The aim is to lower the barriers hindering the wider adoption of 3D printing in the consumer segment. 3DAGOGO is creating a repository of 3D printable files that have already been tested and thus... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Refiner on Kickstarter - Posted April 9, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) 3D Refiner is intended to be used for 3D printed objects that have been produced using higher layers for time-saving purposes, but which are still needed to be on-par with the quality of higher resolution objects. This would conventionally mean some intricate manual smoothing, involving a lot of... [Inside 3D Printing News]

New Portable J-Rev 3D Printer - Posted April 9, 2013
(3Ders.org) J-Rev, created by Benjamin McDaniel, the founder of Japica, is a new desktop 3D printer that uses "Fused Filament Fabrication" (FFF) technology, and it uses new concepts for its motion. The X and Y system was derived from the CoreXY theory. With this system Benjamin could use bigger Nema... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printing Filament Extruder Hits $130,000 at Kickstarter - Posted April 3, 2013
(3D Printing Industry) Filastruder met their Kickstarter target of $5,000 within one hour, hit nearly $50,000 two days after launching the campaign, and is increasing the funded amount every day. Filastruder is a filament extruder for 3D printing, which allows anyone to create their own filament at home. Cu... [Inside 3D Printing News]

UK Firm Creates Its Own 'Kickstarter PR Division' - Posted March 26, 2013
Here's an interesting piece of news via PR Week: UK firm Dynamo, whic... [FishbowlDC]

9-Year-Old Coder Triggers Kickstarter Avalanche - Posted March 22, 2013
Mackenzie Wilson, a 9 year-old straight-A student from Stevensville, Maryland, started a Kickstarter ... [AllFacebook]

Gigabot is a Huge Consumer 3D Printer Awaiting Kickstarter Dollars - Posted March 22, 2013
(Engadget) The 3D printer Gigabot has a build envelope 30 times the volume of a standard consumer device of 24 x 24 x 24 inches. The Gigabot device is so big that it can support a full-sized laptop sitting atop an attached arm. The project is the brainchild of re:3D, an Austin-based... [Inside 3D Printing News]

IBM Sees 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing - Posted March 22, 2013
(Engineering.com) IBM's Paul Brody, the global industry leader for electronics at IBM, believes that three things are set to change the way products are designed and manufactured. In a keynote speech delivered at the Siemens PLM Innovation Conference, Brody acknowledged that open source electronics, in... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Affordable eyeCharm Adds Eye Tracking to Your Kinect - Posted March 18, 2013
(3Ders.org) Munich based NUIA 4titoo is offering its NUIA eyeCharm, a hardware add-on for Microsoft's Kinect, in both an assembled and 3D print-your-own version. The eyeCharm is a plug and play device that can be attached to any Kinect (Xbox 360 or Windows) and adds eye-tracking controls in under 10 minutes. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Arkami Reaches 235% of Kickstarter Goal and Announces Advisory Board - Posted March 14, 2013
Arkami , Inc. today announced new members to the Advisory Board (list below) to provide valuable perspective on the introduction of myIDkey , the industry's first biometric fingerprint, Bluetooth wireless / USB key. Building off the successful Kickstarter launch, the board brings strategic counsel to the executive team in the areas... [semanticweb.com]

Veronica Mars Film Raises Almost $2 Million in a Day on Kickstarter - Posted March 13, 2013
The cult girl-detective series Veronica Mars may come to the silver screen after years of talk but little studio action. Creator and writer Rob Thomas and actress Kristen Bell too the idea to ... [AllFacebook]

Donations pouring into Kickstarter to fund 'Veronica Mars' movie - Posted March 13, 2013
Update: It reached the $2 million goal in less than a day -- an all-time Kickstarter record. Earlier: Six years ago, the TV show Veronica Mars ended its run. Then today creator Rob Thomas -- along with Kristin Bell and cast -- ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

3D Printing Pen Raises Over $1.8M in One Week on Kickstarter - Posted February 28, 2013
(WebProNews) The 3Doodler pen project began with a goal of raising $30,000 on Kickstarter but has gone on to raise $1.8M in one week. The masterminds behind the creation are Max Bogue and Peter Dilworth, who are in charge of research and development for WobbleWorks toys. They say they are astounded at... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Southern CA Linux Expo Features 3D Printing, Cloud Computing, Product Demos - Posted February 28, 2013
(The Daily Nexus) Kyle Rankin from Artemis Internet gave a keynote that covered the history of 3D printing and how it works with the open-source community to over two thousand Linux users, free software enthusiasts and nerds of all general descriptions who attended the 11th annual Southern California Linux Exp... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The Filabot Will Revolutionize Home 3D Printing Market - Posted February 26, 2013
(Guardian) The Filabot grinds down everyday plastic waste and recycles household scrap into 3D printing material. Everything from water pipes to drinks bottles, plastic wrappers and Lego bricks can be fed into the contraption - which grinds, melts and extrudes the plastic into a filament of either 3mm or 1.75mm diameters.... [Inside 3D Printing News]

How To Crowdfund Your Journalism Project - Posted January 22, 2013
Crowdfunding seems to be happening everywhere these days. From small art-projects to large scale hardware ventures, the Internet community is eager to send cash towards a cause they believe in, and it's a great way to fill in the financial gaps when pursuing an in-depth project on behalf of a publi... [10,000 Words]

Environment-Themed Education Apps on Kickstarter - Posted December 11, 2012
Cultural anthropologist Michael Leifer and app designer Jory Prum, aka ecodads, hope to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund the development of two educational... [PRNewser]

Environment-Themed Education Apps on Kickstarter - Posted December 11, 2012
Cultural anthropologist Michael Leifer and app designer Jory Prum, aka ecodads, hope to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund the development of two educational... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Kickstarter Success Story Ouya Ships December 28 - Posted November 30, 2012
Ouya, the video game console-in-progress that earned more than $8.5 million on Kickstarter, will ship to lucky backers starting December 28. The small, inexpensive gaming unit built on the Android ... [AllFacebook]

Bring Facebook Photos To Life With Top Charms - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook photos are a great way to connect with friends and loved ones, but they don't have to stay on your phone or computer. Through an interesting idea, Top Charms... [AllFacebook]

Games Have Exploded on Kickstarter, but Company Will Stick to Creative Projects - Posted November 5, 2012
Games have exploded on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter this year, increasing by 20-fold over last year, said CEO and co-founder Perry Chen. Games accounted for $3.5 million in funding in 2011 and have already driven roughly 20 times that in 2012, Chen told the au... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg No. 2 On 'Fortune' 40 Under 40 - Posted October 11, 2012
Facebook finished second to ... [AllFacebook]

Amanda Palmer's Social Media Win Turns into PR Fail - Posted October 3, 2012
Ever heard of Amanda Palmer? The social media expert and former leader of the "punk cabaret" act Dresden Dolls invoked the wrath of the Internet after performing what we believe to be something of a brilliant act: turning a social media win into ... [FishbowlDC]

Crowdfunding via Kickstarter: A New Kind of PR? - Posted September 20, 2012
Chances are you've heard the name Kickstarter, the fundraising startup that calls itself "the world's largest funding platform for creat... [FishbowlDC]

Digital Photo Frame Instacube Adds Facebook Support After Reaching $500K On Kickstarter - Posted September 11, 2012
There are a half-million reasons why photos from Face... [AllFacebook]

How Social Media Leads To Social Change [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 21, 2012
Did you know that almost three quarters (73 percent) of U.S. adults say that being involved in social change is personally important to them? The rapid advancement and growth of channels such as Twitter and Facebook has had a dramatic effect on our personal and professional l... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Social Change Through Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted August 20, 2012
How are organizations such as Kickstarter, DonorsChoose.org, Pencils of Promise, and ... [AllFacebook]

It Can Be Done: Penny Arcade Raises $500K on Kickstarter to Run Site Without Ads - Posted August 15, 2012
Penny Arcade, the webcomic devoted to all things video games, has raised $528,144 from 9,069 backers in order to remove all of the ads from its site for one year. In the introductory video, founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins said they needed cash for rent, employee salaries, and other things... [AllFacebook]

Taking It To The Tweets: Petition To Keep Twitter Ecosystem Open Up To More Than 500 Signatures, While App.Net With Its Twitter Alternative Service Surpasses Funding Goals - Posted August 15, 2012
This week saw a tweet from @bottlenoseapp that the petition to keep the Twitter ecosystem open has moved past the 500-signature goal. Bottlenose, the service co-founded by Nova Spivack, who created the petition and tweeted the same, uses natural language processing, semantic classification, sentiment analytics and trend detection to give users... [semanticweb.com]

Twitter Competitor App.net Reaches Funding Goal - Now What? - Posted August 13, 2012
So App.net has blasted straight through its $500k Kickstarter goal and is currently at $744 with eleven hours left. And this is making Dalton Caldwell, App.net's founder, the talk of Twitter. The look and feel of the Alpha site is very Twitterish an... [AllTwitter]

At $170,000+, '99% Invisible' Becomes Most Funded Kickstarter in Journalism - Posted August 12, 2012
2nd most funded in publishing. 1st in journalism. Thanks so much for being a part of it. You rule! twitter.com/romanmars/stat... -- Roman Mars (@romanmars) August 10, 2012 An update to ... [10,000 Words]

Sequel In The Works For Viral Facebook App Take This Lollipop - Posted August 9, 2012
Facebook users took to Take This Lollipop, to... [AllFacebook]

How a 'Tiny' Radio Show Raises Over $147,000 on Kickstarter - Posted August 6, 2012
The crew of the radio show and podcast 99% Invisible doesn't compare to that of Morning Edition, This American Life, or most popular public radio strongholds. It's only two people (a... [10,000 Words]

Former Good Staffers Launch Kickstarter for New Mag - Posted June 25, 2012
Earlier this month, 8 suddenly unemployed members of the Good editorial team announced they were collaborating to create a single issue magazine called Tomorrow. Today the Los Angeles-based group launched a fundraising effort on Kickstarter for the project, and they've already raised over two thirds of their $15,000 goal. Beyond the opportunity... [FishbowlLA]

Thunderclap Migrating From Twitter To Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
Thunderclap, a mass-messaging service that gained popularity on Twitter, has set it... [AllFacebook]

The Pebble Smartwatch Raises $5M -- Biggest Kickstarter Ever - Posted April 19, 2012
Kickstarter has been making some pretty serious waves lately. After legendary game designer Tim Schaeffer and his Double Fine game team raised $3.4m, we've seen the company launch all sorts of ... [AllFacebook]

Word to Semantic Web Startups: The JOBS Act Is On - Posted March 28, 2012
If there's one thing the Semantic Web arena is full of, it is start-ups. In fact, the slew of creative and innovative ideas out there coming from young companies is one of the reasons for the first Start-Up Competition to be held at the Semantic Tech & Business... [semanticweb.com]

3 More Enterprising Journalism Kickstarter Campaigns - Posted February 9, 2012
Kickstarter has emerged as the go-to platform for crowdfunding online. In 2011, they received nearly $100 million in pledges and over a million backers. With these numbers, crowdfunding through Kickstarter can be a great way to raise awareness about your project and build momentum around your cause. Here are a just few... [10,000 Words]

Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360 Video to iPhone - Posted December 15, 2011
In the latest episode of "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler talks with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360 Video to iPhone - Posted December 15, 2011
In the latest episode of "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler talks with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360 Video to iPhone - Posted December 15, 2011
In the latest episode of "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler talks with ... [FishbowlNY]

Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360 Video to iPhone - Posted December 15, 2011
In the latest episode of "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Meckler talks with ... [FishbowlDC]

Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360 Video to iPhone - Posted December 15, 2011
In the latest episode of Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler talks with ... [FishbowlLA]

Newsmotion Takes A New Approach To 'Civic Journalism' - Posted December 9, 2011
Newsmotion is a startup journalism project that seeks to give voice to important international stories, but do so in an artistic, narrative way. In this new model of "civic media," the organization wants to communicate stories in a way that connects people around issues and gives a voice to the voiceless,... [10,000 Words]

PaySwarm - Give Someone $0.02 for Their Two Cents (Part I) - Posted October 11, 2011
Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO of Digital Bazaar, Inc., sat down with SemanticWeb.com to discuss Payswarm, a new standard that he is working on through a W3C Community Group. This article is Part 1 of 2.   ... [AllTwitter]

How You Can Get Involved With Longshot Magazine - Posted July 5, 2011
The dynamic trio and their team of volunteer editors, sketch artists, photographers, writers, reporters and poets are at it again -- the 48-hour, user-generated Longshot Magazine will be produced... [10,000 Words]

Kickstarter Project Aims to Bring Fashion Shows to the Masses - Posted June 7, 2011
LES Runway is not just bringing fashion shows to the wide open downtown NYC population. It's also turning to the masses on the Internet to help bring the project to life. Cheryl Maleh and Grand Opening have turned to Kickstarter to launch LES Runway in September.Kickstarter is already a popular site for... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media and Movies: A Match Made in Hollywood - Posted April 25, 2011
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Kickstarter and Sundance to Help Films Get Funded - Posted January 27, 2011
Kickstarter, the startup that helps projects find funding through crowd sourcing, has hooked up with the Sundance Institute to help fund independent film projects. Many indie... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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