The Micro has hit the $2 million mark, with 7091 backers less than 3 days into the campaign. Starting at $299 The Micro is fast racing to be one of the most successful Kickstarters of all time, after hitting their funding goal in just 11 minute.
Micro 3D printer reaches $2m in 3 days on KickstarterStaff writer ▼ | Monday April 14, 2014 2:30AM ET
The Micro hit the $1 million mark in 25 hours, faster than the Pebble watch, which took 28 hours to reach the same milestone. The Micro is currently overfunded by 4007% just 3 days into the campaign, meaning that the project looks set to overtake crowdfunding successes such as Oculus Rift, which hit 974% of funding by the time the campaign came to a close.
It is on course to race to the top Kickstarters of all time:
The Micro: currently at $2,003,989 in 2 days and 22 hours days into the campaign
Oculus Rift: reached $2,437,429 in 31 days
Double FIne Adventure: total reached $3,336,371 in 35 days
OUYA: total reached $8,596,474 in 30 days
Pebble Watch: total reached $10,266,845 in 38 days
Michael Armani, Founder at M3D, explains: "We are absolutely astounded by the positive response we've had; to hit our goal in just 11 minutes and then to raise more than $2 million this early in our campaign. We're honored to be in the same arena of Kickstarter success stories such as the Oculus Rift, and excited to be making The Micro a reality for the everyday consumer thanks to our backers.
"They've made this possible, and we're making sure that we deliver on time as a thank you for their continued support."
The Micro can be used to create anything from custom jewellery, cookie cutters, everyday objects around the house, and real engineering and artistic prototypes. To start 3D printing you simply plug in the printer, download or create models, and hit print; making it ideal for both the everyday user and the more tech-savvy 3D printing enthusiast.
The Micro comes ready to use out of the box, meaning that there's no setup or complicated instructions to follow - all in an accessible, compact and portable size that can rest on any table-top. ■