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3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be!

3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be! Read more

245
backers
$64,486
pledged of $100,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 9, 2014.

3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be!

About this project

The market's very first affordable, high-quality 3D printer… available in August from $99 with your help!

True low cost 3D and exceptional quality 3D printers are not yet shipping. Yet the demand is there as the Kickstarter community has shown—and from the increasing number of people creating cool things with 3D printing.

We created the MOTA 3D Printer to deliver high performance at a price low enough for almost anyone to own one. We're ready to start shipping in August, if we get the backing to get it into high-volume production.

FAQ

  • We gave it a lot of thought and compared generic/bulk filaments. We determined the following problems with the Generic Filaments:

    1) Generic/Bulk filaments, commonly known as spools, gets unravel and messy, even tangled.
    2) They are difficult for user to install
    3) They do not send status of the filament to the printer
    4) Depending on the quality of the filament itself it can severely damage the printer head

    We wanted to make something neat and futuristic so users don't have to deal with messy wires all around the room and it's easily changeable by the end-user and the generic/bulk filaments did not meet the quality or functions needed so we created MOTA Filaments with these features:

    1) The filament cartridge has a built-in chip that communicates with the printer on the status and functions.
    2) The cartridge bank in the back of the printer requires certain alignment for support
    3) High quality; As with regular document printers, lower quality cartridges filaments can reduce the life or damage the print heads.
    4) As an option, a switch would allow change of filaments on the spot while the printer is printing

    One filament will be provided with all the 3D Printer purchases. For an additional filaments you can add $30 for each color or pre-order http://www.mota.com/3d-printer/, and assuming funding goes through, will be available at a very competitive price shortly after Kickstarter on major online stores such as Amazon.com , and expected to be widely available in retails stores.

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  • Absolutely; that was the main factor in designing the filament. You can easily remove and replace the filaments and we will have instruction video and easy-to-use manual once funding is completed

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

    22 backers

    OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY: No Support is too small. You'll receive your very own thank-you tile for every $1 on mota3d.com which you can use to link to your website, upload a picture, or post a message. Plus, a thank-you email, and we will keep you up-to-date here on Kickstarter on the project's progress. And, of course, we'll love you forever!

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    3 backers

    GIVE US A HAND!: Want to help but don't want a 3D printer just yet? We appreciate your interest of course and we'll send the above, plus a a MOTA 3D Printer Keychain, an awesome looking MOTA t-shirt, and 10 tiles on mota3d.com (Free US Shipping. Add $5 International Shipping)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $99 reward

    50 backers All gone!

    3D PRINTER GIVEAWAY: Are you early to the game? Good for you! We have a special limited edition MOTA 3D Printer at a price that may never be beat. Get a 3D Printer, one filament, plus all the above.
    (Free US Shipping. International Shipping Available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $299 reward

    160 backers All gone!

    JACKPOT WINNER: Want the 3D printer but don't mind waiting to get the best deal? We have a special limited edition MOTA 3D Printer at the best bargain you can find. Get a 3D printer and one filament. (Free US Shipping. International Shipping Available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $499 reward

    8 backers Limited (992 left of 1000)

    THE AWESOME PRINTER: One limited-edition MOTA 3D Printer in any color (choose from black, red, blue, or white chassis) and one filament for well below the retail price.
    (Free US Shipping. International Shipping Available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $799 reward

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    ALPHA TESTERS: Want to get the MOTA 3D Printer before anyone else? Then alpha testing is for you! Your feedback about one of our hand-assembled alpha 3D printers will help ensure that high-volume production ramps up smoothly and quickly. Included are 4 filaments. (Free US Shipping. International Shipping Available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)