You'll want to own this low-cost 3D printer

We've all seen incredible examples of print in 3D. But whilst we'd all love to have a go ourselves, 3D printers are out of the reach of most people's budgets. That is, until now. The latest project from M3D, The Micro brings 3D printing to the masses at just $299 a pop.

M3D launched their Kickstarter campaign on April 7th, and the $50,000 goal was reached within a mere 11 minutes. As founder David Jones explains, "We’ve managed to keep the cost of The Micro low by ensuring that it’s space and power efficient, compact, and lightweight. It uses as much power as a tablet would use, without compromising on reliability, consistency, or accessibility."

The dinky little printer can be used to create anything from custom toys, jewellery and chocolate to real engineering and artistic prototypes. And you can still buy one, 'for a limited time' on Kickstarter.

What do you think of this new product? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.