Crowdsourced 3D printers: Photos of Kickstarter's 10 most successful projects

Micro 3D Printer

We wrote about this one after Maryland-based M3D raised more than $2 million in the first two days of its campaign on Kickstarter for the seven-square inch Micro desktop 3D printer. It has now raised over $3 million in funding. The printer was so popular because of its tiny size, ability to easily print small items, and its simple user interface. Right on the screen, people can choose from objects to print or download directly from open source websites that have designs.

Image: M3D

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.