AstroPrint Kickstarter Campaign Raises Goal in 3 HoursTuesday, May 9, 2017
San Diego-based AstroPrint embarked May 9 on its second Kickstarter campaign in two years.
The business plans to bring out its AstroBox Touch, a touchscreen controller that is compatible with an estimated 80 percent of desktop 3-D printers.
The business is also releasing several new software applications for 3-D printing.
Three hours into its campaign, AstroPrint reported it had reached its $10,000 goal for AstroBox Touch, with 29½ days left to go.
AstroPrint — a graduate of the EvoNexus incubator — offers hardware, software, cloud services and an app marketplace for 3-D printing.
The proposed AstroBox Touch controller will have a 3.5-inch touchscreen. The company is promising people who pledge $100 an early version of the controller as well as lifetime access to its cloud services. The first shipment of controllers is expected in October.
AstroPrint estimates the 3-D printing market is worth $5 billion.