Shortly after one of the most successful 3d printing crowdfunding campaigns ever, another low cost 3d printer - the Yeehaw - is trying to replicate its success.
Last week, the Tiko 3D printer launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and quickly raised nearly 3 million dollars. Provided the team from Ontario, Canada can deliver their printers on time, beginning in January, this will go down as one of the best examples of crowdsourcing an affordable desktop 3d printer to date.
In comes the Yeehaw 3d printer, which launched on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo just after the Tiko 3D machine. The Yeehaw is aimed at children and families that want a low cost, easy to use 3d printer, and it looks eerily similar to the Tiko 3D (see below: Tiko 3D is the first machine shown and the Yeehaw is the second).
There's very little actual footage of the Yeehaw 3d printer shown to potential customers, which can pick up a Yeehaw for $249. In most of the media shown to potential customers, the Yeehaw is shown in a 3d rendered form. The company, based in Shenzen, China, is promising to deliver some of their 3d printers to customers by Christmas of this year.
As part of our mission at ThreeD Materials is to inform the consumer about their 3d printing purchases, our team would highly recommend putting your dollars towards the Tiko 3D instead of the Yeehaw, based on a hyper ambitious promise to deliver Yeehaw machines within a month of crowdfunding, and the lack of pictures and actual video footage of the 3d printer from the team at Yeehaw.