Doubters Be Damned: The $200 MakiBox Has Started Shipping
Makible started their company with the ambition of becoming a crowdfunding site, but pivoted to making 3D printers when their vision of creating the world’s most affordable 3D printer — the $200 MakiBox — took off with interest.
The excitement felt by some was equally (or more) matched by doubters and online trolls saying that such a thing at such a price point would be impossible.
When we visited Makible’s lab in Hong Kong last April, we saw working pre-production prototypes of MakiBox and we heard nothing but confidence and passion from the company’s founder, Jon Buford.
And today marks the most significant milestone and proof-point yet as the company is now officially shipping product to their 5000-long backlog of customers around the world. The first five units have been shipped and, for now, they’ve proven that the vision was possible.
Congrats Jon and Makible!