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Submission + - Backers Accuse 3D Printer Kickstarter of Faking Prints 3

PrintBetter writes: With just 3 days to go, backers are pulling out of Next Dynamics' NexD1 Kickstarter amidst fears the creator exaggerated progress on their prototype and tried to pass off prints purchased from Shapeways as their own.

Billed as the "first Multimaterial & Electronics 3D Printer" the Berlin company's campaign was a darling of Kickstarter, carrying their "Projects We Love" endorsement and receiving praise from publications like TechCrunch, 3DPrint.com and Make magazine for its purported ability to mix up to six plastic and conductive resins in a single print.

But as pledges grew to over half a million euros, backers started to sense things didn't add up. Kevin Holmes comments "Wow, I'm stunned — I cancelled my pledge already ... Did they really buy parts from Shapeways and pass them off as their own?" while Anthony Webb remarks "I've backed over 100 projects on Kickstarter ... but this one takes the cake for a complete scam."

The company was a no-show at events it scheduled this week, including a demonstration yesterday and a live stream today.

Comment TV? What is that? (Score 1) 192

And I wonder how many people bought the box with/without the coupon that had no need for it (they had cable, satellite, or already had a digital box in their TV).

Or people like me, who don't own a TV. I was going to take a shotgun to it, but decide that was an environmental hazard so I gave it away.

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