In the fall of 2012 Rylan Grayston was more than a few years deep into chasing his dream of becoming a successful inventor. Upon learning of 3D printing technology he realized that it was a must have tool for an aspiring inventor. Forunately for him there was one problem - 3D printers weren't available for less than a couple thousand dollars, and he could barely afford a sandwich. Instead of getting a job and saving up some money, he went to work on making his own 3D printer.
After months of hacking away at various designs in his brothers apartment living room he had a breakthrough. He had developed a working 3D printer prototype almost entirely out of household items, essentially reinventing the way a 3D printer works along the way. To say it barely worked is a stretch, but it was enough to spark the interest of an small investor. Over the next 9 months Rylan worked tirelessly to improve on his original concept, and with a little help from his local hackerspace community (Saskatoon Techworks) he did it.
In September of 2013 and Rylan, along with his brother Nathan, and investor David Boe launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Peachy Printer - The World's First $100 3D Printer. It's performance was rudimentary at best, and it sure wasn't pretty, but the unique nature of the product and the groundbreaking price tag set it apart from other printers and inspired people from all over the world to support the project. Within 1 month the project had raised nearly $750,000 and gained the support and excitement of thousands. Ever since it's been a whirlwind of hard work, innovative thinking, problem solving, team work, and community involvement all in the pursuit of one goal - getting The Peachy Printer into the hands of our backers.
In present day, Peachy Printer is a small team of thinkers, hackers, and makers all working together to bring a product that we believe in to life. We believe that humans have an innate capacity to create, and that 3D printing is modern technologies most promising tool for fulfilling that capacity. We want to live in a world where people can have the tools to chase their dreams, no matter their story. It is these beliefs that drive us to bring forth the accessibility of 3D printing through tireless work and constant innovation.
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