Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

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Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by GeekyRaptor » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:05 am

I was wondering if anyone knows of any ways to raise funds for a 3d printer, anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance :) also a short question does anyone know where on the forum to introduce myself? I am kinda lost on here.

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by PartTimeRonin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:16 am

What do you mean by "raise funds"?
Who is it for?

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by Makerparts » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:52 am

Work. earn money.. save up. buy it.. :P

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by GeekyRaptor » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm

Basically the 3d printer would be an Anett A8 3d printer I was planning on buying for myself, but I'd have to wait 3 months or more to buy it, " I only make 60 dollars a month as allowance from ssi, the rest being rent and stuff like groceries." I was planning on saving up, but I was hoping there might be a way that is a little bit faster or a simple way to make a little bit of money to put towards the printer and filaments. Thankyou for replying everyone :)

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by GeekyRaptor » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:03 pm

Does not seem really legit, I was hoping for a side hobby that could raise some small amounts of cash and be fun to do as well.
Amazon turk sounds not a good idea to me, to be honest I don't know why you suggested it anyway.

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by kojote » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:26 am

Wait till you saved enough money?

I mean obviously you have to find some way of working for it, it's not like anyone just gives away money.
May I ask what are you doing for a living? It's hard to recommend a Hobby if I don't know what you are able to do

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by GeekyRaptor » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:56 pm

Sound advice, was just a little curious and thinking the particular topic would be at least a bit interesting if not really relevant. Thank you for all the input :)

Will say this, I draw and write stories as a hobby mainly.

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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by kojote » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:16 am

If you are good enough, make prints from the art and try setting up a patreon
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Re: Any ideas on how to raise funds for a 3d printer?

Post by divbyzero » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:24 pm

Maybe not directly the answer you are looking for:
Make a little cash on the side by providing 3D-printing services to friends and acquaintances. Sure, you'll need the printer beforehand to do so, but this might help to cover at least part of your running costs for filaments (maybe even more).
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