Through crowd funding the the states first ever 3D printing lab is to be built at the Edge of the State Library of Queensland. The library has already raised more then $7000 through the Crowd Funding website Pozible with a goal of $9300 set. Pozible is very similar to the american site Kickstarter but is more easily accessible to Australians.
These Crowd Funding platforms like Pozible allow for the community to pledge money to make great ideas like this one a reality. Members of the community who pledge are rewarded with tangible benefits rather then “investor” profit shares.
SLQ chief executive and state librarian Janette Wright said supporters could contribute anything from $1 to $930, with a range of rewards matching each level of contribution. some of these rewards include
Pledging $1+ gets Your name featured on The Edge website’s ticker of awesome
$25+ Your name featured on The Edge website’s ticker of awesome
$250 + A ticket for two to our exclusive ‘Now in 3D’ thank you party
$930+ Your own 3D printer! To pledge click here