| Azaraimy HH |
THE “Buccaneer”, a sub US$1,000 3D printer, was introduced yesterday to the Brunei public during the Design & Technology (D&T) workshop at the Creative Arts Facilities (CRAFT), Knowledge Hub, which was organised by the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB). This was the third time that BEDB organised the D&T workshop.
The workshop was aimed to build up the public interest in the use of D&T for the creation of innovative knowledge.
The Buccaneer was built by Pirate3DP Pte Ltd and one of the founders, Brendan Goh, was invited as a guest speaker for the workshop.
Goh mentioned that there were no problems in selling the 3D printer to Brunei via courier if there is a demand, however, legal matters on import regulation will need to be examined first.
Pirate3DP Pte Ltd was incorporated in August 2012 and was founded by engineering graduates, Brendan Goh and You Jun, from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and a business graduate, Roger Chang, from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The company was founded to develop and commercialise a category winning 3D printing solution for everyday and professional use – such as for architects, designers, animators and engineers.
With this idea, Pirate3DP Pte Ltd received US$4 million in pledges from 3,520 backers through ‘Kickstarter’, a crowdfunding website.
The workshop shared Pirate3DP Pte Ltd’s experiences and successful crowdfunding journey during their time with Kickstarter. It also covered the various D&T processes involved with the designing and manufacturing of the Buccaneer.
Participants of the workshop also had the opportunity to witness a demonstration on how the Buccaneer works.