The TangiBot - a MarkerBot Replicator clone looks to bring affordable Open Source 3D Printing to the market.
Matt Strong of Pleasant Grove Utah, has a vision to bring affordable quality 3D Printing to home users un=sing the open source design of the MakerBot Replicator. The hitch there is a minimum order of 400 units so he needs to raise $500,000 for the first order.
To so this he has set up a page at Kickstarter and offering a simple pledge of as little as $10 bucks to back the product or several different configuration of your own TangiBot that will be part of the first order with the choice of single or dual extruders and plywood or acrylic finish. Prices range from $1199 to $1454.00 per unit which is several hundred dollars less than MakerBot http://store.makerbot.com/replicator-404.html
Being Open Source and based on MarkerBot has its advantages; mainly the it would be available for MarkerBots Open source updates, hence theoretically always current. But also the TangiBot would be able to use thee vast array of projects found at http://tinkercad.com or http://www.thingiverse.com/
Matt, whos background is in paper cutting machines, has had his kickstarter account open 13 days and has already raised over $36,000 in preorders and sponsors. Outstanding.
Check it out here. It just may be a good fit for you.