Austin-based re:3D's new Kickstarter campaign for the Gigabot 3D printer is off to a quick start, having doubled its goal of $40,000 in less than two days.  The Gigabot is distinguished from other personal 3D printers by its build envelope – a whopping 600 x 600 x 600 mm (roughly two cubic feet).

A single-extrusion FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) design, the Gigabot employs an Azteeg X3 Printer Controller and can use both 3 and 1.75 mm ABS or PLA filament, printing at a 100 micron layer resolution.  The build platform is not heated, so PLA is recommended for larger prints.  The device's footprint is relatively small at 34"x36" and a case-less frame construction allows for easy access to the print area.  Staying true to its open source roots, no plans for proprietary software have been announced.

Those hoping for a barebones kit may have to wait for a second round, because the $2,500 and $2,750 options have sold out.  At the time of this writing, $3,250 was the lowest pledge available for a complete kit.