Makeblock raised $1 million on Kickstarter in five days for a mini but powerful hybrid laser and blade cutter

2021-11-26 07:46:58 By : Ms. Kathy Lee

On November 1, Makeblock announced that the Kickstarter campaign for their first hybrid laser and blade cutter xTool M1 received full funding within 15 minutes, and the brand raised $1 million in the first five days. With 34 days left in the crowdfunding campaign, DIY enthusiasts can purchase the machine at the best price ever before it starts retailing. The 5W laser power model starts at US$699 (recommended retail price is US$1,299), and the 10W model starts at US$799 (recommended retail price is US$1,499), and can add a spin for US$99 (recommended retail price of US$129) Accessory to unlock 360° engraving of cylindrical objects.

"Makeblock started its humble beginnings after launching our first project on Kickstarter eight years ago," said Jasen Wang, founder and CEO of Makeblock. "Today, we would like to thank once again the amazing community of supporters for their support and help us bring xTool M1 to life and enable individuals to enjoy the fun of creating at home."

In terms of the next steps of the event, Makeblock is expected to obtain FDA/FCC/CE-LVD/EMC certification by March 2022, which is necessary for the delivery of products to the United States, the European Union and most parts of the world. The brand is also establishing an xTool community for all users to learn, create and share. It will provide multiple project cases and detailed instructions, including digital design files, step-by-step instructions, material lists and parameter settings, and millions of digital design files for users to download. Campaign extension goals will be announced soon.

"Our goal is to create a powerful tool for everyone; a possibility to bring users more material choices and unleash their creativity," Wang continued. "Thanks to the Kickstarter community, we can bring hybrid laser and blade power to the public at an affordable price."

The estimated delivery date of xTool M1 is March 2022. Media wishing to interview its personnel should contact the public relations agent Borjana Slipicevic.

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About xTool xTool is a part of Makeblock, which is a world-renowned coding robot manufacturer and educational solution provider. The brand’s story begins with a lot of love and a little inspiration—"How can we make children enjoy creation easier and safer?" The company’s first product is xTool LaserBox, which was launched in 2019 and won The Red Dot Design Award and the Golden Pin Concept Award. Since then, the brand's mission has been to help people turn their creativity into reality (and have fun from it)! Today, they have more than 100 partners (distributors) worldwide. And xTool products are loved and recognized by many craftsmen and DIY enthusiasts.

About Makeblock Makeblock Co., Ltd was established in 2013 and is a leading STEAM education solution provider. Makeblock faces the STEAM education and entertainment market of schools, educational institutions and families. It provides the most complete hardware, software, content solutions and first-class robot competitions, aiming to achieve a deep integration of technology and education. To learn more, follow @Makeblock on Facebook and Twitter or visit

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