Well, including PayPal, the final total is $1,895,772!!! And $1,836,447 is listed on Kickstarter!!! Which means PayPal only pulled in $59,325. That's a mere 3% of the total!!! Ouch!!!!
From the get go, we started Makible to be different from Kickstarter, but because of how much I love Kickstarter personally, I infused a lot of its elements to the current Makible.com. Like my previous project with the LEGO crowdsourced design site, my goal is to empower individuals to bring their innovative ideas into reality. I want to shift the system from the old, soulless, mass-manufacturing model to the new, passionate, crowd supported model. With Makible, we're pivoting our role to become more of a "tools maker", we provide the tools for people to innovate and make things. We hope to enable people to create more amazing projects on the big crowdfunding sites, and if anyone needs to get things made after a successful funding campaign, we're here to help as well!
In the meantime, you're hearing less news from us during this transitional period. But do check blog.makible.com and makibox.com for news of our first working prototype!