Deezmaker manufactures 3-D printer kits which are sold online and at its Pasadena, California retail store. The Pasadena retail store was also the first 3-D printer store in the country. Opened in late 2012, Deezmaker’s in-store makerspace gives 3-D printing enthusiasts a place to get together and find ways to innovate and move the field forward. Monthly open meetings for the community on the first Sunday of each month have become local focal points for 3D printing evangelism.
Deezmaker was a Kickstarter success story from its beginnings. A 2012 campaign for the first printer (the Bukobot) launched the company, raising roughly four times the minimum requested amount. A subsequent Kickstarter campaign in summer 2013 for the new, portable Bukito printer raised 2.5 times its requested goal.