The backers get a little something from Improbablecog, depending on their level of investment from a sticker to a custom designed piece of jewelry.
Noah gets an influx of cash, gets his name out there for an innovative approach to the business of design and is freed up to produce more cool designs.
Three of his most popular designs are set free, for everyone to modify, mash up, resell, print by the one or by the dozen, or insert into their game, movie, or art.
Shapeways can now 3D print three of Improbablecog’s designs for the cost of material only….
Of course you can still invest to support the cause and set the designs free(er)