• Great Makerbot Digitizer Sale Deal – 32% Discount

    I’m not sure why, especially since the product was just announced a couple months ago, but the Maker Shed currently has a super sale deal running for the Makerbot Digitizer. The standard list price of $1399.99 is discounted by 32% to $949.99 until New Years Eve. The new scanner isn’t for everyone, as I mentioned [...]

  • Making the all-new Apple Mac Pro – with Robots!! (Video)

    Given all the video and photos I process, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that my next computer purchase will be the new Mac Pro. Even though it’s a bit pricey, the speed and processing power it is expected to deliver will improve my output and efficiency considerably. So, it’s good to know that the [...]

  • MakerBot Explorers Podcast Debut Episode (Video)

    How many start-up CEO’s do you know that host a podcast? Not many, for sure. As of today you can add Bre Pettis, the CEO and co-founder of Makerbot Industries to that short but illustrious list of podcasting CEOs. In the inaugural episode of the new MakerBot Explorers podcast, Bre interacts with Corey Renner, Tom [...]

  • Make: Robot Hacks Dives Deep Into InMoov, the Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robot (Video)

    Thanks to the Make: Robot Hacks series, hosted by Mike Senese, you can get an inside perspective on the development, trials and tribulations, and performance of Gael Langevin’s unique InMoov Open Source 3D printed humanoid robot. Via: Robot Hacks | MAKE

  • MakerBot Academy – Putting 3D Printers in All US Schools

    Makerbot and America Makes jointly announced “Makerbot Academy”, a new initiative to support and strengthen American schools and STEM education. A big part of the initiative centres around giving students access to technology to foster interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm in STEM. The new Makerbot Academy, with support from donors, plans to place thousands of 3D [...]

  • 3D Printing Technology

  • Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

    Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

        There’s a new Kickstarter project named “Filastruder” for a cheap ABS filament extruder that’s practical for a hobbyist to use. It claims to reduce ABS filament costs dramactically. Related links: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/833191773/filastruder-a-robust-inexpensive-filament-extruder

    Apr 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting

    Mar 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

    3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

    One of the design constraints facing artists and other creative types using 3D printing is the limited palette of available plastic filaments. Most sources of affordable filament tend to stick with primary (elementary school) colors like Red, Yellow, Blue, Green,

    Nov 29, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Techniques

  • Prototyping A Camera Mount

    Prototyping A Camera Mount

    3D printing makes it incredibly easy to crank out new parts on a whim. For example, I’m about to make the trek to California for RoboGames and want to use a Contour ROAM2 HD action camera to capture some of

    Apr 15, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting

    Mar 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

    Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

    It didn’t take long for Josef Prusa to figure out how to hack the new MakerWare software from MakerBot so that it could be used with earlier Makerbot printers like the Cupcake and Thing-o-matic. Surprisingly, Makerbot didn’t provide this functionality,

    Sep 22, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing

    Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers. TEDTalks [...]

    Oct 11, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • InMoov using Kinect Makerfaire 2014

    InMoov using Kinect Makerfaire 2014

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Video 38. First time in public, Alessandro got my Kinect fixed for the Makerfaire 2014 in Roma. It was a bit difficult with public as people in crowd would also catch the skeleton Via: http://ift.tt/1tEBoZg

    Oct 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Drone racing star wars style Pod racing are back!

    Drone racing star wars style Pod racing are back!

    This 3D printing video was interesting: This is a pre event that happend in france, organized by airgonay, a quadcopter racing fanatic association. Drones are not only for spying or doing the headlines when they fall in the streets. Follow us on facebook: http://ift.tt/1r6Y1DG If you have any questions about the frame we use, contact [...]

    Oct 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Beginner 3D Modeling: Tinkercad + Photoshop CC video 1 of 6

    Beginner 3D Modeling: Tinkercad + Photoshop CC video 1 of 6

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Shapeways Designer Evangelist Lauren guides you through a simple project to turn a line sketch on paper into a 3D-printable file. This lesson uses Tinkercad, a browser-based modeling tool, and Photoshop CC. There are always more 3D printing tutorials available at http://ift.tt/1rVaSOC For tips or questions on 3D modeling [...]

    Oct 05, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • How to make a cage to reduce Shapeways 3d printing costs

    How to make a cage to reduce Shapeways 3d printing costs

    This 3D printing video was interesting: How to make a cage to reduce Shapeways 3d printing costs after the Oct 7 2014 pricing change Via: http://ift.tt/1r6OZXp

    Oct 03, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • World Maker Faire 2014: Prof Martin Mason – “Building Better Robots”

    World Maker Faire 2014: Prof Martin Mason – “Building Better Robots”

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Professor Martin Mason of Mount San Antonio College lectures on “Building Better Robots” at the World Maker Faire 2014 in New York. Via: http://ift.tt/1pqxpOt

    Oct 02, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bruno Maisonnier’s speech at #PepperTechFes 2014

    Bruno Maisonnier’s speech at #PepperTechFes 2014

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Aldebaran’s CEO Bruno Maisonnier talking about his vision of personal robotics and how emotional robots can enter our home during the developers event Pepper Tech Festival in Tokyo (20th of September 2014). He also presents our SDK, software suite and Community website allowing developers to create apps for robots [...]

    Oct 01, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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