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Great Makerbot Digitizer Sale Deal – 32% Discount

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 [...]

MakerBot Explorers Podcast Debut Episode (Video)

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 [...]

MakerBot Academy – Putting 3D Printers in All US Schools

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 [...]

Debugging the MakerBot Replicator 2X

Debugging the MakerBot Replicator 2X

Spent an interesting afternoon with Roland working with his brand new MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer. The printer arrived while I was in the States at the World Maker Faire, and Roland had been able to make a lot of progress – more than I expected. He had unpacked, setup, and adjusted the printer, and [...]

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 announcement that we’ve seen so far came from Makerbot on Friday. The company’s CEO, and [...]

Getting Started with Makerbot Book Ships

Getting Started with Makerbot Book Ships

  Finally received confirmation that Bre Pettis’s new book, “Getting Started with Makerbot” has shipped and will arrive in a few days.

Waiting for Makerbot The Book…

Waiting for Makerbot The Book…

Just received another email from Amazon Japan updating the status of my order for Bre Pettis’s new book, “Getting Started with MakerBot”. It’s been delayed once again. The new projected delivery is January 6, 2013 though I’m sure it’ll be delayed again.   Same thing happened several times already with Joseph Prusa’s book on RepRep. [...]

Makerbot Replicator vs. Lulzbot A0-100 (Video)

Makerbot Replicator vs. Lulzbot A0-100 (Video)

I’m not sure what Andrew Mazzotta does for a living, but I do know that he has a boatload of 3D printers and is racking up numerous hours testing and evaluating them, which is all to the good. This week he compares the Makerbot Replicator to the Lulzbot AO-100, and throws in a few comments [...]

Josef Prusa Open Hardware Summit Presentation Slides

Josef Prusa Open Hardware Summit Presentation Slides

Here’s the set of presentation slides that Joseph Prusa uploaded for his session at the Open Hardware Summit this week in New York: You will notice that the slides are in reverse order. Hopefully Prusa will resort them. We’ll be watching for a video of his presentation to be made available online and will post [...]

Bre Pettis Responds to the Makerbot Going Closed Controversy

Bre Pettis Responds to the Makerbot Going Closed Controversy

Bre Pettis, one of the original founders of Makerbot Industries and the current CEO, put together a thoughtful, frank, and detailed response titled “Let’s try that again” to the current controversy over Makerbot going closed. Whether you agree with Pettis, or disagree, you have to give him tons of credit for addressing the questions head-on [...]

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