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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 [...]

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

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)

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)

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 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 [...]

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 the action – especially ComBots with the massive steel robots trying to inflict mortal damage [...]

Support Material Overview Video

Support Material Overview Video

jds232323 uploaded a very helpful series of Youtube videos covering different approaches to support material. He compares the results from different slicers/printers ‘Afinia up!, Cura, Simplify 3d, Makergear M2) and talks about manual generation of support material as well. Related links: Support material – YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AwHi5YK08, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgv_ggFvE0I

Building a Reprap Printer

Building a Reprap Printer

Nico3ck posted an excellent photo journal in the forum showing all the steps in building a Tantillus 3D Reprap printer. You can really get a feel for what’s involved, the number of pieces, and how it all goes together. Related links: Nico’s Build

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Featured on CNN (Video)

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Featured on CNN (Video)

I usually have CNN muted on the TV in my office while I work, and glance up to see what’s going on in the world from time to time. But, I didn’t expect to see the 3Doodler printing pen featured. WDAM.COM – TV 7 – News, Weather and Sports Thanks to their recent success with [...]

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