Friday, August 14, 2009

MakerBot Construction - Day 1

Here's how far I got:

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The body and z-stage are constructed. I posted some more pictures of the construction on Flickr. Next up, I will build the x and y platforms. After that, electronics!

Owning a MakerBot is totally awesome.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is a MakerBot:

MakerBots are awesome open source 3D printers.

A MakerBot - in kit form - is on its way to me right now via UPS. :) !!!!

Said MakerBot will live at Hive13, the hackerspace in Cincinnati.

The MakerBot is a project I've been super excited about for a long time. It's a big reason why I wanted to start a hackerspace in the first place. I'd love to meet up with anyone else in the area that has a MakerBot or who is interested in them. We have several members in Hive13 who are into CNC machines in general and it would be a good venue to share ideas and help each other out with projects.

Once the MakerBot is built I'll be looking for interesting projects to work on using it. I have a few ideas right now, but I want to get cool ideas from other people too. If you have something you'd like to print, or something you'd like to design using the MakerBot let me know. Meanwhile, get some ideas from Thingiverse and watch this video: