As a part of making the debut “Meet the MakerBot Operator” profile video, I worked with the Nick and Winter to co-create the “MakerBot Operators Tips” video released here.
When downloading objects from Thingiverse.com, Nick and Winter take time to repair manifold (“water-tightness”) issues with models in blender before feeding them into Skeinforge to create printable gcode.
After Nick and Winter fix the model to make it well and truly manifold, they take the time to re-post the fix back to Thingiverse as a derivative to help others print the object more easily. This is, in my opinion at least, a pretty awesome community service that helps everyone print objects more easily.
Designed in 2011 with the customizable vinyl toy industry in mind, Lucky Cat sprang to life based on traditional Japanese Maneki-Neko and modern cosplay pajama style.
Of course, it wasn't long before Lucky Cat was lonely and needed some friends :)
You see a picture there of Lucky Cat painted…