Why I Love My 3D Printer

On Friday, February 11th, a young inventor named Schuyler, age 10, stepped on to the stage in front of a sold out crowd of 850 people at Ignite Phoenix and proceeded to explain why he loves his 3D printer, a MakerBot.

The delivery is perfect. He gave shoutouts to Thingiverse, the RepRap community and his local hackerspace heatsynclabs. Most importantly, he explained 3D printing in a clear and understandable way that any other 10 year old, or parent of a 10 year old, can understand.

Our mission at MakerBot is to Democratize Manufacturing and empowering young people with technology is baked into the DNA of MakerBot. Seeing MakerBot presented at Ignite in such a great way by such a great young person is super awesome! A huge congrats to Schuyler! So great!

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  • Tweets that mention Why I Love My 3D Printer - MakerBot Industries -- Topsy.com
    February 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm
     

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bre Pettis, Open Source MakerBot, Brendan Dawes, John D McCarthy, CJ Carter and others. CJ Carter said: Kids have neat toys these days. RT @bre: Why I love my 3D printer! AWESOME presentation by @docprofsky at @ignitephx http://bit.ly/e6NfSM [...]

     
  • calebhc
    February 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm
     

    That was an amazing presentation! :)

    It’s great seeing the younger generation get involved in tinkering and inventing.

     
  • Caleb Cotter
    February 13, 2011 at 11:36 pm
     

    Looks like a new Makerbot Operator age record! I thought I had the record being 13. :P well I’m glad that even younger kids are getting in the CNC 3d Printing. Hey Bre, will MBI be at Makerfaire Bay Area?

     
  • Winter Guerra
    February 14, 2011 at 12:57 am
     

    I salute this man’s awesomeness. He deserves a shrine in his honor.

    Hey Caleb, saw the post on you a few weeks back. Guess what? I am 16! (Started printing at 15). High five for the new generation!

    “The future belongs to those who dare.” -Unknown

     
  • Joris Peels
    February 14, 2011 at 4:16 am
     

    Could someone please provide me with the full name of this kid. I would like to adopt him.

    Joris

     
  • Caleb Cotter
    February 14, 2011 at 11:19 am
     

    Hey Winter I love you and Nick’s Videos! What’s your account on thingiverse I would like to see some of you work! I love being a young makerbotter!

     
  • The Most Precocious Description of 3D Printing Yet [Video] | Gadgets Geekly
    February 14, 2011 at 11:58 am
     

    [...] to follow. Couldn’t we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot] [...]

     
  • The Most Precocious Description of 3D Printing Yet [Video] | jobambrick
    February 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm
     

    [...] to follow. Couldn’t we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot] [...]

     
  • The Most Precocious Description of 3D Printing Yet [Video] | Tech Latest News Wall
    February 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm
     

    [...] to follow. Couldn’t we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot] [...]

     
  • The Most Precocious Description of 3D Printing Yet [Video] |
    February 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm
     

    [...] to follow. Couldn’t we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot] [...]

     
  • The Most Precocious Description of 3D Printing Yet [Video] | BuyElectro.com
    February 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm
     

    [...] to follow. Couldn’t we use Schuyler on the cover of Tiger Beat and a little less Bieber? [Makerbot] [...]

     
  • Dustyn
    February 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm
     

    Wow he killed it! That’s so amazing, Makerbot should be proud ;-)

     
  • Zehnjähriger erklärt 3D-Drucker | Spreeblick
    February 15, 2011 at 3:30 am
     

    [...] geschützt), der am 11. Februar auf der Ignite Phoenix den oben zu sehenden Vortrag über seinen MakerBot gehalten hat.Shameless self promotion: Besucherinnen und Besucher der letztjährigen, von [...]

     
  • This week in 3D printing: February 12th to 18th | i.materialise 3D Printing Service Blog - watch us make the future (feel free to join in)
    February 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm
     

    [...] 13th. Ten year old Schuyler st. Leger makes an amazing 3D printing presentation at Ingite Phoenix.  Opinons are divided if young Schuyler St. Leger will opt for Nobel prize [...]

     
  • Poke, Poke | Find Your Nietzsche
    February 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm
     

    [...] kid is so awesome. He did a presentation at Ignite Phoenix about “Why I Love My 3D Printer”. Inspiring and educational. I only wish that I’d have this as reference before I did my talk [...]

     
  • Four gadgets I want this year
    February 21, 2011 at 5:59 am
     

    [...] Cheap, open source, 3D printing. Check out the great “Why I love my 3D printer” [...]

     
  • Embracing Maker Subculture | The Litbrarian Blog
    February 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm
     

    [...] a brief video about 3D printing that will hopefully get you thinking about how great making your own stuff can [...]

     
  • Robert Lewis
    February 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm
     

    He was at a tour of one of our new labs at ASU yesterday, he was asking better questions than the potential donors were. He and his dad were really curious to see if they could get an educational version of Autocad or Solidworks since he has reached the limits of what Sketchup can handle. We gave him some information on the Autocad educational option that he was pretty happy about.

    Expect him to be giving a presentation about an even more sophisticated 3d printer in a few more years once he hits the limits of what a makerbot can handle.

    Rob Lewis

     
  • John Paul Masbaum
    March 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm
     

    Are there practical for profit busines applications for this technology?

     
  • John Paul Masbaum
    March 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm
     

    Are there practical for profit business applications for this technology?

     
  • Back from Maker Faire SF Bay Area 2011! | MakerBlock
    May 24, 2011 at 5:13 am
     

    [...] got to meet several people for the first time – including beak90, DocProfSky, DNA.  A few people mentioned they liked my OpenSCAD tutorials, which just made my [...]

     
  • kaitlynross@earthlink.net
    June 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm
     

    I love my Makerbot also and I am so glad to see ‘great young people’ getting into this technology. As I learn more about 3d printing, and my questions become more complex, they will be the ones with the answers. For the last decade, whenever I have questions at an electronics show, I tell my husband, ‘keep your eye out for a 12 year old, I have questions’.

    They haven’t let me down yet.

    Now if the electronic stores would just hire some 12 year olds…

     
 

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