Builders and Testers of The MakerBot Replicator
A pride of ten mighty MakerBot Replicators have been striding about the country since mid January. And my, have they been busy:
- Meeting hundreds of thousands of people at a certain trade show in Las Vegas.
- Guest appearing on Live! with Kelly.
- Furiously printing out a time-scripted dualstrusion logo for The Endgadget Show.
- Representing for the “science fact” robots for science fiction/fantasy/video game/comics lovers at MEGACON.
- Producing fine sculptural pieces on display at the Affordable Art Fair in Los Angeles.
- And svelting about among the fashion elite as models for Asher Levine’s New York Fashion Week show.
But there remains a public debut that we at MakerBot are even more excited about: the shipping launch of pre-sale MakerBots out to our most eager and enthusiastic MakerBot Operators so far. A sprinkle of hundreds and hundreds of new and veteran Operators across six continents1 who have seen what our new machines can do and are eager to invite The Replicator into their homes, schools, and businesses.
To make this tremendous boost of productivity possible, the entire MakerBot team has been leveling up. We’ve been adding staff, training and encouraging each other, and turning our Brooklyn facilities inside out to accomodate all of the new moving parts necessary to make our Replicator launch the smoothest MakerBot BotLaunch of all time.
I’d like to introduce you to a team of real heroes — the men and women working full-tilt to make the launch of The MakerBot Replicator as a fully-assembled kit a reality. A team that germinated from Colin’s one-man Fully-Assembled Thing-O-Matic operation a year ago into a deeply-integrated Productor/BotBuilder/Tester commando task force today. A task force laboring deep in the belly of the BotCave like a team of tough-as-nails sandhogs moving the earth under Manhattan.
Our machines have the word “Brooklyn” laser-etched into the back left corner, just above the unique MakerBot serial number: a real point of pride for our Brooklyn-based company. If you have ever had any question as to why that word is there, here’s your answer: our robots are assembled, tested, and shipped by a crew of remarkable humans, right here in Brooklyn, New York.
- Antarctica, we have our eye on you. [↩]
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