Postcards from Maker Faire Detroit 2012

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

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This past weekend, MakerBot had a great time sharing The MakerBot Replicator with good friends from the MakerBot Community as well as probably the best manufacturing-savvy general audiences we have ever chatted with.

Special delights included:

• Inviting Zheng3 to share his open source tabletop war game called SEEJ on Saturday, followed by an afternoon of energetic gameplay. (Thanks, ShopBot, for the use of the awesome table!)
• A few MakerBot Operators headed to the Henry Ford Museum to 123D Catch the Wienermobile. (Let’s each share our results on Thingiverse, folks!)
• Bernie (aka SSW on Thingiverse) brought his kids with their Twirl Mini Mustache prints. (Our booth printed them for hours to the delight of eager children waiting for a Helsinki Sky colored ‘stache.)

We also added Chicago superuser Mike Moceri from the ChiMUG to the booth for the weekend to clock highspeed scanning time trials, using the Microsoft Kinect and ReconstructMe. He accomplished this entire process up to start-of-print in around 5 minutes per head, which Bre described as “a zero to sixty record for MakerBots.”

See you all at World Maker Faire in NYC!


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  • Matt
    July 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    PS sorry to the many MakerBot Operators who were at the tail end of the Power Racing Series so missed the MakerBot Family Portrait! We’ll time things better for you next time. (Thanks to Pete from Milwaukee Makerspace for letting me know where people were hiding.)

  • Bernie Solo
    August 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks Matt, Mike, and all the MakerBot crew! Maker Faire was a lot of fun. I think you guys put on a great showing for your company.

  • David Macaulay
    July 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm


    I’m a little behind on my blog reading. However, your comments about The Way Things Work back in 2011 were just brought to my attention. I just wanted to thank you. I’ve been a teacher most of my life, but I’ve been a student all of it. The idea of picking up where two dimensional images and arrow covered diagrams leave off to learn in three dimensions is brilliant and so logical. Especially since most of the problems we have to solve aren’t two dimensional. As a kid I made models out of cardboard, string and tape–pretty much what we had lying around–and the only requirement was that they worked in some way. Of course, I never built a printer, but I could make a paper train signal go up and down on the other side of the paper railroad tracks. I was impressed. Drawing came later as I learned to reduce architecture to ‘flatness’. How strange when you think about it. Anyway, I guess I was on the right track all along and am delighted to have had my work mean something to you.

    all my best and keep up the superb work.



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