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Project Shellter Makes NY Mag’s Approval Matrix!

Pick up this week’s issue of NY Mag to see MakerBot as one of the items featured in the Approval Matrix. Project Shellter’s 3D-printed hermit crab shells made it into the territory between highbrow and brilliant, alongside some other pretty awesome things!


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Nightline’s Bill Weir Thinks MakerBot “Could Be Big”


Nightline co-anchor, Bill Weir, visited MakerBot HQ earlier this week for an episode of his ABC News/Yahoo web series This Could Be Big. Watch the video above to see what happens when Bill meets Bre (Hint: They talk about The Replicator, open source, Thingiverse, and The Future!)

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Watch MakerBot on Live! with Kelly

In case you missed it (or like me, don’t have a TV), check out The MakerBot Replicator on this morning’s episode of Live! with Kelly. TWiT’s Leo Laporte shows Kelly Ripa “the future”… and she likes it!

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MakerBot Goes Live! with Kelly Tomorrow Morning

Tune in to your local ABC station tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd to see MakerBot featured on Live! with Kelly. TWiT’s Leo Laporte will be showing Kelly Ripa and co-host D.L. Hughley his favorite items from CES.

Check out this video interview of Bre talking to Leo Laporte during CES for TWiT’s Triangulation.

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The Atlantic Points to MakerBot and Thingiverse As Models for Apple and Other Technology Innovators

The Atlantic just posted a piece pointing to MakerBot and Thingiverse as a trend setter that tech innovation giants such as Apple should be following closely — and threaded throughout the piece is an excellent profile of Thingiverse maker Brendan Dawes that really does a good job of giving a glimpse of how many of us are using MakerBots in our everyday lives:

I asked Dawes if the MakerBot had changed him; if it had altered his perspective in some unexpected way. “What’s exciting to me is the opportunity to look at industrial design –a very difficult, very sophisticated craft– with fresh eyes. I’m able to approach these problems from crazy angles, because I haven’t spent twenty years immersed in the culture of industrial design,” he said.

“That and it’s sort of magical to have this thing sitting at home, this thing that makes physical objects out of nothing,” he said. “It’s just amazing.” (link)

Check out the entire article here.

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NY Times Gadgetwise Answers Your Questions About The Replicator

Check out the the NY Times’ Gadgetwise blog, or yesterday’s print issue of the Times, for a quick FAQ on The Replicator! Warren Buckleitner wrote the piece, “A 3-D Printer for Under $2,000: What Can It Do?” after visiting the MakerBot booth at CES. He answers such burning questions as “What does a 3-D printer use?” and “How long does it take to make a plastic chess piece?” For more info, watch the video interview above that Buckleitner did with MakerBot’s  John Dimatos.

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LA Weekly Writes About Fun Food Things You Can Make on Your MakerBot!

Thingiverse is filled with useful items from the pig salt & pepper shakers to an array of cookie cutters. And who can forget the episode of MakerBot TV where Annelise MakerBotted her entire kitchen?

Jenn Garbee from LA Weekly’s Squid Ink food blog visited MakerBot at the Affordable Art Fair last week and was surprised to learn that “you could buy a 3-D printer for less than the price of dinner for four at The French Laundry.” (Yep, that’s $270 a person without alcohol or tip!) After perusing Thingiverse she blogged about the “Fun Food Things You Can Make on MakerBot’s New 3D Printer.” Check it out and start printing a hamburger press of your own!


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Watch Bre on Today’s Engadget Show!

The guys at Engadget got a sneak peek of The Replicator at CES, and liked it so much that they invited Bre to bring The Replicator to the January Engadget Show! Tune in tonight at 6pm EST to see a live interview with Bre and some new awesome objects printed on The Replicator!

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What the Press Are Saying…

“MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is totally worth it. We already established that. How can the company improve on its homemade toy-printing potential? By making it bigger and more powerful. That and giving it a cool name like “The Replicator.”

“The 10 best gadgets and tech at CES 2012. In the future, you won’t BUY a new toy, you’ll PRINT it.”

“3D printing isn’t new, Matthew Griffin of MakerBot Industries was careful to point out when we talked to him at CES. It’s just always been really expensive. What’s unique about MakerBot’s new 3D printer, The Replicator, is that it’s the first 3D printer that retails for under $2,000 and does two-color printing.

At least we think that’s what he said. We were too busy thinking HOLY CRAP THAT THING IS TOTALLY MAKING THAT OTHER THING! Matt needn’t have been so modest. Bringing a tiny little factory within financial reach of every inventor, toy designer, artist, certainly qualifies as “new” in our book. Doing it under a Star Trek-inspired name is gravy.”

“It turns out that while the MakerBot Replicator can print pretty much anything your heart desires, it positively excels at creating Lego-esque zombie nightmare humanoid astronauts.”

“If you haven’t yet heard about Makerbot, you haven’t been paying close enough attention to this year’s CES…The Makerbot Replicator is an open-source, 3D printer that can create just about any plastic object you can imagine.”

“At Consumer Electronics Show, it’s hard to miss Sony, LG, Panasonic, etc. But sometimes — actually, make that most time — the thing that makes you stop and say “whoa, that’s just cool” can be found in the smallest booths tucked away in the farthest reaches of the show’s most remote exhibition hall. At this year’s CES, one product that delivered that cool factor for me was the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.”
Consumer Search

“The big news this week comes from the Consumer Electronics Show event in Las Vegas. One of the items on display may be a huge boost to your marketing. The best part is, it’s not a tablet or a laptop or even anything that might manage time or the like. We’re talking about the Makerbot Replicator and an item like this might be just what you need to up the stakes of your small business’ marketing needs.”

I love how it’s still open source — even as MakerBot inches toward a more general audience, it hasn’t lost sight of its origins as an open source company”

“Seemingly torn out of the minds of Star Trek fans, the Replicator boasts some new features when compared to its older sibling, the Thing-O-Matic. First it has the capability to print in two different colors thanks to a new dual-extrusion head that can be had in the more expensive model of the device. In addition to two-color printing, you can experiment with using different printing materials at the same time, expanding the already practically limitless creation possibilities. Another added benefit the Replicator has is the ability to make use of a larger printing area. While it would be nice to print actual bread like pictured above, the loaf has been placed there to illustrate the area available to owners of this new device.” 

“The folks at MakerBot Industries have not exactly been resting on their laurels since causing a stir at CES last year with the Thing-o-Matic 3D printer. Even though the original small object creation device would still see the jaws of most people dropping in wonder, the company has now unveiled a new model at CES 2012 called the Replicator that is not only capable of fabricating much bigger objects than its predecessor, but can also do so in two colors at the same time.”



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MakerBot in today’s NY Post!

Check out today’s NY Post for an article on the Hottest Tech Gadgets from CES, calling MakerBot “one of the most buzzed about companies at CES.”

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