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Thingiverse | MakerBot Modio Challenge

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Modio, the iPad app that lets you design and customize your own characters for 3D printing is now available on the iPhone, too. In celebration of this exciting news, we’re partnering with Modio to present the MakerBot Modio Challenge.

For the challenge, we want you to remix and reimagine Modio designs. Build, modify, invent, paint – anything goes!

Just upload your designs to Thingiverse with the tag #ModioChallenge before Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. Entries must be tagged #ModioChallenge to be considered and will be judged by a panel of MakerBot and Modio employees on creativity and printability.

We can’t wait to see what you make!

Read the complete Official Contest Rules.

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Innovator Sessions | Printing Your Own Opportunity

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Ben Uyeda, the founder of DIY furniture design site, HomeMade Modern, believes 3D printers are a powerful shortcut between ideas and physical reality. His own MakerBot 3D Printer has been instrumental in his varied roles as an award-winning architect, an academic working with architecture students, as a designer evolving and testing ideas, and as an entrepreneur prototyping and developing products that can be shared and improved collaboratively.

In his presentation at the MakerBot Retail Store in Boston on Thursday, October 16th, 7:00 pm, Ben will discuss how 3D printers can create new opportunities for designers to create autonomous businesses and reach consumers directly. Space is limited, so register now.

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Delivering Affordable Furniture Design
The mission at HomeMade-Modern.com is to make modern design more affordable by distributing instructional design content. So far, their designs have reached over one million people. Hear how HomeMade Modern is using MakerBot 3D Printers to design and test furniture that combines 3D printed components with readily available inexpensive materials, and all the other exciting projects Ben is involved with ­— from conducting design/build workshops with students at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand to sustainable design initiatives and his plans for designing a 3D printed desk.

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MakerBot Digital Store | Three Heads Are Better than One

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Introducing Storied Skulls, our newest collection of exquisitely designed, easy-to-print 3D models from the expert artists at the MakerBot Studio. This impressive trio includes a modern Ram Skull, a Saber-Toothed Cat Skull, and a mythological Dragon Skull.

Download, print, and display the full Storied Skulls collection now.

Download the Saber-Toothed Cat Skull from Thingiverse for Free
We think students, amateur paleontologists, and collectors alike will fall skull-over-heels for these cranial creations. But don’t take it from us: we’ve made the Saber-Toothed Cat Skull model available as a free download on Thingiverse.

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#WeeklyMake| Ocarina Time

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This week’s #WeeklyMake design is based on the wind instrument that’s believed to have been used in song and dance for 12,000 years. Its sonorous influence has permeated musical cultures around the world, in everything from mythology to video games. Now, it’s your turn to add to the ocarina legend.

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BE AN OCARINA HERO
Once you’ve downloaded and 3D printed your ocarina on your MakerBot Replicator Mini, attach the two halves of your instrument with an adhesive like non-toxic school glue. When it’s dry, learn to rock your favorite tune or make up your own ocarina overture.

Don’t forget to capture your best ocarina playing on video (or a vivid photo of your best air-ocarina performance), and share it on Twitter or Instagram with the tags #WeeklyMake and #OcarinaTime.

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MakerBot Events | Get Creative with Us at Maker Faire NYC

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Calling all Makers!
Maker Faire is returning to New York on Sept. 20th and 21st and MakerBot will be there showcasing some of the amazing art you can make with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.
–Paint a 3D printed Zee Blank alongside acclaimed graphic artists
–Help celebrate the 45th season of Sesame Street by painting a nostalgic Mr. Snuffleupagus 3D print with Sesame Street artists
–Meet the designers behind Sesame Street
–Get a photo taken with cool 3D printed props at our photo booth
–Learn about the innovations making our latest generation of 3D printers in-demand tools for artists and designers everywhere

Find us at tent PV01 in the 3D Printing Village.

MakerBot Tent Schedule
Saturday Sept. 20th
–Evan Cheng & Vanessa Germosen  (Sesame Street artists): 10 am-12 noon
–Jessica Esper (Zee Artist): 12 noon – 3 pm
–Kip Rathke (Sesame Street artist): 3 pm – 5 pm
–Photo Booth: 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm

Sunday Sept. 21st
–Theresa Fitzgerald (Sesame Street artist): 10 am – 1 pm
–Mike Clancey (Zee Artist): 2 pm – 5 pm
–Photo Booth: 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm- 6 pm

What is the Maker Faire?
Maker Faire is an exciting and interactive gathering for forward-thinking DIY crafters, creators, artists, and tinkerers exploring new forms and new technologies to share their innovative ideas. Learn more.

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MakerBot Digital Store | Cool Classroom Downloads

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Models made for learning
Looking for new and exciting ways to use your MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer in the classroom and beyond? The MakerBot Digital Store has the answer. We’re proud to announce the release of a series of new collections, designed with educators and students in mind and featuring one FREE download per collection.

Structures of Government
This architectural arrangement of MakerBot-designed models is a hands-on exploration of the three branches of American government. Get to know these halls of power on a whole new level when you download and print models of the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court.

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Challenges, events, and more
We’ll be releasing more engaging educational downloads throughout the fall, all paired with relevant Thingiverse Challenges and events at MakerBot Retail Stores. Don’t miss your chance to win great prizes and grab more free downloads from MakerBot.

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#WeeklyMake | Set Your Table in Style

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FORMA – Napkin Ring by SimplusDesign | Thingiverse.com | 190923

Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed are the duo behind SimplusDesign, a studio based in Brooklyn, NY that specializes in 3D printable home goods. Their elegant napkin rings have a fascinatingly faceted geometric pattern, and will make an eye-catching addition to any dinner party.

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NOW PUT A RING ON IT
Once you’ve 3D printed your set of napkin rings on your MakerBot Replicator Mini, make them the centerpiece at your next big occasion — be it a dinner party, baby shower, potluck, or picnic. Share photos of your rings in action on Twitter or Instagram, with the tags #WeeklyMake and #NapkinParty.

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MakerBot Digital Store | Zee Likes to Party

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If you’re a frequent reader, you may recall that we recently introduced Zee, the MakerBot Blank, a 3D printable DIY figure inspired by Japanese vinyl toy culture and the charming, rotund design of the MakerBot Around Town collection.

To launch Zee, we asked artists from all over the world to custom decorate their own and we captured their creations in a commemorative publication, The Zee Issue. Then, we threw a party in true MakerBot style.

Launch Event at the MakerBot Retail Store
On a Thursday night in August, artists, innovators, and collectible figure enthusiasts gathered at the MakerBot Retail Store on Mulberry Street in New York. Guests were treated to a display of featured artwork from The Zee Issue and also had the chance to hand-paint Zee figurines, including this super-sized Zee centerpiece.

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See more of their creations and pics from the party.

Like What You Zee?
You can purchase Zee from the MakerBot Digital Store and 3D print it for yourself at home. Don’t own a MakerBot 3D Printer? Stop by the MakerBot Retail Store and scoop up a Zee Starter Kit, which comes with a 3D printed Zee figurine and a set of 10 POSCA acrylic paint markers. Either way, don’t forget to share your creations with us by on Twitter and Instagram with the tag #MakerBotBlank.

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#WeeklyMake | Introducing Mysterabbit

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Artist Ji Lee and his team created Mysterabbit to break people out of their daily routines and help them recognize the beauty of everyday life. As part of the project, he enlists volunteers to place his tiny 3D printed meditating rabbit sculptures in unexpected locations.

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NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
Once you’ve 3D printed a Mysterabbit on your MakerBot Replicator Mini, capture a photo of your print in an unexpected location, and share your photos with everyone on Twitter or Instagram with the tags #WeeklyMake and #Mysterabbit.

To see more photos documenting Mysterabbit’s worldwide travels, visit the project’s website.

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MakerBot Innovator Sessions | Leon Reid IV 3D Print Poetry

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Last Thursday night, the MakerBot Retail Store in New York City was transformed into Gotham’s hottest art gallery with the help of Brooklyn-based artist Leon Reid IV. Widely seen as a pioneer of 21st century street art, Leon Reid IV started exploring 3D printing as a means of poetic expression, and has created “Leon Reid IV 3D Print Poetry” as a way to bring his poetry into the physical world.

At the event, Leon Reid IV discussed 3D Print Poetry while art lovers, members of the press, and 3D printing enthusiasts watched his works come to life in real time on two rows of MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers.

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Printed on a thin layer of glass, each piece is signed with the artist’s fingerprint and sold as a collection of 10. In addition to the six pieces currently showcasing at the MakerBot Retail Store, Leon Reid IV’s work is for sale at Mighty Tanaka Art Gallery, located at 111 Front St., Suite 224 in Brooklyn, NY.

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All photos by Becki Fuller.

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