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Students Complete Mystery Obstacle Course Challenge With MakerBot

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As children, most of us loved a good obstacle course. The thrill of overcoming any obstacle that’s in front of you is as empowering as it is encouraging. Dimension Learning, a Harlem-based after school program, had this in mind when they created the Bot Enabled Task Accomplishment (B.E.T.A.) Challenge. Students were tasked with designing and 3D printing tools that would help robots get through obstacle courses. This sounds easy enough, which is why the program took the challenge one step further: the layout of the courses would not be revealed until minutes before the live event. The 3D printed tools had to be versatile enough to meet the demands of any obstacle imaginable. Game on.

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Maker Milestone: Large-Scale Innovation at PSU

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This week, we’re celebrating the large-scale innovation that’s raising the bar for big names in higher education. With MakerBot 3D Printers being used in research labs, libraries, and classrooms nationwide, college students everywhere are achieving STEAM related breakthroughs. As the first Big Ten School to get in on the action, Penn State University has ensured that every student, on or off campus, has the chance at creating milestones with 3D printing. That’s pretty amazing.

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Pfizer Scientists Use MakerBot to Streamline Research

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When your products affect the health of millions, you can’t afford to make mistakes. As one of the largest pharmaceutical corporations in the world, Pfizer is committed to producing medications that consumers can depend on. Popular go-to’s like Advil, Centrum, Lyrica, Zoloft, Celebrex, and EpiPen are just a few of Pfizer’s successes. Pfizer’s Global Research and Development scientists use trusted resources to streamline production and yield accurate results. That’s why they’ve chosen MakerBot to help them develop an efficient way to test a new line of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis drugs.
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First Thing Apps Now Available on Thingiverse

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Two weeks ago, MakerBot announced the Thingiverse Developer Program to invite the community to add new functionalities and services to the largest 3D printing community in the world. We’re excited to announce today that the first two Thing Apps from Mixed Dimensions and 3D Hubs are launching on Thingiverse. MakerBot believes that adding new features and services to Thingiverse will help make 3D printing more accessible for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Milestones: Achieving Maker Breakthroughs in the Classroom

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On this Monday, we’re celebrating milestones in the classroom and the teachers who make it possible. We’ve seen time and again that 3D printing allows students to retain concepts, develop new skills, and bring their ideas to life. Throughout this process, students can achieve their own unique milestones that belong to no one else.

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How MakerBot is Helping Scrub Daddy Accelerate Innovation

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What do the following have in common?

• The most successful product on the reality TV show Shark Tank.
• One of the highest grossing campaigns on Kickstarter.
• The most innovative electric car company in the past decade.
• One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
• A computer company with a valuation larger than the GDP of most countries.

You probably guessed it. They’re all winning with MakerBot.

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MakerBot Sponsors Baauer’s “Aa” Listening Party

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The wait is over. Brooklyn producer Baauer is back at it with his first full-length album, Aa. In partnership with MakerBot and Soylent, Baauer hosted his album listening party in New York City on March 25th. The event was bustling with industry insiders, who sipped on Soylent while listening to Baauer’s freshest sounds. A personal fan of 3D printing, Baauer enlisted MakerBot to enhance the space with over one hundred 3D prints of the Aa album art. The prints lined bar shelves, tabletops, and DJ area, and were also included in gift bags. With the high-energy sounds of “Day Ones” and “GoGo!” playing in the background, the Aa prints became the perfect accent pieces for this uniquely edgy atmosphere.

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Milestones: Celebrating Invention through Iteration with MakerBot

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MakerBot is celebrating milestones achieved by our community of makers and on this Monday, we’re recognizing inventors. The quintessential 19th century inventor, Thomas Edison once said “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Even if that quote sums up a realistic, healthy attitude towards work, Edison may have tweaked those percentages were he to 3D print today.

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How to Provide Proper Attribution for Designs from Thingiverse

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VEND – the totally printed candy dispenser by Mr_MegaTronic is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution license.

We recently provided a brief explanation of Creative Commons (CC) licenses.  This week, we want to focus on the attribution obligation of CC licenses and explain best practices for providing attribution for designs from Thingiverse.

Attribution is a condition of every CC license. We believe attribution is incredibly important because those who spend the energy and time to create all the amazing Things on Thingiverse deserve credit for offering their work to everyone. So what does proper attribution look like? Read the rest of this entry »

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MakerBot Announces Series of Summer STEAM Makeathons

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MakerBot is continuing its commitment to STEAM education through a series of Makeathons that will take place this summer in cities nationwide. The Makeathons could be a game changer for educators who want to introduce STEAM learning to their students and schools through 3D printing. Of the fastest growing US careers, 80 percent are in STEAM. However, only a third of US teens have considered STEAM-related careers. Through 3D printing, we believe that educators can change the way students view STEAM.

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