Posts Tagged ‘3d printing’

MakerBot Sponsors Baauer’s “Aa” Listening Party


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


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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Milestones: Celebrating Lives Touched by MakerBot


There’s something bigger and more important than 3D printers at the heart of MakerBot’s 100K milestone. It’s the thousands upon thousands of milestones others have achieved by aspiring to make things better through 3D printing. Amazingly better.

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MakerBot Announces Winners of MakerEd Challenge


The MakerEd Challenge asked Thingiverse users to consider future designers and create projects that educators could bring to their classrooms. After more than 785 submissions, The Fillet Gauge design was selected as the winner of Makerbot Thingiverse MakerEd Challenge. Fillet gauges are used to measure curves on objects, like the edge of a phone case for example. In the original post the designer writes that the Fillet Gauge project is perfect for students who are beginning to use more advanced modeling software. This design can help teachers explain to students why fillets gauges are useful and will help students learn more advanced designs.

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PS 15 Advances Project-Based Learning with MakerBot


If you were to spend a day in any classroom, you’d know how hard it is to keep students engaged and interested. The teachers at Red Hook’s Patrick F. Daly School of the Arts are dedicated to reinforcing lessons and concepts through academic projects that are creative and multi-dimensional. Through the federally-funded Magnet Grant, STEM educator Jenna Utter was able to make projects more dynamic, interactive, and enjoyable for her students with 3D printing.

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Penn State Opens MakerBot Innovation Center


Today, Penn State held a grand opening for the installation of a new 3D printing lab, the Maker Commons. The lab features a large-scale MakerBot Innovation Center designed to help universities and organizations innovate faster, attract talented students or staff, increase collaboration, and compete more effectively. The Maker Commons features 32 MakerBot desktop 3D printers and staff to answer questions and help with projects.

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How the Alien Suit in Colony Was 3D Printed on a MakerBot Replicator Z18


We’re all under the rule of extra-terrestrial invaders in USA Networks’ new sci-fi drama, Colony. Mysteriously unseen, they’ve surrounded cities across the globe with giant walls and employ a military regime of humans to brutally govern mankind. As the plot unfolds in Los Angeles within the near future, you’re left wondering who or what is behind it.

For the finale of the first season, we moved one step closer to finding out. What we saw seemed almost too real: a chiseled, tech-smart exoskeleton, a helmet fit for an oblong head, a menacing pitch-black visor, and underneath, the alien itself.

What you didn’t see —or would ever suspect— is that most of the exoskeleton was 3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator Z18 at Legacy Effects Studios.

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NEW THINGS! MakerBot and Syfy Announce Fresh Designs for New Series


At Comic-Con last week, Syfy announced an expansion of their successful partnership with MakerBot by publishing a new line of exclusive 3D models from the network’s original series 12 Monkeys, The Magicians, Hunters, Killjoys and Dark Matter. The new designs will include the 12 Monkeys iconic time machine and an alien skull from Hunters, a new thriller from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Natalie Chaidez (“Heroes”). Printable files are available on Syfy’s page on Thingiverse, and the network will launch additional show-inspired models on Thingiverse in the coming weeks.

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