Posts Tagged ‘makerbot tv’

Discover Quick Tip Videos!

Three new videos have been added to the Explore section of our site! Explore is a hub for MakerBot content. You can visit that section at any time to learn things about our products and get inspired by other users! These three videos include quick tips for people who own MakerBots (and if you don’t have a MakerBot yet you’ll probably still find them interesting).

Watch The First Layer explains why it’s important to pay close attention to the first layer of your 3D print as it’s being put down. You’ll find out how to read that layer and make adjustments when necessary so that the rest of your print goes smoothly.

Print Pausing shows you how to pause during a 3D print and explains why you might want to use this feature. Game changing info: you can use the pause feature to get multi-colored 3D prints using a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer!

Updating Firmware tells you how to upload new versions of MakerBot MakerWare and new machine firmware for your MakerBot Replicator 2. You’ll be shocked by the visible improvement that uploading new firmware could make on the quality of your 3D prints!

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MakerBot TV – The End of A Season

So I have to ask… did anyone attempt to crack the code in this week’s R.Maker Adventure? If you haven’t, I dare you to try it – you just might end up on an adventure of your own!

As I announced in the latest episode of MakerBot TV, Season 2 of our weekly series has come to a close. We’re going to spend the next couple of months getting fresh ideas for Season 3 and we could definitely use your help. Let me know what you’d like to see in Season 3 of MakerBot TV by sending an email to annelise@makerbot.com, a tweet to @MakerBot TV, or by leaving a comment here on the blog.

And if you find yourself jonesing for your weekly dose remember that you can revisit Season 1Season 2, and the R.Maker Adventures at any time.

We’ve got a handful of extra special video projects coming your way this summer too so be sure to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our channel on YouTube or iTunes so you can be the first to find out about them.

Thanks for watching! Keep it awesome!

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MakerBot TV S02E12 – Maker Faire

Well, it’s Monday morning after Maker Faire Bay Area and I’m already wishing the festivities could go on a bit longer. There’s just so much to learn and see, and so many makers to meet in such a short amount of time. We brought a ton of Awesome to this year’s faire including a MakerBot BotFarm, as well as a Robot Petting Zoo, a Photo Booth and Awesome Toss’Em (a MakerBot carnival game). In this special Maker Faire edition of MakerBot TV, R.Maker takes you on a tour of the faire and then we chat with a few of the many MakerBot Operators we ran into over the weekend. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in the fun! Keep it awesome!

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MBTV S02E11 – MakerBot A Robot!

The MakerBot 3D design team is building a Robot Petting Zoo to bring to this year’s Maker Faire. In this video you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how they conceptualized, designed and created these amazing DIY robots! To see the robots in full-effect meet us at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 19th and 20th, 2012. Hope to see you there!

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And So It Grows…

Did you all catch the adorable R.Maker Adventure at the end of S02E10?

Don’t let the week end without subscribing on YouTube or iTunes to MakerBot TV!

 

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MBTV S02E09 – Finishing Techniques


Ever wondered why the surface of a MakerBotted object has tiny ridges on it? Ever wondered how to smooth those ridges out? Find out how what techniques we’re trying on this week’s episode of MakerBot TV! Make sure to subscribe to the show on YouTube or iTunes.

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MBTV S02E08 – Scenic Design


Today we’ll meet with MakerBot operator and Broadway set designer Kacie Hultgren. Kacie has made a number of incredible contributions to Thingiverse under the user name PrettySmallThings including her well-known Queen Anne Chairs, the oversized armchair, her SciFi Control Room and whole array of beautiful and delicate tiny pieces of furniture. Find out what she’s doing with all of her prints and why she considers the MakerBot an ideal tool for someone who uses their apartment as a workspace.

Kacie will be doing some guest blogging for us in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes on our blog for some really helpful insights into her process!

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MBTV S02E07 – How Much Plastic?


One of the questions I hear a lot when I am out at events – showing MakerBots to people who have never seen them before – is, “What is the cost of materials for a MakerBotted object?” Sure, filament is inexpensive, but how much filament are you using when you print? In this episode I’ll show you exactly how to calculate that cost. I’ll also reveal the number of chess pieces that can be printed with a single spool and the cost of MakerBot plastic by cm³ and inch³. All that and more on this week’s episode of MakerBot TV.

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MBTV S02E06 – Designer Dad

In this episode we’ll meet MakerBot operator Steve Conine – known to Thingiverse as sconine. Steve is most famous for designing Thingiverse’s Mechanical Animals, Toy Train Sets, Log Cabins and Starfish. Check out some of the many toys that he has designed and printed with his children and find out why he decided to bring a MakerBot into the family.

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MBTV S02E05 – Accessorize Your Bot

Another Monday, another episode!

Today on MakerBot TV I’ll show you some of the ways that folks have personalized, customized and accessorized their MakerBots and hopefully get you inspired to turn your MakerBot into your very own work of art!

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