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We Have Two Tickets For TEDxNYED To Give Away

We’ve got a great thing happening on Twitter right now. For anyone interested in attending the TEDxNYED conference, we’re giving away two tickets ($100 value) to the best two answers to the question,

How will 3D printing change the world?

Here’s some info on the event.

TEDxNYED is independently organized by New York educators. At TEDxNYED, live speakers and TED Talk videos combine to spark deep discussion and connections. TEDxNYED presenters are invited to share their insights and inspire conversations about the future of education. Attendees of the conference participate via networking sessions where they educate one another and, in the spirit of TED, help spread these ideas.

TEDxNYED is operating under license from TED, organizers of the immensely popular TED Conference, an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

We’ll pick two winners from all the submissions and give each of them a ticket to attend the TEDx event in New York City.

Where Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)
Astoria, NY 11106

When April 28, 2012

In order to participate in our giveaway, you have to drop us a tweet. Tell us how 3D printing will change the world in 140 characters or less. Mention us with @makerbot and be sure to hashtag #3DPrinting so we can find your tweet and put you in the running.

UPDATE: These tweets are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 23. Right around the corner, so share your thoughts with us now!

 

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MakerBot in Today’s NY Daily News!

Pick up today’s issue of the NY Daily News for a story on tech startups in NYC that includes MakerBot. MakerBot is one of the many companies with offices positioned along the R train line, a.k.a. New York City’s “Silicon Subway.” According to the article, between 2005 and 2010, the number of high-tech jobs in the city rose 30% to 90,700, up from about 70,000. Pretty awesome, and proof that NYC’s tech scene is the place to be!

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MakerBot Conquers NYC!

MakerBot conquers NYC with the cover of this week’s Time Out New York! Not only did MakerBot print the entire cover, complete with our mascot, R. Maker, taking on a mini version of New York City, but the Thing-O-Matic is featured as a gift For the Person Who Has Everything. We are also giving away a Thing-O-Matic to one lucky reader, to enter click here!

New Yorkers who want to see a real MakerBot in person, or even buy one, can visit these brick and mortar stores:

AC Gears

69 E. 8th Street (between Broadway and University)

New York, NY 10003

(212) 260-2269

Wired Store

4 Times Square (at 42nd and Broadway)

New York, NY 10036

Friday, 11/18 – Saturday, 12/24

Demo on December 17th

12pm-2pm

Gizmodo Gallery

White Box Art Gallery

329 Broome Street

New York, NY 10002

Tuesday 12/6 – Sunday 12/11

New Museum Store

235 Bowery

New York, NY 10002

212.343.0460

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MakerBot TV Season 1 Episode 8


This week on MakerBot TV hear all about how MakerBot Industries and Miles Lightwood are using 3D printing to help out hermit crabs, also find out how you can use your makerbot to prepare yourself for halloween and get a tour of NYC with MakerBot’s new mascot!

Special Thanks to Thingiverse user Fido for the evil eyes earwear and ghost keyring designs, daviddotshaw for the bat, ghost and pumpkin magnet designs, builttospec for the spider ring, colehard for the pumpkin, Wajazn for the MB/RepRap jack-o-lantern, nicholasclewis for the spider weblampmaker for the glasses, and SuperAmi for the pirate hook. And a special thanks to Kevin MacLeod and Alan Bjorklund for the music.



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Chrysler Building by jwolee

Personally, I will not be happy until most of the world’s architectural marvels are available for download and printing at Thingiverse.  So of course I was extremely happy to check my favorite building New York off the list: the Chrysler Building.  While the famous crown ornament, the literal and figurative high point of Art Deco, doesn’t shine quite as brightly in ABS plastic, we’re still very happy to have it as a printable model on Thingiverse.  Thanks, jwolee!

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World Maker Faire 2011 Wrap-Up

MakerBot Industries had a great time at World Maker Faire this year sharing the Turtle Shell Racers on the MakerBot Raceway as well as twenty Thing-O-Matics sporting brand new Stepstruder® MK7 toolheads. We have put together a few of our favorite photos from the event. Check out our slideshow for highlights from the weekend.

We are particularly proud of our MakerBot Raceway winners — who each more than deserved their MakerBot Awesome Awards! They have their very own winners slideshow below.

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Robot Film Festival this weekend!

RobO!

That’s right — the time has finally arrived for the Robot Film Festival!  The screenings (and awards ceremony) are in lower Manhattan this weekend.  There are a number of films by many different directors, both famous and completely unknown, as well as comedy, workshops and a BotBQ.

Saturday is completely sold out, but Sunday tickets are still available (for now.)  That’s the day with the workshops, Reggie Watts, and the barbecue.  Get’em while you still can!

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Did you say… Robot Film Festival?!?!

Robot Film Festival in New York!

Robot Film Festival in New York!

You may remember Heather Knight from her awesome Botacon talk entitled, “Robotic Touch: Capacitive Sensing to Understand Human Body Language.”  Well, she’s organized a film festival!  Wait for it…  a film festival…  about ROBOTS!1

The Robot Film Festival was founded by roboticist Heather Knight of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore new frontiers for robotics before the technology is even possible.

The event itself is a two-day festival July 9-10 taking place at Three Legged Dog theater in lower Manhattan.  In addition to the juried film screenings, there will be a live performances, cocktail and coffee mixers throughout AND a red carpet award ceremony with interactive installations and uniquely designed ‘botsker’ awards.  Don’t forget your party shoes (or wheels)!

Please submit your outstanding, dazzling, hilarious or thought-provoking short film.  JUST ONE REQUIREMENT: please feature a robot as one of the main characters as or framing devices of the narrative. Films should be less than 8 minutes long.

Deadline: June 5, 2011!

Follow us on twitter for the latest details: @robotfilmfest

  1. Yeah, I know the title of the post was kind of a spoiler… []
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At the Botcave!

BotCave store!

BotCave store!

Imagine, if you will, a symphony of tearing plastic sheeting, squeaking packing tape, humming motors, camera flashes, and the occasional buzzing machine.

Today has been a very exciting day for me.  In preparation for tomorrow’s first ever Botacon I caught the redeye from California1 to New York arriving early this morning.  A little while later I arrived at the Botcave – MakerBot Industries headquarters in Brooklyn.

The place is completely abuzz with activity – numerous robots humming, bubble wrap crinkling, and Thing-O-Matic boxes getting packed, stacked, and shipped to loving homes around the world.  I can’t wait to work play with one!

  1. Braving the rigors of time <zone> travel! []
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Everything you wanted to know about the Thing-O-Matic but were afraid to ask

Behold!  The Thing-O-Matic!

Behold! The Thing-O-Matic!

Actually, I don’t think anyone was afraid to ask.  :)  With the lead up to this last weekend’s Maker Faire in New York there was a lot of speculation and curiosity about the new Thing-O-Matic. 1  After combing through the comments I put together a pretty big list of answers to your questions.

First, some tech specs on the Thing-O-Matic:2

  • Interface: Print through USB or print from SD card
  • Size: 300 x 300 x 410 mm (12″ W x 12″ D x 16″ H)
  • Build Area: 96 x 108 mm
  • Build Height: 115 mm
  • Generation 4 Electronics
    • Supports up to 5 stepper drivers (XYZ + A/B)
    • Connect over USB (no more FTDI cable)
    • Optional LCD interface support (Not included)
    • Full mechanical endstop support
    • High current mosfets to drive heated build platform and extruder heater
    • Thermocouple support for more accurate temperature sensing
  • Standard ATX power supply
  • Works with both 110v and 220v power
  • Theoretical XY Positioning resolution of 0.02mm (20 microns or 0.0008″)
  • Theoretical XY Maximum Feedrate of up to 5000mm/minute (roughly 200 IPM)
  • Theoretical Z Positioning resolution of 0.005mm (5 microns / or 0.0002″)
  • Theoretical Z Positioning Feedrate of up to 1000mm/minutes (roughly 40 IPM)
  • Capable of printing with ABS and PLA

And, your questions:

@James Taylor asked, “Any idea when you will be posting the bits in SVN?”

Bre: Yup, we’ll release them when we ship.

@Rob asked, “Does it ship with any plastic?  Is it compatible with the Frostruder MK2 and Unicorn?  Will it work fine with the filament spindle box?”

Bre: The Thing-O-Matic will ship include 1 pound of natural ABS and will be completely compatible with the Frostruder MK2 and Unicorn.  The Thing-O-Matic was designed to work with the filament spindle box and even has integrated holes to run the tube through the machine in the back.

Also, check out some more awesome photos of the Thing-O-Matic taken at the New York Maker Faire by I, Dioloid!

Ask your questions in the comment below and we’ll do our best to get them answered.

  1. Photo courtesy of I, Dioloid []
  2. Mmmm…  Delicious stats… []
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