Andrew Plumb, known better in the 3D printing community by his handle “Clothbot,” is the closest thing the MakerBot Forums and MakerBot Operators Google Group have to a community leader: always jumping in with a thought or two to help veterans and beginners alike, taking all concerns seriously, making an effort to test issues and techniques. I find him an extremely useful resource as a troubleshooter and a cool head — and for the longest time have had the strange feeling that he is working in the next room over.
In fact, he lives and works his community magic from Ottawa, Canada, where he is a founding member of the Ottawa ModLab group, a motley crew of engineering and arts types that gather a couple of times a month at ArtEngine. As part of his local community, he teaches how to use 3D printers, as well as evangelizing for the ArtEngine ModLab’s Cupcake and 3D printing/design in general.
I had the pleasure getting to know him during MakerFaire NYC 2010 when he was a part of the 3D Printing Village next to the MakerBot booth, and I enjoyed hearing details about his current activities: interview follows, after the fold.
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