It’s time for TED2012! MakerBot’s CEO and co-founder, Bre Pettis, is among the TEDFellows speaking at the conference in Long Beach, California this week.
Bre’s talk today focused on the importance of community and co-creation in making something that seems impossible, possible. Case in point: the open-source collaborative design phenomenon where 3D printed clocks were developed collectively by MakerBot’s Thingiverse users. Remember the Clock-a-Thons? Well kids, we successfully made a clock!
Thingiverse users from around the world began uploading their designs for the pieces of a clock, and the final stages of construction happened here in MakerBot’s Brooklyn workshop, with clock mastermind, Syvwlch himself in attendance, over a meeting of minds and some shared food.
Want to make a clock of your own? Download the files from Thingiverse, get your bot warmed up, and start printing! The clock does have a few necessary non-printable parts, but fear not – MakerBot is selling these parts in our online store! In the kit, you’ll even get a laser cut wooden shelf stand signed by Bre Pettis himself!
For the inside scoop from TED2012 follow Bre on Twitter – @bre!
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