Capture Your Town Community Challenge

The MakerBot Community has hit the streets to use brand new tools to digitize artwork, ancient artifacts, public monuments, architecture, picnic baskets, fire hydrants, and more to share on Join designers and makers in your area to share models of the things that you love about where you live with the world!

Using a digital camera and a free app from Autodesk as a place to start, ‘capture’ real world objects and convert them into 3D models hosted on Those models can then be downloaded for free and ‘printed’ in 3D on a MakerBot 3D Printer.

There’s no better way to dive into the exploding new world of 3D design and personal fabrication than to join tens of thousands of people around the world in the Capture Your Town! community challenge. Explore new tools. Collaborate with your local MakerBot User Group. Introduce members of the MakerBot Community on the other side world from you with the places, objects and things that make where you live unique and wonderful.

Participating couldn’t be easier:

• Grab a few basic tools.
• Organize a CaptureSession with friends or your local MakerBot User Group.
• Use software such as 123D Catch and Meshmixer to capture and clean up your models.
• Upload your raw data and complete 3D models to, tagged “captured” and the location
• Contribute to  a collection that celebrates the tremendous range of places where the MakerBot pioneers live, work, and dream-up the world of tomorrow!

We aren’t asking who has the best town … but who has the best town on Thingiverse?

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Now….Go Forth, Scan Things, Share Them On Thingiverse, And Make Them On Your MakerBot!

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