MakerBot Replicator 2 Among TIME’s Best Inventions Of 2012

A hurricane tried to keep us down this week, but then we got this news:

TIME has named the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2012.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 was a big step forward for us. We focused on creating the tool that people can use to make the products and technologies of the future. From our perspective, being recognized on this list is symbolic. We know the Replicator 2 is a stepping stone to the best inventions of 2013 and beyond; invented by you.

Okay, some of my colleagues said this might seem like bragging, but I feel like one of those (annoyingly) proud grandparents who can’t help it. I’ve got the keys to the blog and you better believe I’m going to brag on our army of genius engineers for at least a paragraph. Or two.

Congrats to all the winners, and to all the inventors of the world.