Chris Austin, a production designer in California, works with clients like Disney, The NFL, and Universal, and is often asked strange requests. The strangest? To create oversized coffee capsules for a 50′ wide 30′ high billboard for Nespresso coffee. He needed something that would withstand California weather. On a visit to New York, Chris discovered the abilities of a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer, and thought it was a good match for his needs. Chris purchased a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to print a model of his coffee capsules and was able to redesign the oversized coffee capsules five times over the course of his project. Chris says he relied on MakerBot’s “secret society of creatives” to help flatten the learning curve as a first-time user. Looks like Chris didn’t need a caffeine fix to get his creative juices flowing. Want to share your own MakerBot Replicator 2 story for a chance to win $250? Find out how here.