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The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer kit is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. Design your part, hit print, and let the fully automated Thing-O-Matic do all the work. Want to print 100 butterflies? Easy! Want to print an entire chess set? No problem! Buy it, assemble it, and enjoy being the first on your block to live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow! Includes the new StepStruderâ„¢ MK6 Upgrade, and a FREE copy of MAKE Volume 21, featuring Bre Pettis and MakerBot Industries.

Be sure to check out MakerBot Industries, the Maker Shed store, and a seemingly endless amount of amazing makers at Maker Faire in San Mateo on May 21 & 22, 2011.


We think @DocProfSky does a great job describing how amazing it is to own a 3D printer in his “Why I LOVE My 3D Printer” presentation at Ignite in Phoenix, AZ.

In front of a crowd of ~850 Ignite enthusiasts from the Phoenix metro area DocProfSky shares his enthusiasm of 3D printing and talks about the MakerBot Cupcake CNC printer. The crowd gives him a standing ovation, a first ever at Ignite Phoenix.

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The Maker Shed is brought to you by Maker Media, the makers of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Faire, and much more.

Launched originally as a source for back issues of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Shed expanded rapidly to meet the demand for ‘projects in a box,’ otherwise known as kits. Now we have a little bit of everything for makers, crafters, and budding scientists, from Arduinos to sock monkeys to chemistry sets .


  • http://profiles.google.com/reltham Roy Eltham

    Being in the MakerSHed should not equal waiting 4-6 weeks for it to ship. BOOO!

  • https://profiles.google.com/dubyaohohdee/about John

    Cant wait till these things are <$500.

    • http://www.facebook.com/devinck Marc de Vinck

      Me too…and it’s not that far away! Look at laser printers as an example. 10 years ago they were $1000’s, and now you can pick one up on sale for $99.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! We shall call him “Mini-Bre” ;)

  • http://www.edwardo.us Edwardo Martinez

    How may I get a 3D printer, for my photography?