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This is so awesome, and so smart of a promotional stunt on MakerBot’s part. You know Colbert is likely to put this on the show. It’s also cool to see all of the bizarre things that people have been doing with Colbert’s head files on Thingiverse.

MakerBot Sends Stephen Colbert’s Head Into Space

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Lancer Kind says:

    A- freaking-MAZING!

    And Colbert’s green head is smiling at you the whole trip up!

    http://LancerKind.com  <– science fictionist

  2. Lancer Kind says:

    A- freaking-MAZING!

    And Colbert’s green head is smiling at you the whole trip up!

    http://LancerKind.com  <– science fictionist

  3. Lancer Kind says:

    What was used to find/track the balloon landing?

  4. VRAndy says:

    How did you determine where it was safe to launch from?

    Those of us already in Connecticut couldn’t launch from our backyards, or it would go out to sea.  How did you figure out how far west you had to be?

  5. BentleyBooks says:

    That is so cool! I had to watch the trip twice to appreciate the full grandeur of the ascent, because, well, that green, smiling head was a distraction — but a great one. I do hope Stephen has seen this.

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