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

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Lancer Kind

    A- freaking-MAZING!

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

    http://LancerKind.com  <– science fictionist

  • Lancer Kind

    A- freaking-MAZING!

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

    http://LancerKind.com  <– science fictionist

  • Lancer Kind

    What was used to find/track the balloon landing?

  • http://vrandy.myopenid.com/ VRAndy

    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?

  • http://bentleybooks.wordpress.com BentleyBooks

    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.