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We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

To kick things off, we’re giving away a MakerBot Thing-o-Matic (a $1,300 value), featured on the cover of the Ultimate Kit Guide. Here’s Make: Labs intern Eric Chu’s review of Thing-O-Matic from the issue:

If you want to get into 3D printing but don’t know where to start, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kit is the way to go. It’s a complete kit, so you need no additional parts, and a large user community can back you up if problems pop up (not to mention Thingiverse, where you can find awesome open source designs). It took me about 20 hours to build the Thing-O-Matic and start printing, and I improved its accuracy with more tuning, calibrating, and tinkering with settings in the ReplicatorG software. If you have any trouble, read the discussion at the bottom of every build step. I’ve since 3D-printed many fun and handy things (everyone loves a 3D-printed gift!) and the MakerBot is now by far the most-used machine at Make: Labs.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST today. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The winners list will be kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Note: Commenting is closed for this giveaway. See the Kit-A-Day page for today’s giveaway (announced every day at 9am PST).

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.


1,667 Responses to Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!

  1. Awesome Idea! Thank you Make Mag!

  2. Please?!??  The giant robots won’t build themselves.

  3. Now this is what I call Christmas spirit! Hope they pick number 1!

  4. Something like that would honestly make my holiday ^^

  5. I have a Makerbot already, but there is nothing in the world I would like more than to give one to my brother.  Sign me up!

  6. Nathan Hesson on said:

    I hope I win!

  7. Nathan Hesson on said:

    I hope I win!

  8. one makerbot, please

  9. one makerbot, please

  10. I’d be the coolest mom on the block if I had a MakerBot!

  11. I’d be the coolest mom on the block if I had a MakerBot!

  12. Wow, it’s amazing that you’re kicking off the contest with the MakerBot.

  13. Wow, it’s amazing that you’re kicking off the contest with the MakerBot.

  14. Anonymous on said:

    Wow, I figured this would be the final item to giveaway, not the first one.

    • Justin Nesselrotte on said:

      Actually, I believe it is the first and the last.

      • Anonymous on said:

        Yes, we’re giving away more than one MakerBot (more than two, even). But two for this phase of the giveaways. Stay tuned… There are lots more surprises to come. Spread the word!

    • Justin Nesselrotte on said:

      Actually, I believe it is the first and the last.

  15. Anonymous on said:

    Wow, I figured this would be the final item to giveaway, not the first one.

  16. Woo Hoo  I just found out that I have Grand Boyz…. My boyz are now too cool for this….. but 5-6 year olds are just the right age…. We could make many many things!!!

  17. Woo Hoo  I just found out that I have Grand Boyz…. My boyz are now too cool for this….. but 5-6 year olds are just the right age…. We could make many many things!!!

  18. This would be totally cool.

  19. This would be totally cool.

  20. Justin Nesselrotte on said:

    I’m so excited to try and win a makerbot

  21. Justin Nesselrotte on said:

    I’m so excited to try and win a makerbot

  22. Anonymous on said:

    Man, it would be awesome to win!

  23. Anonymous on said:

    Man, it would be awesome to win!

  24. Anonymous on said:

    Sign me up for this! (Also, how am I getting the first post on THIS?)

  25. Anonymous on said:

    Sign me up for this! (Also, how am I getting the first post on THIS?)

  26. Wow, what an astounding offer! Keep up the good work, y’all.

  27. Wow, what an astounding offer! Keep up the good work, y’all.

  28. This looks awesome

  29. This looks awesome

  30. I’d love a free MakerBot!!

  31. Preston Harkins on said:

    This is SO awesome!

    gpharkins@gmail.com

  32. I wouldn’t mind having a thing o matic sitting on my desk

  33. Ben Greenberg on said:

    I love MAKE!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. I know a few things I’d make with this immediately.

  35. Awesome, can I have one?

  36. Looks Awesome, can I have one?

  37. I’m on the market for a free MakerBot… :D

  38. Joe Spampinato on said:

    edit: the comment so nice, I made it twice!

  39. Joe Spampinato on said:

    Sweet!

  40. I would love to win a Makerbot to complement my laser cutter

  41. Make just keeps getting better and better with promos like this.

  42. wouldn’t mind sculpting with this

  43. I would love to win a maker bot.

  44. The kids and I would have a great time with this!

  45. Anonymous on said:

    Great idea! i would print stuff all day :)

  46. John Sackey on said:

    Can I use the MakerBot to print MakerBots?!

  47. I’d love to get a free MakerBot!
    And most likely it would be the first one in Estonia!

  48. Peter Marotta on said:

    Hopefully this works, cause it was number one on my wish list…

  49. Greg Kowalke on said:

    With one of these, I wouldn’t even need to find a credit card to get all my holiday shopping done.  Stephen Colbert heads for everyone!

  50. This looks like fun.  I think my daughter may enjoy it.

  51. I would love to win a makerbot, If I win I’ll be able to print parts for my robots and stuff for classes. 

  52. My fingers are crossed I want to win this sweet deal!

  53. chris gregors on said:

    I could make some seriously cool things with one of these!

  54. Chris Sturgill on said:

    This is indeed sweet.  Crossing my fingers

  55. Tony Rao on said:

    I hope I win this. I want this more than I have ever wanted anything before.

    Please randomly pick me!

  56. Great! Would like to win the Thing-O-Matic :)

  57. Sounds really cool!

  58. Anonymous on said:

    I’ve been following the development of the MakerBot line for some time now, and I’m very impressed with the evolutionary process it has undergone, with tons of input from the user community.  I’ve been saving my pennies to buy one for a very long time, but the economics just haven’t allowed it.  Winning one would certainly put a major new tool in the toolbox!

  59. Subverted S on said:

    Would love to win, even if I am just starting to buy the parts to build a Prusa Mendel…

  60. I would love love a make bot!

  61. I would totally love a Thing-o-Matic kit!  Pick me!  Pick me!

  62. Oh man, I would love a MakerBot.

  63. Comment.  Comment comment comment.

  64. Craig McDowell on said:

     Wow, Make IS the greatest magazine in the world!  Honestly after finding Make last year it has stirred my soul to build things,  I am now relearning all the electronic lessons from my college years and introducing my kids to all the fun things we can build. The Toy issue is perfect for that.

     Thanks Again, Craig

  65. Yes, please.

  66. Maker Bot Come to me!

  67. Comment! [daniel (dot) kramnik (at) gmail (dot) com]

  68. Alec Parks on said:

    Having a Thing-o-matic would be fantastic!

  69. I would love a Makerbot!

  70. aaron ramsey on said:

    Wow. That’s pretty awesome of you guys.

  71. Moritz Ulrich on said:

    This isn’t a comment.

  72. Rajesh Poddar on said:

    I’d like a Makerbot

  73. I WOULD LIKE A FREE THING PLEASE

  74. Oh, The awesome things I could do with a Makerbot :)

  75. Mike Knudson on said:

    Would be an amazing companion to my Printrbot order!

  76. Mike Bakula on said:

    It’s the tool of the future…

  77. I wouldn’t mind a Thingbot.

  78. dude, this is amazing…

  79. I’m starving for 3D Printing

  80. Anonymous on said:

    that would be a great addition to the garage

  81. I’m the winner,

    TIA

  82. Let me have the opportunity to give this thing a shot :) For the sake of science and massive fun!

  83. This would be amazing to have!

  84. Anonymous on said:

    The Thing-O-Matic is awesome!

  85. A place to make that thing!

  86. Anonymous on said:

    Sign me up!

  87. That is fantastic, I would love to have one.

  88. Anonymous on said:

    So want- Im a student and dont have the money for a bot- but I’m gonna try to save and get something awesome.. Maybe it will pay for itself :)

  89. Glenn Harris on said:

    Yes, please.

  90. I was surprised to see my 11 year old daughter had discussed 3d printing in class, times have changed!

  91. Glenn Harris on said:

    Yes, please.

  92. Oh the things I could build with Thing-o-matic :)

  93. Anonymous on said:

    My kids and I would love to put our very own to the test…

  94. I am not a Black Friday shopper but this is something I actually might stand in line for.  At the right price anyway.

  95. now this is a giveaway!

  96. Bot me, Bot me, don’t say it’s not me…

  97. Michael Cook on said:

    My poor Thing-o-Matic is very lonely, and could really use a friend. 

  98. Anonymous on said:

    Make magazine rocks, I have been following you guys for years. It would be pretty awsome to win somthing cool from one of your givaways. -Marshall

  99. Awesome contest, and even awesomer prize! Makers unite! Thanks!

  100. Wow.  Do want.  Entirely.

  101. Patrick Wiseman on said:

    How very cool :)

  102. Anonymous on said:

    Well wouldn’t this be sweet!

  103. I would be the envy of every geek in the neighborhood with this!

  104. This is the winning comment.

  105. Peter Hall on said:

    Thanks 

  106. me please!!

  107. Peter Hall on said:

    Thanks!

  108. Yes. For the kids. When I’m done with it… :)

  109. Anonymous on said:

    I would like one, please.

  110. My two Maker Girls have been hard at work trying to find a local 3-D printer with no luck! We are crossing our fingers!

  111. Winning this would be awesome!

  112. I would love one of these…

  113. What a great idea! I would love to have a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic. Just imagine all the incredible things you could make with that!!!

  114. I LOVE ROBOTS AND TECHNOLOGY!!!  I am a FIRST FRC and FIRST Lego League robotics coach in Indiana.  I would love to share the Thing-O-Matic with my students!  Thank You!  :)

    Happy Holidays!  :)  

  115. Anonymous on said:

    3d printer would be perfect for helping me prototype my graduate projects, and possibly to use later for examples to bring to interviews.

  116. Anonymous on said:

    My two cents.

  117. Wow! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  118. Well, one can hardly argue with that! Going to give this a shot – if I win, there’s going to be lots of camera-related prints happening…

  119. Anonymous on said:

    Woo clanking replicators.

  120. Sonny Hill on said:

    heck, why not…

  121. A Thing-o-Matic to make buildings and accessories for my son’s model railroad (and teach him how to make, well, things…)? Yes please!

  122. Anonymous on said:

    Yes please. I can make all my Xmas gifts…

  123. Thanks for the awesome giveway. Good luck everyone!

  124. choose me ! xD

  125. The things I could do with one of these

  126. Needless to say – I want!

  127. Sweet, to bad you cant give this away to everyone that participates. 

  128. I’ll take two please

  129. Justin Brooks on said:

    Oh so many diabolical plots to take over the world could be hatched with this baby!

  130. That’s very generous of you! I hope that whoever wins them make their dreams come alive with their prize.

  131. choose me ! xD

  132. choose me ! xD

  133. choose me ! xD

  134. Mark Hester on said:

    Is this for real?! I’m in.

  135. Why yes, I would like to win a MakerBot!

  136. Awesome Thing to win.

  137. Anonymous on said:

    Aa makera.

  138. Aww! I’m not eligible!! …guess I’ll just keep throwing change in my ‘Saving for a Makerbot’ Jug. :(

  139. Pick me. Pick me.

  140. I’d love to have this makerbot to help kick off our new hackerspace in Jacksonville, FL: JaxHax

    http://www.jaxhax.org

  141. choose me ! xD

  142. Benjamin Wohl on said:

    I like the give-something-away reaction to black friday 

  143. choose me ! xD

  144. choose me ! xD

  145. This is a post!

  146. Darian Lewis on said:

    This would be the most spectacular and Maker-ific gift ever received!

  147. i really would like a maker bot, i think it is one  of those tools that becomes more useful the more you use it.  

  148. Sign me up! Would love a MakerBot.

  149. Anonymous on said:

    Awesome, I would love to win this.

  150. Michael Bishop on said:

    Cool giveaway!

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  152. Anonymous on said:

    Woohoo. Would love to have one to use as a teaching tool at my daughters elementary school. Good luck everyone!

  153. Anonymous on said:

    so many wonderful things I could do with this…

  154. Oh pick me. This is totally a post!!!!!

  155. Please put me down for one

  156. Anonymous on said:

    This is such an awesome tool! Endless possibilities.

  157. johngineer on said:

    I had the chance a few weeks ago to play around with a friend’s Thing-O-Matic. Once you start using it, you begin to ‘see’ all sort of uses for it. I don’t have access to the machine anymore, and I’m starting to feel withdrawal symptoms. It’s sort of like when a musician has their amplifier break down. You can’t manifest your creativity into the world anymore. It’s a sad day… for the world.

    I’ve been designing 3-D objects like crazy in an effort to cope.
    (Help me, Gareth Branwyn; you’re my only hope.)

    tl;dr: I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is extruded ABS.

  158. Anonymous on said:

    yeah makerbot, i want one

  159. We love Make! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!

  160. Michael Tortoriello on said:

    This would make an awesome Christmas gift…for myself.

  161. This is very much a post. 

  162. Jim McCorison on said:

    I’m Game. Sign me up.

  163. sweet idea!  Thanx!

  164. MakerBot is awesome!

  165. This would be the perfect addition to my shop!

  166. Lewis Baumstark on said:

    Just throwin’ my name in the hat…

  167. posting.  man do i want this!

    panatale1@gmail.com

  168. Sweet I would love to win one of these. Oh the things I could make.

  169. Yay for a thing-o-matic! Yes, please.

  170. That’s quite a give-away! Count me in!

  171. Cool, I need one of these

  172. This is the very sort of post that may be selected to win such an amazing piece of kit like a Makerbot! /squee!

  173. Thanks for having such a great promotion, and consider me entered!

  174. I’m building a new cat. Need this.

  175. Very cool publication and giveaway. I already cleaned the desk that will hold my Maker Bot :)

  176. Thomas Sterling on said:

    I would love one of these.

  177. I could totally use one of those :)

  178. id love one ,,  sex toys for everyone if i get one !

  179. mmmmm. MakerBot!

  180. Doug Secrist on said:

    Yay Make! Yay free stuff!

  181. I need one of these things, BADLY

  182. Wow!  You guys are just too cool!

  183. I’m in too.

  184. I would certainly enjoy a maker bot!

  185. This would be a really cool addition to my maker world.

  186. I’d like one of those

  187. My comment: I want a makerbot

  188. Glenn Shirley on said:

    Would be a nice Xmas present (for me)!

  189. Joe Althaus on said:

    Pick me! I want it!

  190. Fingers crossed!! Probably my only chance of getting a MakerBot in the near future. ;)

  191. Bradford Barr on said:

    I’d like one!

  192. Aaron Shaw on said:

    I would love to have a Makerbot.

  193. Makerbot = less shapeways use
    Yay!

  194. oooo! i want to win this! looks super awesome!

    email: alyssabubbleteax3@gmail(dot)com

  195. Christine Lipari on said:

    I vant one, I vant one!

  196. Holy cow this would be awesome to win!  It is truly the gift that keeps on giving! 

  197. Don Brice on said:

    I would like to win.

  198. Would totally love this for JaxHax, the new Jacksonville Florida HackerSpace. We just got they keys to our new space and are looking for funding and donations to continue the process of acquiring more equipment!

    Thanks for MakeZine for already pitching in by sending us some magazines and other awesome swag!

    http://www.jaxhax.org/

  199. MakerBot giveaway? Good on you Make!

  200. I would definitely find this to be useful, and I promise to share with my friends too.

  201. OH MY GOSH!  I would love to win one of these… so many toys to make for the daughter!

  202. Anonymous on said:

    this would make me whistle king of the world!
    MUWAHAHAHA

  203. awww…only for us residents…I think you should be more inclusive and move it from america to North America…go canada go.

  204. wow the things i could make with a Makerbot.

  205. Oh Boy! This is awesome!

  206. Would love a MakerBot, would go great with my new Arduino

  207. This is so awesome.

  208. This is an awesome contest.  I’ve been looking at one of these for a long time and just never been able to justify the expense.

  209. Free Makerbot?  Yes, please!

  210. Anonymous on said:

    This would be great for my women in computer science club! We’ve been looking for one for a while, so this would definitely come in handy.

  211. I’ve been wanting to buy something like this kit for a while but money’s been tight.

  212. Thanks for the offer.

  213. Woohoo! I’d like that :)

  214. James Nadeau on said:

    I would love a makerbot

  215. Oops :S No delete?

  216. Derek Bosch on said:

    hoping to win…

  217. Most definitely.

  218. WOW!
    I need that MakerBot :-)

  219. Jeff Kramer on said:

    ZOMG, want!

  220. great givingaway, want. 

  221. Daniel Bailey on said:

    Wow, I would love to be able to tinker around with the new MakerBot!

  222. P D Klein on said:

    Yes, please!  Pick me!

  223. Win a Thing-o-matic? You bet I want to!

  224. This would make an excelent christmas present!

  225. ker-ENTRY!  ka-HOPE!

  226. Wow! Pretty nice! Would share with our hackerspace!

  227. Joe Conway on said:

    you guys are awesome.  I want a MakerBot!

  228. Anonymous on said:

    drools

  229. Pick me! I can’t get my RepRap calibrated!

  230. This is an awesome giveaway! I want one !!

  231. Putting my name in the hat, I want to maker, I want to bot, and you can bet I want to industries!

  232. Now here is a Black Friday frenzy I can get behind.

  233. Jessica Duffy on said:

    We’d have to move to have room for it… but I still want.

  234. Anonymous on said:

    If I had a MakerBot I would make thinks worthy of posting on MakeZine.  Please choose me! ;-)

  235. Ahh makerbot!  I’d love one!

  236. This would be an excellent Christmas present as well as an awesome tool to make things for everyone else on my list.

  237. I would love a Makerbot! I could use it to make another and then give the original away! Build it forward! :)

  238. Tricia Jones on said:

    It will restore my faith in random number generators if I win :^)

  239. A Makerbot would make my holidays.

  240. Eric Smith on said:

    That would be wonderful!

  241. Woof!  Dogs need MakerBots, too.

  242. Anonymous on said:

    +1

  243. Pretty cool,  I’d like a TOM

  244. I promise I would love it forever and make cool stuff.

  245. I use and maintain one of these at my university. I would love to have one of my own!

  246. GET I so want this :)

  247. Anonymous on said:

    nice. count me in

  248. Anonymous on said:

    Thanks for always featuring inspiring things and for contributing to that sense of limitlessness we all have!  I’d love a kit.  Cheers!

  249. Just when I was sure I’d never be able to afford a Makerbot, this chance appears in my feed. It’s a Black Friday miracle!

  250. I would love to be able to have a rapid prototyping machine like this.

  251. A MakerBot makes anyone’s day!

  252. Man always wanted a makerbot. This would make for an epic birtday today! haha. You have got to love MAKE!

  253. Very kind of you to give one away.

  254. wow, a makerbot? if i had one i could finally build that zero grav no fuel propulsion engine!
    testing it would be tricky though……

  255. Anonymous on said:

    currently building a laser cutter, would love to have a 3d printer.

  256. Anonymous on said:

    I have wanted a Makerbot since I first read about them in Make: magazine.  I was *this* close to buying one last year and then my son needed to see the orthodontist!  Doh!

  257.  Now I can make some friends! This does make friends, right?

  258. Wish I lived in the US

  259. I’d like one of those.

  260. Brian Camp on said:

    Yay for the 3D revolution!

  261. add me

  262. Would love to create with the MakerBot!!

  263. My fiance will not stop talking about wanting a 3D printer :)

  264. Vitor Haz on said:

    I wish I had one!

  265. I have been seriously considering purchasing one of these in the near future.

  266. What an prize, thanks for the contest!

  267. Noam DePlume on said:

    That’s certainly worth putting in a comment for. 

  268. What a great contest!

  269. Kenny van maanen on said:

    MAKE!

  270. Always wanted one, never could afford it.

  271. Wow, intense prize. This would make my family’s holiday.

  272. Rich de la Torre on said:

    I really hope I win! :-)

  273. I’d love to have one – think of all the things I could make…
    /K

  274. Brandon Reilly on said:

    I want one!

  275. Having my own MakerBot would certainly make my day.

  276. SlideShows NY on said:

    I want it , I want it !!! Hope to win…

  277. Wes Poole on said:

    I can’t even fathom how cool it would be to win that.

  278. Brian Schoolcraft on said:

    pick me, pick me!

  279. Please Pick ME!

  280. Perfect timing, I have been drooling over this beauty, and Arduino. Just retiring and thinking one or the other would be a great hobby too start. Nice Idea for the Christmas season.

    Thanks

  281. Sarah Dyer on said:

    So absolutely cool – we so want one of these!

  282. Don Underwood on said:

    My comment is dumb….

  283. I’ve always wanted one, so here’s my comment! I can’t wait to start printing parts!

  284. Hugh Enxing on said:

    Sweet!

  285. Chris Pilla on said:

    This was already on my wish list – it would be so nice to win one.

  286. Oh, very nice. Not normally something I’d be able to afford. I’d love to have one to assist my video gaming hobby, though.

  287. Chris Poterala on said:

    My kids (and I) would dig this.  Printing coffee cups for mom FTW

  288. This is such an awesome giveaway – thanks Make!

  289. Whoa, giving away a Makerbot? You guys are awesome.

  290. Jim Mallon on said:

    You guys have been doing a great job hyping the kits! I picked up the Kit Guide and thanks to you I have almost all of my shopping done. Keep up the great work.

    And Yes I would like to win a makerbot.

  291. i read the instructions to build, nicely done. i want to get my
    14yr old niece who loves science into lego mindstorm and CAD.
    this would be awesome as a learning and bonding experience for her
    and myself. 

  292. Anonymous on said:

    Oh my. I must have this.

  293. Entry … Email me and I’ll tell you where to ship my prize.  Keep up the raddness Make!

  294. Entry, I would love to own a maker bot! I can just think of all the cool things I would be able to make!

  295. Anonymous on said:

    ooh ooh pick me

  296. Welmoed Sisson on said:

    It would be so awesome to have one of these at home. I can think of so many things I’d make with it!

  297. Jason Doege on said:

    I really need a new hobby. :-)

  298. Jeff Johnson on said:

    what a great way to start the holiday season!!

  299. Anonymous on said:

    ooh ooh pick me!!

  300. JonnyBoats on said:

    I would love to win a MakerBot Thing-o-Matic. I believe home manufacturing is one of the great game changers of the 21st century.

  301. Wow! What a generous offer!

  302. Anonymous on said:

    me too!! me too!!

  303. Douglas Greulich on said:

    A maker bot would be awesome. This is like the lotto but with out having to pay for a ticket

  304. Awesome giveaway!

  305. Anonymous on said:

    Oooooo… I would love one of these!!

  306. Anonymous on said:

    Indeed – Very good Job!

  307. Awesome. I’d love to win one of these.

  308. At last I could use this to continue my campaign to take over the world!

  309. *write epic comment here*

  310. Would LOVE a MakerBot!  I’d share it with my school!

  311. Anonymous on said:

    Wow!  ^_^ Would be nice to win one. But my luck is not that good. >_<

  312. Matt Franks on said:

    Sweet!  Count me in..  Can’t wait to get building with one of these bad boys!

  313. I’ve been wanting to build one for a while, just never had the money to buy the parts

  314. Daniel Olen on said:

    That would be so much fun.

  315. I want on of these, pick me please!

  316. Francesco Nesci on said:

    I was just talking with friends the other day about the things we could build with one of these.

  317. Crossing my fingers…  :)

  318. Andy Rawson on said:

    Woo Hoo! I would like one!

  319. holy sh*t – that’s a hell of a kit giveaway!

  320. Anonymous on said:

    i need thissssss

  321. Anonymous on said:

    More makerbots…

  322. Tony Youngblood on said:

    I’ve been drooling over Makerbots since Bre first posted the initial Make blog videos, and it would be amazing to finally own one. Checking out the kit guide now!

  323. Yes please: Every kid should grow up in a home with one of these. It’s like needing to visit a farm and see where our food comes from. This is like part of knowing where your gadgets come from. I have a third kid on the way now.

  324. Michael Shaub on said:

    OMG, winning this would be…well, #winning!

  325. I love MAKE magazine and this is such a great product!

  326. sheldon bailey on said:

    “entry” these things are sweet!

  327. Colin Smith on said:

    I definitely want in.

  328. hey, if i don’t win it, i guess i didn’t need it?

  329. Anonymous on said:

    Ooh, pick me! Pick me! I would love to get one of these to work with my dad and son!

  330. With this i could make an army of blue robots to take over the world!!!!!

  331. With this i could make an army of blue bunnies to take over the world!!!!

  332. Winning this Maker Bot would restore my faith in humanity.

  333. Ashley Huxley on said:

    Would love one of these for the hackerspace :)

  334. Anonymous on said:

    A Makrbot?? YES PLEASE!

  335. James Seymour on said:

    Pick me Pick me!

  336. Corry Lazarowitz on said:

    Amazing!  I just had major spine surgery, and cannot do much, but I think I could swing assembling a thing-o-matic.  I have 8-12 weeks for full osseointegration, until then, I will be bored trying to pass the time with video games I havent played in years, and other such things I haven’t done in years.  Something like a makerbot that I actually want to do, tha’t just be amazing!

  337. Wow! I would SO love to get one of these!!! Let me know when I win. :)

  338. Anonymous on said:

    Oh… I so want one of these!!

  339. Always looking for fun new toys!

  340. Anonymous on said:

    Awesome!

  341. This would be great to win!

  342. New to making and I am very interested in most of the projects on the site. Ran into this thought I’d try to win it.

  343. This would be very useful to have in the new hackerspace my friends and I are assembling.

  344. Anonymous on said:

    Sweet!

  345. I would love a Thing-o-matic.   I have a lot of ideas to print for my childrens’ classroom and my work.  I have been following Bre and progress for MakerBot Industries and have been wanting one for a long time. Please pick me for the Maker bot, it would make a great addition to my workshop.

  346. Anonymous on said:

    Ohh. Ohhh (hand raised) pick me pick me!!!

  347. Very cool giveaway.  How much fun would a MakerBot be!!

  348. virginia lazarowitz on said:

    Awesome!

  349. Yes please!

  350. Mmmmm, me want ever so much…

  351. Anonymous on said:

    Pick meeee!!!

  352. Drew Dominguez on said:

    Comment!

  353. Super smashing great!

  354. Anonymous on said:

    It would be nice to win this, as I would never be able to afford a Thing-O-Matic otherwise. Really nice of Make to be doing this! Good luck everyone!

  355. Anonymous on said:

    I would love to have one of these to make projects with my son.

  356. Anonymous on said:

    Very cool prize. It would be fun to win!

  357. This would make my husband incredibly happy, which would make me incredibly happy!

  358. Matt Lazarowitz on said:

    Count me in too

  359. Anonymous on said:

    Wow, I would love to own a makerbot Thing-O-Matic!  My kids and I could dream and print all sorts of objects.  What a treat that would be for our young family!

  360. !Makerbot enjoy much would I

  361. Would love to win a new Thing-O-Matic.

  362. PECVD Diamonds on said:

    ME!

  363. Anonymous on said:

    In my best Stewie voice..”perfect, now I can begin world domination”

  364. Harrison Morgan on said:

    I would love this. =)

  365. MakerBot for a brazilian!

  366. Anonymous on said:

    Leaving a comment, to win a prize (maybe).

  367. Anonymous on said:

    It would be great to have a 3d printer.

  368. This would make my making complete!

  369. Anonymous on said:

    Just the thing for an out-of-work student!

  370. Comments at Facebook count, or just here?

  371. That’d be awesome!

  372. Best giveaway ever! I need this for work, really. I love makerbot!

  373. This looks so cool!!!

  374. Ooo… please? I’ll share with all my colleagues!

  375. Anonymous on said:

    Yes please one tom to go :-)

  376. This would be perfect in Green Whisker Studios communal workshop!

  377. Let me hear those three little words I love to hear: Some Assembly Required!

  378. John McFarlane on said:

    A makerbot raffle count me in.

  379. Mike Metzger on said:

    Christmas lights are done – time for a MakerBot…

  380. Anonymous on said:

    Daddy needs a new robot factory!

  381. So Cool I could make anything with this

  382. Anonymous on said:

    Just shared this with my four kiddos who find it truly incredible. They are 10 yrs down to 5 yrs and have been working on mindstorms, arduino, and Alice projects. They would love to get their hands on the Makerbot Thing-o-Matic to incorporate into the small video series they are working on to teach other kids go to make stuff, launching summer 2012. Please add our name to the drawing. Thanks.

  383. I love these things! I’ve wanted one since they first came out!

  384. This would be an awesome thing to have.

  385. Anonymous on said:

    This would be amazing to win.

  386. ha ha. could definitely use me one of these things

  387. Anonymous on said:

    wow! What an awesome giveaway!

  388. Matthew Coleman on said:

    A makerbot would be a nice birthday/christmas gift

  389. Anonymous on said:

    I’ve wanted a 3D printer so badly, but there’s no way I can afford one, and there aren’t any hackerspaces nearby.

  390. Anonymous on said:

    it would be amazing to win this!

  391. Winning this would be wicked awesome.  The first thing I would print, is another one!  Can’t have to much of a good thing.

  392. O pseudorandom number generator, please give my garage a good reason to smell like plastic fumes.

  393. Anonymous on said:

    Daddy needs a new robot factory!

  394. Anonymous on said:

    Oh the things I could make…

  395. WOW! This would be awesome to win.

  396. oh, me want, me want! gimmie gimmie! pwease!

  397. Make infinite plastic bunnies …

  398. really?  just a post?  just one?  like this one?  this is all I need?  this will be enough?  I don’t have to promise to make you my first born? or to give you my first make?
    cool.

  399. Yes, a Makerbot would be an awesome gift this year :)

  400. Nathan Pryor on said:

    I promise to use the powers of MakerBot only for good.

  401. Anonymous on said:

    This would ‘make’ an awesome present, that Icould use to ‘make’ other presents!

  402. 3D printing is amazing.

  403. No idea where I would keep it, but I’ll take one!

  404. Davide Briscese on said:

    I will win.

  405. This is an awesoma machine, I will love to have one

  406. I have so many ideas a MakerBot could make a reality.

  407. I love 3d printing. Autocad/solidworks Blender oh my

  408. Nice giveaway. 3d printing seems to be cool. 

    I hope I’ll win this xD

  409. THis is a great idea/offer..

    So many evil plans.. 

  410. This is just what I want for Christmas. Here’s hoping…

  411. This is an awesome competition.

  412. Peter Davenport on said:

    I want to win!

  413. Chris Weiland on said:

    Is there such a thing as a Maker Bot Meta Bot – a Maker Bot that makes Maker Bots?

  414. Sounds fabulous, we love Make!

  415. I would love a makerbot! My wife and I want to get one so she can have it at the school and have the kids be able to print out thinks and hopefully get some of them more interested in making things!

  416. Anonymous on said:

    THIS is the kind of giveaway I like! Very cool.

  417. Adam Franklin on said:

    There’s so much I could think of making… and instead just play video games instead

  418. This is awesome :)

  419. I so want this. I have so many things i want to make

  420. A Makerbot would be a nice addition to our new Hackerspace. 

  421. Anonymous on said:

    The sky is the limit!!!!

  422. This is a great idea and a great tool!

  423. Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner.

  424. I promise to make only awesome things if I win!

  425. Winning entry right here!

  426. This would be great to use with my friend who loves to put things together!

  427. Jonathan Lang on said:

    I promise not to make my infamous doomsday machine when you so graciously give this to me, muahahahahaaaaaa!!!

  428. The makerbot is simple one of the coolest open hardware 3D printer available.

  429. Why only US?
    I’m more than willing to pay for transportation!

  430. William Steele on said:

    Oh wow!!!  I’d love to have one!

  431. I want one! I would donate it to my high school’s engineering club!

  432. Winning the Thing-o-Matic would rule my life.

  433. Justin Phillips on said:

    Yes, please! 

  434. Anonymous on said:

    Not only would I make gifts for others, but I would be more than happy to lend this to a middle or high school FIRST team so they could learn about rapid prototyping!  

  435. I could have so much fun with one of these :-P

  436. Jon Filteau on said:

    This is a Great tool to make that do-dad that you need.

  437. Anonymous on said:

    I was just telling my wife how much I needed one of these

  438. Pitty it’s only for US residents :-(

  439. Anonymous on said:

    A couple of the guys in the robot club I’m a member of have one of these, I was very impressed buy the demo a good choice as a gift for the maker in your life

  440. Alex Uranga on said:

    I want one

  441. I, for one, worship our new, Makerbot overlords. I have been pining for one of these for a long, long time.

  442. Duncan Domingue on said:

    I hope my comment is random enough to be chosen!

  443. Allanzo Tarantino on said:

    Likey!

  444. Alex Uranga on said:

    I could sure use one….

  445. This would be awesome…  Alas, I’m in the north…

  446. Anonymous on said:

    Really? You’re really giving one of these away? I would cut off a finger to win it. Because then I could just print up a new one.

  447. Treeswing on said:

    Just what I need! Another hobby. Yay!!!1!

  448. This is the future.

  449. If I were to win this, I’d create a bot to decorate my Christmas tree.

  450. it would definitly be awesome to have one of these things… mounting electronics to my robots using cardboard is getting a little bit annoying…

  451. Brian Vogel on said:

    I would love to have a thing-o-matic. I always have projects or ideas that I would be able to realize if I could print that one part. I would also love to print legos (but without the brand name).

  452. Matt Maier on said:

    WOOT!

  453. Nick Moomaw on said:

    Please. Please. Please.

  454. Anonymous on said:

    My printer queue is filled with animations for my 3D zoetrope…but my computer can’t find a 3D printer connected to me computer. Help!

  455. the kids will love it  thanks for the offer

  456. Anonymous on said:

    Thanks for doing this!

  457. Dean Wiensch on said:

    Blue, Red, Yellow, Purple, WE ARE OVERWHELMED BY BUNNIES!!!!!

  458. Oh pleeeaaassseeee!!  My wife would thank you for stopping me bugging her for one

  459. My comment is…
    I wish I was eligible to enter this contest. C’mon! The UK isn’t that far away.

  460. John Scheib on said:

    I for one welcome our Make overlords

  461. Anonymous on said:

    Fuchsia bunnies everywhere!

  462. Amaury Orozco on said:

    WANT, this would go great on my desk

  463. Anonymous on said:

    I would LOVE this!

  464. Anonymous on said:

    niccce

  465. Please, Santa?  I’ve been good.

  466. free count me in, this this too cool

  467. Would love to win.  But, a blue rabbit?  Really?

  468. Anonymous on said:

    One please!

  469. Mike Millow on said:

    And I would hopefully have it in time to print out the holiday presents I want to give this year….

  470. Anonymous on said:

    awww yiss

  471. Anonymous on said:

    YES please!

  472. How killer is this contest?

  473. Viktor Orekhov on said:

    nice

  474. Anonymous on said:

    I want a TOM :)

  475. So cool! I can make myself lots of little friends!

  476. Anonymous on said:

    Yes please

  477. terry gaines on said:

    pick me, pick me….

  478. I’ve been debating, build a CNC router or get a makerbot.  This would make my decision very easy.

  479. I would love a MakerBot.

  480. Too cool, I want!

  481. Anonymous on said:

    All I want for Christmas is to win this!

  482. Would love to have another project to make!

  483. Rick King on said:

    Cool!

  484. The ultimate Christmas toy!

  485. David Proffer on said:

    Looking forward to a great Maker 2012, tools like the MakerBot Think-O-Matic are reshaping the design process. I look forward to getting more high school student creating physical parts.

  486. Anonymous on said:

    Excellent giveaway!

  487. I want one!. This thing is gonna be the next revolution!

  488. I would love to win this prize!

  489. Anonymous on said:

    Count me in!

  490.  Happy happy make make!

  491. Anonymous on said:

    Do want

  492. Count me in!

  493. Count me in

  494. David Walker on said:

    I’d like this to add to my UP! and my Mosaic …

  495. John Stachniewicz on said:

    This truly would be the gift that keeps on giving

  496. The thing-o-matic is number 1 on this geek’s gift wish list

  497. Anonymous on said:

    Dear MakerSanta, pick me pick me. i’ve been good this year.

  498. Anonymous on said:

    A free MakerBot would be awesome

  499. Anonymous on said:

    Best thing ever.

  500. Anonymous on said:

    I’ve been attempting to design and build my own version for a few months now. I would notbe ashamed if I won this complete version and shelved my own design for a while.

  501. Leaving a comment… :-)

  502. :) sure could put some of these to use!  Thanks for the awesome contest!

  503. WANT! MakerBot is so awesome!

  504. Wow that would be so cool. I would love to be able to start 3-d printing

  505. Steve Schroeder on said:

    A big kick off to the contest.  I’ve been eye-ing 3D printers for a while and prices keep dropping but winning one is still cheaper!

  506. Jim Seesel on said:

    sure, i’ll take a 3d printer.

  507. Anonymous on said:

    Oh man, winning one of these would be amazing.

  508. If I win this I will print you SO MANY LIZARDS!

  509. Comment that’s going to win!

  510. Anonymous on said:

    Mmm makerbot? I want it.

  511. riley davis on said:

    Yes. Definitely need this :D

  512. A makerbot would be great. I design things in CAD to be cut on big machines by other people. It would be excellent to design 3D items to print for my own projects of which there are many!

  513. I want one so bad!

  514. Raymond Gage on said:

    Great idea.  I wouldn’t mind a MB

  515. Anonymous on said:

    Oooh, I do wantwantwant!

  516. Anonymous on said:

    A Thing-o-Matic is on the top of my Christmas list.

  517. Tom McNeal on said:

    Nice

  518. Please and thank you!

  519. Yes please. I clearly don’t have enough expensive hobbies. :)

    -JRS

  520. Anonymous on said:

    This is my comment

  521. This would be a great addition to the lab…

  522. This could get me into trouble…. 

  523. Anonymous on said:

    complete coolness – man, what a machine!

  524. Donald Campbell II on said:

    Oooh I’ve already got 3 products in mind I could make with one of these.  I’ll open source em too.  :-)

  525. Ohh. Ohh. Simple 3D Printing Capability.  Yes please. 

  526. must make all the things!

  527. This is great. My 3D cat business will finally be realized.

  528. Unfortunately, you can’t extrude luck, but here goes…

  529. Anonymous on said:

    A free Makerbot?  Sign me up.

  530. Timothy S Brower on said:

    great promo lets make more stuff

  531. Anonymous on said:

    Thanks, a free Makerbot would go well with my Arduino and Lego Mindstorms. I will finally be able to make a robot to play Minecraft for me.

  532. Anonymous on said:

    Enter me!  

  533. Hi

    Just pick one. Anyone.. Anyone but me…

    (pleeeease :-)

    Groeten from the Netherlands

  534. I’m trying to single-handedly start the Singularity! I would love a Makerbot!!!

  535. A free 3-D printer? Yes, please!

  536. That is so cool!

  537. OH  OH; pick me! PICK ME!  Please??!!   Thank you!!!!!

  538. Anonymous on said:

    Santa’s been outdone…

  539. Kyle Campbell on said:

    I would love a Makerbot! Sooo much potential!

  540. Anonymous on said:

    I want, I want! I need, I need!

  541. This would make my Christmas very merry!  I really hope I win!

  542. eli dupuis on said:

    aw hell yeah! – eli pechman

  543. This would be a nice X-mas gift for me :)

  544. Anonymous on said:

    Wanna print me some toys for the kids this year! (And maybe some cool wargame minis for me too)

  545. With this, I’m only a few steps away from Super Villain.

  546. I would absolutely love a thing-o-matic it would make my christmas!!!

  547. Anonymous on said:

    This is me, leaving a comment. Please assume I filled this space with something appropriately snarky or poignant.

  548. Anonymous on said:

    I really, really want one of these! Thanks for the opportunity Make!

  549. Anonymous on said:

    I would love one of these for my hidden volcano base.

  550. Anonymous on said:

    I would love one of these for my hidden volcano base.

  551. I’d love to be able to design and print things out with my kids!! 

  552. markellmtthw on said:

    Yes please :D

  553. robert bonsen on said:

    nice, me like

  554. Wow! What an amazing first giveaway!

  555. Dropping by from Google Reader/RSS feed for the free giveaway.

  556. Craig Miller on said:

    This is a comment. Nothing more.

  557. Ryan Finley on said:

    Would love to have a Makerbot!  Pick me!

  558. Anonymous on said:

    make make make!

  559. Mark Danburg-Wyld on said:

    This comment brought to you by

  560. This would be cool to have.

  561. Woohoo, a 1 in 586 chance of winning……for now anyway.

  562. Mark Danburg-Wyld on said:

    Only 603 comments before this one, meaning I have a 1/604 chance! Beats the lottery…

  563. Vineet Padia on said:

    OMG this is so cool

  564. Count me in! I’ve got plans for this thing.

  565. I would love having a 3D Printer!  :)

  566. This is the only tool small and clean enough to have in my apartment, but versatile enough to make what I want!

  567. Anonymous on said:

    This entry comment intentionally left blank.

  568. Aaron Spike on said:

    Yes, please.

  569. This is a comment, a lovely comment, in hopes to win, a lovely prize.  YaY Makezine!

  570. As a product design student… this would make my homework SO MUCH COOLER.

  571. Should I win I promise to use it for the good of mankind and not to clone Hitler.

  572. Jason Forster on said:

    Wow, if I win it, I will make it. If I make it, they will come… !

  573. Anonymous on said:

    hi, this would be so wonderful! I have never been able to afford any of these great kits. thanks for the chance!

  574. I am new to Maker and would love a MakerBot kit.

  575. commenting for the bot

  576. Dan O'Brien on said:

    My Kinect is begging for a friend like this.

  577. Anonymous on said:

    WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

  578. I would love one of these.  It would be good bye to the silicone molds and mixing solutions.

  579. Mike Almond on said:

    It’s to bad this is US only. It sounds like a cool give away. Canada– 

  580. Oh please the wife will love my explanation for how I got it. 

  581. This would be awesome if I win!
    Merry upcoming Christmas everyone, and happy new year.

  582. Pick me! Pick me!

  583. Fred Ting on said:

    Win me a maker bot!

  584. OOO.. I want.. I’ll start clearing out a spot for it right now..:D

  585. That would be awesome to win. 

  586. If I win i’m going to print the pieces for a Thing-o-matic and then make a machine that assembles the Thing-o-matic so that I can create a thing-o-matic printing and assembly line!

  587. Now, this would be a nice Christmas present :)

  588. Anonymous on said:

    Thing-O-Matic needs a Texas home. Send it on down. Blue rabbit and all.

  589. Jacob Andrews on said:

    Free makerbot you say?

  590. What a great giveaway. Thanks, guys.

  591. Anonymous on said:

    Mega-want!

  592. Wildseyed Cabrer on said:

    Hmmm… OK.

  593. Anonymous on said:

    thingomatics are awesome!

  594. So Cool! I’m already thinking of great ideas I can make come to life!

  595. Ryan Guerra on said:

    I’m in! First thing I’ll make is a model of my hand to ship back to you guys to give you a high-five.

  596. Ryan Guerra on said:

    I’m in! First think I’ll do it ship you a model of my hand to give you guys a high five.

  597. Best giveaway ever, count me in!

  598. Every mad scientists needs this!

  599. What a great holiday giveaway! Making something creative instead of just buying more stuff!

  600. Hunter Harr on said:

    Would be so cool to win this!!!

  601. whoo! this would be great for the satellite we are building!

  602. Anonymous on said:

    A Thing-O-Matic would be awesome!!!

  603. John Hepper on said:

    Oh the things I could do in the classroom with this!!! 

  604. Dan Caughran on said:

    First thing I do if I win this is trying to build another MakerBot using a MakerBot

  605. I would have a lot of fun with a MakerBot.

  606. nice! Want one!

  607. I would so love to win this, it’s the only way I’ll ever get one! I could use it for so many things:)

  608. Anonymous on said:

    Excellent way to kick-off!

  609. I soooo want one of these.  I would love to introduce my daughters to Geekdom like this…

  610. I would love to dive into the world of 3D printing, especially if a Makerbot were to escort me in!

  611. My son and I would have a bunch of fun with the Thing-O-Matic!

  612. Thinking of all the prototypes I could make!

  613. Our group of university product design students would love to win this – it’d be a great resource for group projects!

  614. Anonymous on said:

    This rocks!
    I can see so many great options for gifts.

  615. Could print the kids some cool toys! And maybe a few tabletop minis for me…

  616. James Heaphy on said:

    Makerbot (and other 3d printers) are definitely going to revolutionize the way everything is done. I cant imagine what i would do if i had a 3D printer. Even though the cost is significantly lower on a thing-o-matic over other 3d printing technology, it still is cost prohibitive for me at this point and i have to use shapeways. Suffice it to say it would change everything for me.

  617. Anonymous on said:

    a makerbot would be great for my kids classroom

  618. I want another MakerBot!

  619. OMG – Want.  No wait, NEED!!!

  620. Kate Baker on said:

    Oh, this is the coolest idea ever. You all make my day. :)

  621. Anonymous on said:

    This would be sweet!
    Thanks

  622. What a lovely contest!!

  623. despite the outcome of this give-away the day will come when I will have you, Thing-O-Matic

  624. Wowee!

  625. Anonymous on said:

    3d printer, wat to go!

  626. Oh, how I want to join the MakerBot Club!

  627. I cannot even BEGIN to describe how awesome this would be!! (The monkeys agree….)

  628. Count me in – I would love to get started in this – but so far, like always, money is always an issue.  Winning a Makerbot would be a GIANT leap forward in actually getting into this.

  629. Would love to clear out this laundry list of ideas I have to build with a MakerBot!

  630. Oh, please, please, please!

  631. I want that rabbit!!!

  632. Anonymous on said:

    I want this thing* to make things!

  633. Makerbot, you continue to amaze.  Oh, the things to make…

  634. Anonymous on said:

    If I won this, it would totally make a terrible year…pretty friggin’ awesome!

  635. Mmmm, making things is fun. 8^)

  636. Yes please! So want one of these…

  637. I am just getting into the MAKE scene and this would be perfect for all the many projects I have planned!!!

  638. This would totally amaze the kids… as soon as they pry me away from it!

  639. esto es por #UnMilagroParaFedeGa

  640. Need to make some parts… :)

  641. A Maker Bot would be a dream come true!

  642. This would be the greatest birthday/ Christmas present ever for my boyfriend (who was born on Christmas Day)!! :D

  643. Taking over the world will be far easier with such a tool in my possession.

  644. This would make building chassis/bodies for robots so much easier…

  645. #UnMilagroParaFedeGa #No-beer-and-no-robots-make-FedeGa-go-crazy

  646. Anonymous on said:

    I would love to have this. I could crank out my own repraps for friends.

  647. Anonymous on said:

    Squee!

  648. Matthew Furmanski on said:

    I will change the world!

  649. I’ve been looking at these, as well as all the other 3D printers for months trying to decide. Would love one!

  650. This would be waaaay too cool to pick up for Christmas. 3D presents for all!

  651. Please pick me.

  652. This would be awesome!

  653. Now this would be a great way to end the year!

  654. Jon Neal on said:

    six and a half hours later and already 700 comments. Geez!

  655. Seth Gover on said:

    It is inevitable that I will have a 3d printer soon, so this should definitely be mine.

  656. Anonymous on said:

    Kit-A-Day rocks

  657. I want a MakerBot soooo bad!  Please choose me :)

  658. Giveaway entry.

  659. This would be an awesome Christmas present.

  660. Lochie Ferrier on said:

    Hello my name is Lochie Ferrier and I make things. I am 15 years old and write a blog at http://lochieferrier.com/ . 

    I teach robotics at and attend in Year 9 Canberra Grammar School in Australia. I would use a 3D printer to design and manufacture small model planes and rockets as well as electronics enclosures and other small hobbyist parts. And of course the multitude of other everyday items that you can make with one. I could also use it to make PCBs using this method: http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2009/11/30/pcb-making-on-a-makerbot/ . As you know, there is almost an unlimited amount of things that you can make with a 3D printer so to list them here would be a waste of time.I have been following makerbot since day one (back in the days of the cupcake) but have never had enough money to build one. I have watched every episode of Makerbot TV and read every blog post and I am constantly amazed by the work they put in. I am currently designing a small low-cost CNC out of lego as I don’t have enough money. That’s how desperate I am. Attached is a pic of the Lego CNC. It is currently at V1.0 and I am working on the first round of open-source documentation as we speak. It is the first ever open source lego CNC. 
    I am currently implementing 3D printing at my school (Canberra Grammar in Canberra, ACT, Australia.) Having a 3D printer to show them would help get this off to a great start. Please, please, please give me this opportunity. I will not let you down.2014ferril@cgs.act.edu.aulochieferrier@gmail.com@lochieferrier:twitter  on twitterand of course, http://lochieferrier.com/Thanks,Lochie Ferrier

  661. HI,
    Make=Awesome
    Kit-a-day=Awesome

    Alex

  662. I need this to defeat SkyNet.

  663. I’ve been trying to make a 3d printable wind turbine for the longest time now, all I need is a 3d printer!
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9958

  664. show me the thingomatic!

  665. Oh my, this would change my life.

  666. This is awesome. Very relevant to my interests.

    Rolling…

  667. Thanks for giving.

  668. Anonymous on said:

    Hi,
    I’d like to enter into the giveaway

  669. Anonymous on said:

    Awesome idea!

  670. Andrew Murdoch on said:

    It would be a great upgrade from my cupcake …

  671. Anonymous on said:

    I could deal with winning one of these. :P

  672. This is so awesome.  The crafter in me sees all of the endless possibilities.

  673. Carolyn Curtis on said:

    This is the coolest thing ever

  674. Anonymous on said:

    Makerbots are awesome!

  675. Think of all the Christmas presents I could make…

  676. Caleb Jamison on said:

    Chance

  677. I would love one.

  678. I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more making!

  679. who couldn’t use a 3D printer?

  680. Makerbot = Endless possibilities. :)

  681. Anoop Rajendra on said:

    I need this because I miss learning, and I’d like to start again.

  682. Brooke Bizub on said:

    This would make life so much easier!

  683. Ethan Dicks on said:

    Sign me up!  I would love to win the a Thing-o-Matic!

  684. Anonymous on said:

    Yeah let’s do it!

  685. I would love to have a 3D printer! It would be a great resource!

  686. would be a great way for the kids to learn.

  687. Anonymous on said:

    This would be an amazing Christmas present for my husband!!! Please!!

  688. I would LOVE to win this for my Young Makers (and for me too)!

  689. Louis Minsky on said:

    i would like that.

  690. fantastic idea – love to have one of these.

  691. That would be a nice Christmas present

  692. this is awsom i hop i win becouse i have ben having a greate deal of truble with my riprap and this wold take a huge amount of stress on of me and i cold make presints insted of buying them :)

  693. You will change my life and the life of my students.

  694. I’d certainly like one of these.

  695. Would love to get my hands on one of those 3D printers, but it’s always been way out of my budget.

  696. Oh yes!  Please!! Santa, I’ve been a good boy this year!!!!

  697. 3d printing is the future!

  698. Anonymous on said:

    I would use my thing-o-matic to print more thing-o-matics for everyone.

  699. Anonymous on said:

    I would love to get my mitts on one of these babies!  Pretty please?

  700. Teach a man to model and 3d and he will have virtual items, teach a man to model in 3d and give him a 3d printer and there will be bottle openers for all!

  701. Dan Bishop on said:

    Make is great! Great idea for a giveaway.

  702. Anonymous on said:

    It’s like a normal printer, but with 50% more dimension per dimension.

  703. THIS WOULD BE SO GREAT TO WIN

  704. This would be an awesome gift to win.

  705. this is awsom i hope i win becouse i have ben having a great deel of stress with my riprap i im about to give up on it and this wold be a tun better and reliable.plus i cold make presints insted of buying them.this wold just be awsom to have.i sooooooooooo hope i win this is just awsom.

  706. I have a makerbot FOR THE WIN! 

  707. Mike Kelberman on said:

    I would love a ToM!  

  708. *Must* have this.  Thank You x3.

  709. I’d love to win one of these! /geekgasm!

  710. So awesome – I’d love to win one!

  711. Anonymous on said:

    I would love a MakerBot!

  712. Please! Need one to build toys with my 6yo!

  713. Oh. I would love one of these.

  714. Oh yeah.. Maybe I can build a babysitter for my kids!!! ;-)

  715. C Wright on said:

    please can i win?

  716. Janejira cervone on said:

    My friend has a 3D printer, I think it’s the coolest thing!  I studied industrial design and would love to have one so I can try out my new design — on my very own printer.

  717. My hubby has been drooling over this!  He’s an avid modeler and this would allow him to do so much more.  I would LOVE to be able to surprise him with this for Christmas!

  718. Yay for Makerbots! This could only make my desk more awesome. 

  719. Anonymous on said:

    Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  720. I’d LOVE a MakerBot!

  721. Please Santa, its for the kids!

  722. Oh the things I could make…

  723. I would very much like a thingomatic!

  724. I wish to have one of these  so I can print a lot stuff  that I have in mind ,please Make: my dream come true!

  725. Now that would make my Christmas!

  726. oh yeah!  that would be so cool!

  727. I could make presents with makerbot!

  728. Anonymous on said:

    I would love to have a Maker Bot!

  729. Brandon Martin on said:

    WANT!!!

  730. Jeff Anderson on said:

    I would love to win a Think-o-Matic!

  731. Can all your MakerBot are belong to me? Wheee!

  732. Harrison Turley on said:

    Can it build sub particle newtonian atoms with negative charges so they can be attached to ice cubes making them remain frozen but heat drinks rather than cool them?

  733. “MAKE” me happy and let me win!!!

  734. Art Penn on said:

    My 10 year old and I have been pining for a Makerbot for the past year. If we don’t win this one, we’ll just have to wait until it fits in our budget.

  735. Anonymous on said:

    WOW that’s awesome!

  736. Anonymous on said:

    Yes please. 

  737. This would be soooo cool to win!  Please….

  738. I would totally make things! 

  739. Josh Wenzel on said:

    There are many things to be printed. Thingiverse awaits.

  740. Me! Me!, Pick Me!  Kidding,  It would be cool to win one of these though.

  741. WOOH!!! SO HOPE I WIN!!! Really want one, but will never be able to afford one! lol.

  742. My email is futureinventionstech@gmail.com if you need contact info. (if I win! hopefully!)

  743. Anonymous on said:

    Please enter me in the drawing

  744. Lorianne Hoven on said:

    I wonder if you could print rabbits for target shooting

  745. Merry Makemas. I have a 2d printer. I need one more d.

  746. Anonymous on said:

    LOVE IT.  My husband is wanting one of these so bad.  PLEASE PICK HIM!

  747. Erik Johnson on said:

    I will print the cr4p out of 3d!

  748. This would help encourage my kids to learn 3 d modeling.

  749. I don’t know what I would do with this.  Still, I don’t think I can afford not to have one.

  750. OH how many creatures I could create with this! All-Seeing Eye Dogs, and Wyvrogs, and Frish, and dragons, and Boobicorns, and Catfish, and and and….

    WANT.

  751. Winning this would make my century!!

  752. My 14 yr old wanted one of these when we went to MakerFaire this year in Queens!
    Winning one would make me the best Mom EVER!!!! 
    Please pick me!  Thanks!

  753. My 3 sons NEED this! 

  754. Tess Elliott on said:

    This is a super idea, though I was confused about where to comment–thanks for the help, Gareth! Maker Faire has helped me find a new direction for my work, and I think it is just what our country needs right now: encouragement for entrepreneurs. Thanks to the whole Make crew!

  755. I will use this maker bot to build a time machine, go back in time, and rig this giveaway…

  756. Makerbot! Absolutely awesome! Me want-y!

  757. Daniel Halsey on said:

    I’d love to win any of these, and so would Bloominglabs, my local hackerspace.

  758. It would be very cool to own one.
    Custom covers for projects instead of milling plate opening.  W00T!.

  759. Winning anything would be awesome for this college kid!

  760. I need to print a copy of myself to stand-in at work T_T

  761. Love Make and look forward to my subscription coming soon!

  762. Anonymous on said:

    This would be a dream come true if I would win this Thanks for the Chance

  763. Come on Santa – don’t let me down! Must print parts for upcoming Tiki Mugs!

  764. I’ll give this to my brother for Xmas if I win

  765. mememe please.  

  766. this is awesome even if i dont win this is a great prize. it would be so nice to get some of my ideas outta my head and into the 3d world.

  767. Oh yes, please.

  768. Anonymous on said:

    yay makerbot!

  769. crossing my fingers

  770. Anonymous on said:

    wow nice!!! I’ll be making EVERYTHING with this!

  771. This would be so awesome.

  772. Tim Hannafin on said:

    I would like to win this

  773. My gosh, what fun.  My son is constantly taking things apart and putting them back together….and the trips to get parts!  Let it just be said that winning a kit where all the parts were together would make this mom of a teen happy.

  774. Anonymous on said:

    make me a merry christmas

  775. Anonymous on said:

    I would like to win this

  776. We are going to buy one of these at my school, how cool would it be to have my own!  Wow.

  777. Anonymous on said:

    I pledge to use the Makerbot only for good and never for evil.

  778. Bill Kronholm on said:

    Woo-hoo!

  779. Woot!  I love this giveaway!

  780. Commenting in hopes of winning our robot overlord.

  781. Annuska Perkins on said:

    My fingers are ache’in to print!

  782. Matt Kummer on said:

    I could really use my own rapid prototyping machine for making my inventions real!

  783. I need one of these for my world domination plan. Please, please choose me. 

  784. This would be great in my pre-engineering classes!

  785. I promise to only use this for good.

  786. Anonymous on said:

    Winning would be officially awesome!!!

  787. White Christmas?  No.  I’m dreaming of a maker machine!

  788. I can tell the kit guide is going to be one of those monthly budget items, hoping to avoid the hit the MakerBot would make by winning one.

  789. Awesome way to kick off the holidays!  I would LOVE a makerbot for my home workshop!!!!

  790. gimme gimme

  791. Anonymous on said:

    I submit my thoughts as a haiku:

    Oh, dear MakerBot
    Oh, Thing-O-Matic Machine
    Make me a bunny!

  792. Anonymous on said:

    I need an upgrade from my cupcake since it has gen 3 electronics and a DC motor extruder.

  793. thats what i NEEED

  794. Mmmm, free Makerbot. So hungry to make something.

  795. LeadDreamer on said:

    Well – winning this would mean I could use the funds for the Table Saw, Jointer & Planer I’ve been lusting after as well…

  796. Anonymous Donorus on said:

    Enter me please!

  797. Carl Price on said:

    This is a neat give away!

  798. Brittany Wilson on said:

    This would be awesome!

  799. Anonymous on said:

    I would really like to win.  I don’t have an extra $1300 to spend but I really have wanted a 3d printer for years now.

  800. brian logan on said:

    this is awesome!! i’ve wanted one for sooo long!!

  801. Ahhh to print 3D!  This needs to be coupled with lost wax bronze casting in my little world…

  802. Fantastic giveaway! 

  803. One of those would be awesome!

  804. the best giveaway ever!

  805. Ryan Gosiaco on said:

    Makerbot Thing-o-matic FTW! Hope I win this super maker geared machine! :DDDD

  806. Yeah leaving a comment because I can think of a hundred things I would do with this. 

  807. Amazing!  Merry Makemas to whoever wins this thing!

  808. Anonymous on said:

    I freakin love Make and I REALLY want a MakerBot!

  809. This is amazing. Congrats to whatever lucky bum wins it! :P

  810. I would definitely put the Maker Bot to good use!

  811. Oh boy! me me me me!

    cheers
    michu

  812. Oh wow, I saw these at Maker Faire NYC and I would love to own one.

  813. Anonymous on said:

    THe things you could make!!! Wahoo

  814. Anonymous on said:

    The Thing-O-Matic is cool!

  815. come on makerbot.

  816. Keith McGerald on said:

    I’d love to have a Makerbot so my 2 year old daughter can grow up with a 3D printer.

  817. I have lusted after a makerbot for ages.  Please make my year and choose me.  OOH OOH ME ME!!  :)

  818. Anonymous on said:

    Invoking RND function here!  Over here! 

    I’m finishing up my secret laboratory infrastructure right now, and this would be a great way to start the official tool-up phase of my world domination plan! 

  819. Patrick Ferrell on said:

    Sign me up!

  820. Patrick Ferrell on said:

    Oops. Sign me up only once. How can I delete this second post?

  821. Anonymous on said:

    I want one!  A friend has one and it is awesome

  822. Amazing giveaway. I sure would like to win a 3D printer.

  823. Sam Ewen on said:

    I want one badly! Pick me!

  824. Free Maker-bot sure sounds wonderful

  825. Who doesn’t want a 3D printer!? Thanks for this amazing give-away.

  826. Paul Garrett on said:

    I can think of at least 20 things I’d make with this on the first day.  Yes please!

  827. I’ve been wanting a MakerBot for over a year now to make incredible things, but I haven’t had the money!

  828. Chris Davis on said:

    I’d print a submarine!

  829. Dear god, please pick me! I need to print some new dogs for my washing machine agitator.

  830. Yes please. I have been wanting to start 3d printing.
    Lets make things.

  831. The maker bot is a great thing. I am studying electrical engineering at purdue and would love to have one. 

  832. Anonymous on said:

    This would be awesome. Thanks!

  833. Winning a Thing-O-Matic would be Awesome!

  834. This would be a fantastic gift for my mechanical engineering student son! He might let me use it sometimes too!

  835. Santa can taka a holiday now!!! 

  836. The Thing-O-Matic is cool!     

  837. Steven Christensen on said:

    This would be lovely.

  838. I like seeing this technology becoming more accessible to the everyday person.I’ve seen it used for medical modeling, but there are many professions and niches that could benefit from this 3-D printer!

  839. Anonymous on said:

    ME FTW!

  840. Been trying to get one of these for some time now. Many handy creations on Thingiverse I would like to try printing.

  841. Awesome, i need this product!

  842. Ooh, Makerbot.  Drool.  Oh man, look at all these comments, haha.

  843. Mark Saxman on said:

    I would love to start printing. The designs are ready. Hope i win

  844. Jason Levi on said:

    Thanks to Make for the help and motivation to get started with my new hobbies.

  845. Free makerbot?!

  846. I’ll take one.

  847. Anonymous on said:

    Yes please

  848. Brilliant give-a-way!!! :) I want a Maker Bot!

  849. have always wanted to get into cnc, just seemed to cost prohibitive as of yet

  850. Great idea, thanks for the giveaway event!

  851. Whitney Powell on said:

    So much better than Santa.

  852. Anonymous on said:

    Getting all the pieces in a kit makes the builds process more enjoyable. No more stumbling into obstacles as I did on a regular basis with my Prusa Mandel. I’m a fan of MakerBot!

  853. I would love to have one, please!

  854. As an Interior Design student, I would love to use the MakerBot to make 3D scale models of furniture and room details that I designed.  I would also share the technology with my classmate.

  855. Sarah Richardson on said:

    A free makerbot, how cool is that?  I would love to have one…or any one of other cool things you’ll be giving away, for that matter.

  856. We dreamed of these as kids :)  :) Way2cool!!
     

  857. Sarah Richardson on said:

    I would love it!

  858. MakerBot can make rabbits faster than rabbits can make rabbits!

  859. Tony Love on said:

    Awesome idea! I love the 3D concept and that it will soon be affordable to everyone. Good luck to everyone on the drawing!

  860. This would be awesome for a fledgling maker!  I’ve got three more mini makers that would love it too!

  861. Sorry everyone else. I wish I wasn’t reducing your odds of winning by a tiny percentage. But then increasing MY probability of winning from ZERO is too great a temptation.

  862. Forrest Frye on said:

    I need one of these. Maybe then I could print my designs as I design them instead of waiting to get to tech to use their machine.

  863. Anonymous on said:

    I would love one of these and the wife would never ok the price tag.

  864. This is great. I want to start printing :-)
    My idea is to make musical instruments.

  865. This is awesome!

  866. Anonymous on said:

    I think I may need one of these machines. . . .AND a blue rabbit.

  867. Our sons would love one (or 2, lol)

  868. Anonymous on said:

    Wow a makerbot???  That is awesome.

  869. Anonymous on said:

    My son would love to have this for Christmas.

  870. Jed Brewster on said:

    yes pleeeeeeeease!  What a Christmas present!

  871. Anonymous on said:

    Great idea

  872. If I win…it would be awesome for me.

  873. I would love to win the MakerBot so I can print where I teach.

  874. me, me, me, me 

  875. I’m sure I could get in trouble with this. Which is precisely why I want one.

  876. Jesse Moore on said:

    Would love one!!!!

  877. Kristin Tercek on said:

    Holy Cow! I’m shivering with excitement over 3D printing and now this!? I shall await with baited breath for the winner :D You guys rock!

  878. Luis Benavides on said:

    Viva la JaxHax.org!!

  879. Epic Fail on said:

    As a 3d digital modeler and sculptor and general tinkerer, it’s been my dream to get my hands on one of these which is why with this and the details on the makerbot mailing list I’m so happy I found this opportunity. From what I’ve researched this is the most reliable 3d printer with a great potential for expanding its capabilities, and for someone like me could be a big help in producing gifts or showcasing ideas to clients or just anyone.

  880. Anonymous on said:

    Me too!

  881. Me likey free stuff!

  882. Seet!! Hope I win this.

  883. This is a post for Joey (I’m Joey’s mom) – my fingers are crossed for him! :)
    this is awsom i hope i win becouse i have ben having a great deel of stress with my riprap i im about to give up on it and this wold be a tun better and reliable.plus i cold make presints insted of buying them.this wold just be awsom to have.i sooooooooooo hope i win this is just awsom.

  884. Laurence Doss on said:

    Awesome. I’d love to print out robotic snakes (and parts for toys destroyed by the kids).

  885. wonderful giveaway! You are so generous. :)

  886. Laurence Doss on said:

    Awesome. I’d love to start printing robotic snakes (and replacement parts for all the toys my kids destroy).

  887. James Bremenour on said:

    What a generous giveaway!  Thanks for the opportunity!

  888. Do want! :D

  889. Anonymous on said:

    Creepy plastic bunny ornaments for christmas? I think so!!

  890. Anonymous on said:

    sounds like fun, thanks.

  891. Wow! This is a way cool giveaway!

  892. This is good motivation to get started on framing my ham shack/workshop in the basement.

  893. Bane Soulstealer on said:

    Me Too

  894. Approaching one-in-a-thousand odds here… But everything is possible.

  895. This could be a dream come true.

  896. :o) Yes please. 

  897. Anonymous on said:

    I’ll try for it :)

  898. Jace Ferguson on said:

    What a great giveaway gift! Maybe I won’t have to ask for one for Christmas!

  899. Judith Konye on said:

    This is fantastic! 3D printing….I’m in! Fingers crossed

  900. all I have to do is comment? How great is that?

  901. Anonymous on said:

    ahhh I want a MakerBot!!! It will make my life complete! 

  902. Great Idea! Thanks for the giving!

  903. Anonymous on said:

    ahhh I want a MakerBot!!! It will make my life complete!

  904. interesting idea. thank you for the chance.

  905. Andy Slupe on said:

    Yes please, the brownish one that makes things

  906. What a great way to start off the Season!

  907. Max Zigmund on said:

    I have never won an online contest, but I love Make magazine. It inspired me to start a maker club at my school. The things that we could do with this would be amazing. We are building rockets in January and then we will have a How-To Solder workshop.

  908. I’d have the happiest boyfriend alive…and would also be a MakerBot widow! :)

  909. Anonymous on said:

    You guys rock.  Our hackerspace is building a RepRap and a Makerbot would be a great addition! 10 Bit Works; http://www.10bitworks.com

  910. I’ll take 1. Or 2. Nah, 1 is OK. I’m not greedy.

  911. CeeDee Eightch on said:

    duplicate removed

  912. CeeDee Eightch on said:

    Looks cool^^;

  913. Sure!  Seems like a good idea to me!

  914. I have been looking for a new way to make my sons Halloween costume this year…

  915. I’m wishing for a Makerbot for my high school classroom. 

  916. Anonymous on said:

    Hoo – doggy! Sign me up!

  917. My son would love one of these!

  918. Scott Lamshed on said:

    Wow a makerbot.  that would fabulous for the makerspace we are establishing!

  919. Anonymous on said:

    Hooo doogy!  Sign me up! (oops sorry for the double post – not trying to game the system I promise).

  920. Awesome! Make kits are always fun to try

  921. Jordan B on said:

    This would be awesome for prototyping with my FTC team!

  922. Scott Lamshed on said:

    Wow, a makerbot would be fabulous for the Makerspace we are trying to establish!!!

  923. Anonymous on said:

    Winner winner chicken dinner

  924. Anonymous on said:

    do.want plz.  can make chzburger?  k thanks.

  925. Hello, this is awesome!!

  926. I would like to make that blue bunny!

  927. Wow. Very generous give away! What I wouldn’t give to own one of these!

  928. dave alexander on said:

    I have wanted a maker bot for quite some time.  Just a tad out of my budget.  My son is at the perfect age to bring one of these home so we can design him toys and he can watch them being made.  

  929. Anonymous on said:

    After all the “Black Friday” mayhem, it’s refreshing to see the Holiday spirit of giving and sharing….Keep up the good work!   Thanks!   Rick

  930. Anonymous on said:

    After all the “Black Friday” mayhem, it’s refreshing to see the Holiday
    spirit of giving and sharing….Keep up the good work!   Thanks!   Rick 

  931. Happy Friday! This would be awesome in my class.

  932. What a great idea.  A TOM is out of my cost envelope; sure would be nice to get one!

    Cheers!

  933. Sweet! hook me up!

  934. This is an amazing giveaway! (Fingers crossed…)

  935. I’ve wanted one of these for ages hope i win

  936. 1. Win Thing-O-Matic
    2. Fabricate a “Profit” ink stamp
    3. Profit

  937. This is the greatest thing ever!!! I totally want one!!!

  938. Looks great, do want!

  939. This would be an awesome tool to take over the world!

  940. fingers crossed

  941. Dan Falkenstrom on said:

    What an opportunity! Would love a new toy to create with!

  942. Dan Falkenstrom on said:

    Wow! What an opportunity, would love another toy to create with! 

  943. Anonymous on said:

    After all the “Black Friday” mayhem, it’s refreshing to see the Holiday
    spirit of giving and sharing….Keep up the good work!   Thanks!   Rick 

  944. Anonymous on said:

    Sign me up!!!

  945. Anonymous on said:

    Wheeeee!

  946. Anonymous on said:

    Kit me up. I could play with the MakerBot all day long.

  947. Anything for a makerbot…

  948. That’s some giveaway!

  949. Do want!!!  More importantly, I’m pretty sure my who family will want me to finally have one after all the talking I do about the 3D printing REVOLUTION!

  950. Anonymous on said:

    I want to multiply the bunnies.

  951. Jeffrey Ouellette on said:

    I would love to make my own models of all my favorite buildings. Then I would design and fab construction toys for my kids… think a cross between LEGO and TinkerToy.

  952. Here! just throw somersetting this way!

    Thanks!

  953. A Designer’s wet dream, as a student, you would have to wait for days in a row behind a CNC machine, trying to find an empty slot to build your Prototype in, as an employee, you would have to convince your boss to buy a pretty expensive machine, or outsource for double that, and as a house-father, well, you would just have to buy new toys everytime they break… NO MORE of all that (even though I am not a father… yet) Take my humble comment into consideration (sounds like begging right?), it will be worth a very detailed and uberly funny Promo Video wouldn’t it? (manipulation / positive blackmailing) all that for a few 3d-printed chessboard pieces :-)

  954. Bruce Wattendorf on said:

    I would love a MakerBot TOM they rock!!!! 

  955. Eric Geldmacher on said:

    i can haz makerbot?

  956. George Stuart on said:

    Awesome! A makerbot would change my life!

  957. Yey! I want to have it!

  958. George Stuart on said:

    Awesome! A Makerbot would change my life! (for the better I hope)

  959. Ryan Hendrickson on said:

    I would love to get our space another 3d printer. Hell yeah.

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  961. Everybody needs one!

  962. RT @garethb2: Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!: http://t.co/1RGZmsX6
    Awesome!

  963. Would make my day!

  964. awesome new site. I cam almost feel the money jumping out of my wallet..

  965. Anonymous on said:

    It swould be a very merry Christmas is I won this.

  966. Anonymous on said:

    Go Thing-O-Matic!

  967. A MakerBot would really make my prop replica weapons so much easier to build. Its always the little bit that are hard and being about to just print them would make it so much nicer.

  968. I’ve been drooling over 3D printers for a while, but the cost/benefit relationship isn’t there for me yet…  but free?  That I’ll do :).

  969. I sure would like to win one of these.  thanks for doing this.

  970. I sure would Make my holiday season to win a DIY kit.

  971. This is pretty nice. Pre Congratulations to the winner.

  972. Anonymous on said:

    This is the coolest thing make has ever done! Would love to be able to print spare parts!

  973. all your base belong to us

  974. Vivien Hoffpauir on said:

    what an amazing piece of kit! (and giveaway) I can think of about a hundred things to use it for without even trying!

  975. Hmmm, if I had a Thing-o-matic…..

  976. Anonymous on said:

    Oooh, please pick me!

  977. Yup, I’m in.  I’d love a 3d printer

  978. Can’t pass up the chance to win one of these! I’ve been drooling over them for months…

  979. This would make a nice Chistmas gift!  ummm. for me:)

  980. Byron Goode on said:

    I was just thinking that my secret lab needed a Makerbot. Here’s hoping!

  981. Jonathan Malm on said:

    I like it. I’ll take one.

  982. Random chance at a 3d printer… count me in. 

  983. Michael Greb on said:

    Whoa, what a prize o/

  984. good luck all – santa is going to have a hell of a time getting this down the chimney

  985. Anonymous on said:

    Sweet, I was going to buy a makerbot as a college graduation gift to myself anyway.

  986. Aaron Umetani on said:

    mitch headberg, potential free-maker winner.

  987. A MakerBot would be amazing! I have wanted one since I heard rumors they were in development!

  988. Was planning on investing in a 3d printer with my income tax but if I could win one now then that would be amazing!

  989. Static White on said:

    *Swoon* This would be so amazing to have!

  990. Xaq Fixx on said:

    Hope to Win

  991. Robert Wise on said:

    Sounds good!

  992. this sounds awesome!

  993. Wow, great giveaway!

  994. Anonymous on said:

    We have been looking at 3d printers for a while. Winning this would be a dream come true!