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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.


  • dsfds

    Cool

  • caboaza

    hola vivo en Colombia pero mi país es muy pobre en ese campo de la invención y me gustaría saber si tienen la revista en español

    • http://jakespurlock.com/ Jake Spurlock

      No publicar la revista en español. Sin embargo, echa un vistazo al blog MAKE en español! http://es.makezine.com

  • Ryan

    so want

  • http://www.n5jld.net Jon D

    Very Cool indeed

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000304481170 Alexander Van Parys Piergili

    Great kit, I will dream with it, as it is almost impossible to bring it to Brazil (would need to pay around 80% in taxes)!

    • http://www.twitter.com/mfusion Mike Fusion

      Take a look at the Reprap wiki. I’m sure that getting the parts would be less expensive

  • http://www.siliconfarmers.com SiliconFarmer

    Makerbot Thing-o-Matic takes some tweaking to get good results, but the output is worth the tinkering needed.

  • cristovao osorio

    this is the 1st step to do incredible things

  • Tod Tyler

    I have been watching all of the great stuff made by so many people out there. I am looking forward to showing off the stuff I can create with the Maker-Bot. The Maker-Bot is absolutely elegant and beautiful.

  • tw

    so very useful

  • John McCaffrey

    This would be the ultimate toy, I mean tool.

  • Paul Carson

    Would love to add this to my workshop in progress

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  • Dkim777

    Can I make Lego blocks with this?
    wonder which is more economical :)

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    […] 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 […]

  • Jay Roth

    Cool! I’d love to win a Makerbot!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eadhed Scott David Edwards

    First step thing-o-matic, next step Replicator.

  • http://DailyTechReport.net/kit-a-day-giveaway-free-makerbot Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!

    […] 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 […]

  • Scott G

    I hope I win!

  • Matt O

    I want one!

  • http://twitter.com/saltygal Karen (@saltygal)

    This would be the best gift I could ever get for my hubby .

  • Ron Lauzon

    Cool Toy!

  • Scott Pollmann

    A replicator would be great. Star Trek technology is becoming a reality.

  • Lucas

    Really want this!!!! Could make so much stuff

  • Lucas

    did I win?

  • JD Mabry

    Me want!

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