3D Printing & Imaging

Kudos to Bre Pettis and the MakerBot team for doing such a great job on the Colbert Report last night. It was like a 5-minute infomercial for the MakerBot. Who would watch this and NOT want one? Also my friend, DC artist (and current MakerBot Artist-in-Residence) Jonathan Monaghan, helped with scanning Stephen’s head and made the eagle Stephen that’s shown. Way to go, Jonathan!

Bre Pettis on the Colbert Report


In the Maker Shed:

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Kit
The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. It prints thing after thing, it’s completely automated! 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 StepStruder™ MK6 Upgrade, and a FREE copy of MAKE Volume 21, featuring Bre Pettis and MakerBot Industries.

16 thoughts on “MakerBot Prints Stephen’s Head on the Colbert Report

  1. My favorite part was Stephen’s disembodied 4-piece ABS head signing off at the end. I just died when I saw that.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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