Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!

Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!

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).

3,334 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot!

  1. Ross Daly says:

    Awesome Idea! Thank you Make Mag!

  2. Thomas Wilk says:

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

  3. Dirk Essl says:

    Crazy! Want

  4. Bart Patrzalek says:

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

  5. Crow Dojo says:

    Something like that would honestly make my holiday ^^

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. tonyvr says:

    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!

  8. Nathan Hesson says:

    I hope I win!

  9. Nathan Hesson says:

    I hope I win!

  10. Eric Dykstra says:

    one makerbot, please

  11. Eric Dykstra says:

    one makerbot, please

  12. Kathy Frey says:

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

  13. Kathy Frey says:

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

  14. Robert Wallace says:

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

  15. Robert Wallace says:

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

  16. Anonymous says:

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

    1. Justin Nesselrotte says:

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

      1. Anonymous says:

        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!

    2. Justin Nesselrotte says:

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

  17. Anonymous says:

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

  18. Douglas Bentley says:

    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!!!

  19. Douglas Bentley says:

    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!!!

  20. Warrick Wilson says:

    This would be totally cool.

  21. Warrick Wilson says:

    This would be totally cool.

  22. Justin Nesselrotte says:

    I’m so excited to try and win a makerbot

  23. Justin Nesselrotte says:

    I’m so excited to try and win a makerbot

  24. Patrick O'Brien says:

    Awesome contest!

  25. Patrick O'Brien says:

    Awesome contest!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Man, it would be awesome to win!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Man, it would be awesome to win!

  28. Anonymous says:

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

  29. Anonymous says:

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

  30. gralinnaea says:

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

  31. gralinnaea says:

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

  32. Gavin Hemeon says:

    This looks awesome

  33. Gavin Hemeon says:

    This looks awesome

  34. Will Lyon says:

    I’d love a free MakerBot!!

  35. Preston Harkins says:

    This is SO awesome!

  36. Graham PartySub Bredemeyer says:


  37. Steven says:

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

  38. Ben Greenberg says:

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

  39. HeatherD says:

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

  40. Robert Easton says:

    Awesome, can I have one?

  41. Robert Easton says:

    Looks Awesome, can I have one?

  42. Kenneth Ellis McCall says:

    I’ll take one!

  43. Hoover says:

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

  44. Joe Spampinato says:

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

  45. Joe Spampinato says:


  46. Travis Megee says:

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

  47. Joseph Schilens says:

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

  48. Mike Schleifstein says:

    wouldn’t mind sculpting with this

  49. Fred Stone says:

    I would love to win a maker bot.

  50. JD Weagley says:

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

  51. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! i would print stuff all day :)

  52. John Sackey says:

    Can I use the MakerBot to print MakerBots?!

  53. Rauno Luiv says:

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

  54. Peter Marotta says:

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

  55. Greg Kowalke says:

    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!

  56. Shawn Atchison says:

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

  57. Matt Chester says:

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

  58. Chris Pellissier says:

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

  59. chris gregors says:

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

  60. Chris Sturgill says:

    This is indeed sweet.  Crossing my fingers

  61. Tony Rao says:

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

    Please randomly pick me!

  62. Marc Grönnebaum says:

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

  63. Luke says:

    Sounds really cool!

  64. Anonymous says:

    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!

  65. Subverted S says:

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

  66. Serge Sountsov says:

    great start!

  67. Cam R says:

    I would love love a make bot!

  68. Brian Enigma says:

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

  69. Jonathan Zornow says:

    Oh man, I would love a MakerBot.

  70. ann says:

    Comment.  Comment comment comment.

  71. Craig McDowell says:

     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

  72. dittman says:

    Yes, please.

  73. T. Payton says:

    Maker Bot Come to me!

  74. Daniel Kramnik says:

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

  75. Alec Parks says:

    Having a Thing-o-matic would be fantastic!

  76. Nick Tuttle says:


  77. Nabil Tewolde says:

    I would love a Makerbot!

  78. aaron ramsey says:

    Wow. That’s pretty awesome of you guys.

  79. Moritz Ulrich says:

    This isn’t a comment.

  80. Rajesh Poddar says:

    I’d like a Makerbot

  81. Justin Peeples says:


  82. Christian Carl Brink says:

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

  83. Mike Knudson says:

    Would be an amazing companion to my Printrbot order!

  84. Mike Bakula says:

    It’s the tool of the future…

  85. James McHugh says:

    I wouldn’t mind a Thingbot.

  86. fabio alves says:

    dude, this is amazing…

  87. Jeffrey Lytle says:

    I’m starving for 3D Printing

  88. Anonymous says:

    that would be a great addition to the garage

  89. RDB says:

    I’m the winner,


  90. Robin Toth says:

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

  91. Jacob Reese says:

    This would be amazing to have!

  92. Anonymous says:

    The Thing-O-Matic is awesome!

  93. Cathy McCaughan says:

    A place to make that thing!

  94. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up!

  95. Eric Waddell says:

    That is fantastic, I would love to have one.

  96. Anonymous says:

    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 :)

  97. tony bergelt says:

  98. Glenn Harris says:

    Yes, please.

  99. John Bysinger says:

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

  100. Glenn Harris says:

    Yes, please.

  101. Cassie says:

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

  102. Anonymous says:

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

  103. Scott Skroch says:

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

  104. Joe Ferner says:

    Yes please

  105. Peter Greathead says:

    now this is a giveaway!

  106. Carl Spitzer says:

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

  107. Michael Cook says:

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

  108. Anonymous says:

    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

  109. Robert Q Smith says:

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

  110. Matt says:

    Wow.  Do want.  Entirely.

  111. Patrick Wiseman says:

    How very cool :)

  112. the obnoxious says:


  113. Anonymous says:

    Well wouldn’t this be sweet!

  114. Brian Smith says:

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

  115. Anson Kennedy says:

    This is the winning comment.

  116. Peter Hall says:


  117. me says:

    me please!!

  118. Wes King says:

    I want one

  119. Peter Hall says:


  120. Steve says:

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

  121. Anonymous says:

    I would like one, please.

  122. Sheri Kam says:

    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!

  123. Christopher says:

    Winning this would be awesome!

  124. James Davis Jr. says:

    I would love one of these…

  125. Joan Himmelstein says:

    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!!!

  126. Cville Robotics says:

    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!  :)  

  127. Anonymous says:

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

  128. Anonymous says:

    My two cents.

  129. Edward Ng says:

    Wow! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  130. James Harrison says:

    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…

  131. Paul Symansky says:

    Great prize!

  132. Anonymous says:

    Woo clanking replicators.

  133. Sonny Hill says:

    heck, why not…

  134. Dave Walker says:

    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!

  135. Anonymous says:

    Yes please. I can make all my Xmas gifts…

  136. David Galloway says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveway. Good luck everyone!

  137. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  138. Matt says:

    The things I could do with one of these

  139. Brian Peterson says:

    Needless to say – I want!

  140. Roy Rodan Weaver says:

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

  141. David says:

    I’ll take two please

  142. Justin Brooks says:

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

  143. Scotch Hinojos says:

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

  144. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  145. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  146. Ronnie Hinton says:

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

  147. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  148. Benjamin Wohl says:

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

  149. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  150. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  151. Sebastian Nb says:

    choose me ! xD

  152. Mark Hester says:

    Is this for real?! I’m in.

  153. Milo Winningham says:

    Why yes, I would like to win a MakerBot!

  154. KB9ZWL says:

    Awesome Thing to win.

  155. Anonymous says:

    Aa makera.

  156. Matt McKay says:

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

  157. Peter Ungaro says:

    Pick me. Pick me.

  158. Dan Siercks says:

    This is a post!

  159. Russell Stetzer says:

    Post on!

  160. Darian Lewis says:

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

  161. I M neargrystn.train says:

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

  162. Jim Van Verth says:

    Sign me up! Would love a MakerBot.

  163. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, I would love to win this.

  164. Israel Alvarez says:

    MakerBot Plz!

  165. Michael Bishop says:

    Cool giveaway!

  166. doctroid says:

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  167. Anonymous says:

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

  168. Anonymous says:

    so many wonderful things I could do with this…

  169. Derek J. Kinsman says:

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

  170. jays0n says:

    Please put me down for one

  171. Anonymous says:

    This is such an awesome tool! Endless possibilities.

  172. johngineer says:

    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.

  173. Anonymous says:

    yeah makerbot, i want one

  174. Doug! says:


  175. says:

    We love Make! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!

  176. Michael Tortoriello says:

    This would make an awesome Christmas gift…for myself.

  177. Tori Jameson says:

    This is very much a post. 

  178. Jim McCorison says:

    I’m Game. Sign me up.

  179. Sean Lavery says:

    sweet idea!  Thanx!

  180. Dan Wood says:


  181. Andrew Fish says:

    MakerBot is awesome!

  182. Dwight Eppinger says:

    This would be the perfect addition to my shop!

  183. Lewis Baumstark says:

    Just throwin’ my name in the hat…

  184. Peter Natale says:

    posting.  man do i want this!

  185. Matt Boyce says:

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

  186. Dave Fallon says:

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

  187. Christopher O'Brien says:

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

  188. Michael Boschet says:

    Cool, I need one of these

  189. Ed Ostling says:

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

  190. Chip Choquette says:

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

  191. Clay Stokes Wiedemann says:

    I’m building a new cat. Need this.

  192. Thiago Cardoso says:

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

  193. Thomas Sterling says:

    I would love one of these.

  194. Severin Schols says:

    I could totally use one of those :)

  195. jesco w says:

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

  196. Wiley Hodges says:

    mmmmm. MakerBot!

  197. Doug Secrist says:

    Yay Make! Yay free stuff!

  198. Luke Williams says:

    I need one of these things, BADLY

  199. burritomadness says:

    Yay Makerbot!

  200. Bill says:

    Wow!  You guys are just too cool!

  201. Bill Lee says:

    I’m in too.

  202. Gabriel Miller says:


  203. jack says:

    I would certainly enjoy a maker bot!

  204. Roger Becker says:

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

  205. Dan Tappan says:

    I’d like one of those

  206. Alvaro Soto says:

    My comment: I want a makerbot

  207. Adam Richards says:

    I WANT!

  208. Daniel says:

    loving it

  209. Glenn Shirley says:

    Would be a nice Xmas present (for me)!

  210. Joe Althaus says:

    Pick me! I want it!

  211. Shawn May says:

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

  212. Bradford Barr says:

    I’d like one!

  213. Aaron Shaw says:

    I would love to have a Makerbot.

  214. Zack Price says:

    Yes Please

  215. Laurence Lortie says:

    Makerbot = less shapeways use

  216. Aly says:

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

    email: alyssabubbleteax3@gmail(dot)com

  217. Christine Lipari says:

    I vant one, I vant one!

  218. Sean Cohen says:

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

  219. Don Brice says:

    I would like to win.

  220. Michael Potts says:

    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!

  221. Thomas M Sutter says:

    MakerBot giveaway? Good on you Make!

  222. Ian Chisholm says:

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

  223. Kurt Schuff says:

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

  224. Anonymous says:

    this would make me whistle king of the world!

  225. Christian Weber says:

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

  226. Eric Eisenberg says:

    wow the things i could make with a Makerbot.

  227. David Lang says:

    Oh Boy! This is awesome!

  228. Steven List says:

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

  229. Mark Lively says:

    This is so awesome.

  230. Nicholas St Gabriel says:

    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.

  231. Bryan Casey says:

    Free Makerbot?  Yes, please!

  232. Anonymous says:

    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.

  233. Matt Parry says:

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

  234. anomdebus says:

    Thanks for the offer.

  235. Jasper says:

    Woohoo! I’d like that :)

  236. James Nadeau says:

    I would love a makerbot

  237. Cannon Pollaehne says:


  238. Jasper says:

    Oops :S No delete?

  239. Derek Bosch says:

    hoping to win…

  240. Steve Lemons says:

    Most definitely.

  241. Benoit Lefebvre says:

    I need that MakerBot :-)

  242. Jeff Kramer says:

    ZOMG, want!

  243. Jerry Ma says:

    great givingaway, want. 

  244. Daniel Bailey says:

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

  245. P D Klein says:

    Yes, please!  Pick me!

  246. A.J. says:

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

  247. Daniel Waddell says:

    This would make an excelent christmas present!

  248. Eli Moss says:

    ker-ENTRY!  ka-HOPE!

  249. Ethan O'Toole says:

    Wow! Pretty nice! Would share with our hackerspace!

  250. Joe Conway says:

    you guys are awesome.  I want a MakerBot!

  251. Anonymous says:


  252. Jeremy Schiefer says:

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

  253. Kevin McNeece says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! I want one !!

  254. Fritz Charleston says:

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

  255. Victor Hugo Elizondo says:

    I’m in

  256. Xaq Rothman says:

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

  257. Jessica Duffy says:

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

  258. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Free MakerBot! Anonymous says:

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

  259. Chris Bush says:

    Ahh makerbot!  I’d love one!

  260. Ryan Pourcillie says:

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

  261. Bill Walton says:

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

  262. Tricia Jones says:

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

  263. Mike Weller says:

    A Makerbot would make my holidays.

  264. Eric Smith says:

    That would be wonderful!

  265. Rhombi Terrier says:

    Woof!  Dogs need MakerBots, too.

  266. Anonymous says:


  267. James Adams says:

    Pretty cool,  I’d like a TOM

  268. Jeff says:

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

  269. Russ Jarowski says:

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

  270. Adam Kusiak says:

    GET I so want this :)

  271. Anonymous says:

    nice. count me in

  272. Anonymous says:

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

  273. Bryan Wingfield says:

    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!

  274. Jack says:

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

  275. David Cotelessa says:

    A MakerBot makes anyone’s day!

  276. Andrew Mayhall says:

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

  277. David Lukens says:

    Very kind of you to give one away.

  278. dyl ich says:

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

  279. Eric White says:

    Love it!

  280. Anonymous says:

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

  281. Anonymous says:

    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!

  282. d says:

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

  283. Jitendra Shah says:

    Wish I lived in the US

  284. clide says:

    I’d like one of those.

  285. Steve Beuttel says:

    At random.

  286. Brian Camp says:

    Yay for the 3D revolution!

  287. s hill says:

    add me

  288. Robert Burr says:

    Would love to create with the MakerBot!!

  289. Cristina Campbell says:

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

  290. Vitor Haz says:

    I wish I had one!

  291. Chris Dillon says:

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

  292. Kent Dirckx says:

    What an prize, thanks for the contest!

  293. Noam DePlume says:

    That’s certainly worth putting in a comment for. 

  294. Fredrik Nyman says:

    What a great contest!

  295. Kenny van maanen says:


  296. Garrett Fardon says:

    Always wanted one, never could afford it.

  297. Matthew Knopf says:

    Yay! Free Stuff!

  298. James Harrod says:

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

  299. Rich de la Torre says:

    I really hope I win! :-)

  300. Keith Woeltje says:

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

  301. Brandon Reilly says:

    I want one!

  302. Mike Sawatzky says:

    Having my own MakerBot would certainly make my day.

  303. SlideShows NY says:

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

  304. Wes Poole says:

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

  305. Brian Schoolcraft says:

    pick me, pick me!

  306. Travis Bean says:

    Please Pick ME!

  307. Larry Webber says:

    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.


  308. Sarah Dyer says:

    So absolutely cool – we so want one of these!

  309. Don Underwood says:

    My comment is dumb….

  310. Xavier Marshall says:

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

  311. Hugh Enxing says:


  312. Chris Pilla says:

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

  313. Jeff L Crouch says:

    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.

  314. Chris Poterala says:

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

  315. Robb Stutzman says:

    This is such an awesome giveaway – thanks Make!

  316. Matt Sutter says:

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

  317. Jim Mallon says:

    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.

  318. jason douglas says:

    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. 

  319. Anonymous says:

    Oh my. I must have this.

  320. Steve DeLuca says:

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

  321. Mario Avenoso says:

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

  322. Anonymous says:

    ooh ooh pick me

  323. Welmoed Sisson says:

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

  324. Jason Doege says:

    I really need a new hobby. :-)

  325. Jeff Johnson says:

    what a great way to start the holiday season!!

  326. Anonymous says:

    ooh ooh pick me!!

  327. JonnyBoats says:

    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.

  328. Vlad says:

    Wow! What a generous offer!

  329. Anonymous says:

    me too!! me too!!

  330. Douglas Greulich says:

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

  331. Nate Tinder says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  332. Anonymous says:

    Oooooo… I would love one of these!!

  333. Anonymous says:

    Indeed – Very good Job!

  334. thatmatt says:

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

  335. Sean White says:

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

  336. Bjarni Freyr Þórðarson says:

    *write epic comment here*

  337. Les Arakaki says:

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

  338. Anonymous says:

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

  339. Matt Franks says:

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

  340. John D Price III says:

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

  341. Ming Er says:


  342. Andrew Dragunas says:


  343. Daniel Olen says:

    That would be so much fun.

  344. Peter Anthony says:

    I want on of these, pick me please!

  345. Francesco Nesci says:

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

  346. David Carley says:

    Crossing my fingers…  :)

  347. Andy Rawson says:

    Woo Hoo! I would like one!

  348. Chris Mohler says:

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

  349. Anonymous says:

    i need thissssss

  350. Anonymous says:

    More makerbots…

  351. Tony Youngblood says:

    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!

  352. Josiah Ritchie says:

    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.

  353. Michael Shaub says:

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

  354. Stephanie Evans says:

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

  355. sheldon bailey says:

    “entry” these things are sweet!

  356. Colin Smith says:

    I definitely want in.

  357. J.c. Sommerman says:

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

  358. Robert Stern says:


  359. Anonymous says:

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

  360. Kenn Brown says:

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

  361. Kenn Brown says:

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

  362. Mikel Evins says:

    Winning this Maker Bot would restore my faith in humanity.

  363. Ashley Huxley says:

    Would love one of these for the hackerspace :)

  364. Anonymous says:

    A Makrbot?? YES PLEASE!

  365. James Seymour says:

    Pick me Pick me!

  366. Gob Hefner says:

    Do want.

  367. Liz Theurer says:

    I want one!

  368. Corry Lazarowitz says:

    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!

  369. Derek Tombrello says:

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

  370. Anonymous says:

    Oh… I so want one of these!!

  371. Josh Runge says:

    Always looking for fun new toys!

  372. Anonymous says:


  373. Anonymous says:

    This would be great to win!

  374. Zack Muniz says:

    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.

  375. Jesse Johnson says:

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

  376. Anonymous says:


  377. Dennis Machida says:

    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.

  378. Anonymous says:

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

  379. Randy Scott says:


  380. Randy Scott says:


  381. Greg Treseder says:

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

  382. virginia lazarowitz says:


  383. Brian says:

    Yes please!

  384. Sepideh Miller says:


  385. Steven K. Roberts says:

    Mmmmm, me want ever so much…

  386. Anonymous says:

    Pick meeee!!!

  387. Drew Dominguez says:


  388. michael shorter says:

    Super smashing great!

  389. Anonymous says:

    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!

  390. Anonymous says:

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

  391. Anonymous says:

    Very cool prize. It would be fun to win!

  392. Sherrill Randolph Dunsmuir says:

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

  393. Matt Lazarowitz says:

    Count me in too

  394. James Patrick says:

    I want one!

  395. Anonymous says:

    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!

  396. James Nugen says:

    !Makerbot enjoy much would I

  397. Matt Stultz says:

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

  398. PECVD Diamonds says:


  399. Anonymous says:

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

  400. Harrison Morgan says:

    I would love this. =)

  401. Ticiano Bragatto says:

    MakerBot for a brazilian!

  402. Anonymous says:

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

  403. Anonymous says:

    It would be great to have a 3d printer.

  404. Anonymous says:

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

  405. John Doucet says:

    This would make my making complete!

  406. Matthew Wetmore says:

    Comments at Facebook count, or just here?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Just here, on this post.

  407. Tom Cronin says:

    That’d be awesome!

  408. Rachel Van Houten Donegan says:

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

  409. Noah Dennis says:

    This looks so cool!!!

  410. Rachel Van Houten Donegan says:

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

  411. Anonymous says:

    Yes please one tom to go :-)

  412. Gary Oshust says:

    This would be perfect in Green Whisker Studios communal workshop!

  413. Frank Miceli says:

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

  414. John McFarlane says:

    A makerbot raffle count me in.

  415. Mike Metzger says:

    Christmas lights are done – time for a MakerBot…

  416. Anonymous says:

    Daddy needs a new robot factory!

  417. Duncan Burridge says:

    So Cool I could make anything with this

  418. Anonymous says:

    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.

  419. Samantha Hill says:

    a makebot. wow

  420. Andrew Hathcock says:

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

  421. Mark Mellor says:

    This would be an awesome thing to have.

  422. Anonymous says:

    This would be amazing to win.

  423. Michael Campbell says:

    ha ha. could definitely use me one of these things

  424. Anonymous says:

    wow! What an awesome giveaway!

  425. Matthew Coleman says:

    A makerbot would be a nice birthday/christmas gift

  426. Anonymous says:

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

  427. Anonymous says:

    it would be amazing to win this!

  428. Rob Colby says:

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

  429. psmay says:

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

  430. Anonymous says:

    Daddy needs a new robot factory!

  431. Anonymous says:

    Oh the things I could make…

  432. Barry Sinclair says:

    WOW! This would be awesome to win.

  433. pale rider says:

    oh, me want, me want! gimmie gimmie! pwease!

  434. Tanja Batchelor says:

    Make infinite plastic bunnies …

  435. Justin Forposting says:

    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?

  436. Vincent Forgione says:

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

  437. Nathan Pryor says:

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

  438. Anonymous says:

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

  439. Bryon Simon says:

    3D printing is amazing.

  440. William says:

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

  441. Davide Briscese says:

    I will win.

  442. Sergio says:

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

  443. Michael Daly says:

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

  444. Brandon Prescott says:

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

  445. Michał Kardyś says:

    Nice giveaway. 3d printing seems to be cool. 

    I hope I’ll win this xD

  446. Joshua Kobold Rybnikar says:

    THis is a great idea/offer..

    So many evil plans.. 

  447. Rich Burridge says:

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

  448. mcchots says:

    This is an awesome competition.

  449. Yair Silbermintz says:


  450. Peter Davenport says:

    I want to win!

  451. Whosawhatsis? says:

    Posting… now.

  452. Chris Weiland says:

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

  453. Loren Dearborn says:

    Sounds fabulous, we love Make!

  454. Andrew Joseph Lambert says:

    Oh Golly!

  455. Alex Gorzen says:

    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!

  456. Anonymous says:

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

  457. Adam Franklin says:

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

  458. Zach Rice says:

    This is awesome :)

  459. Jeremie Santos says:

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

  460. Colin Faulkingham says:

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

  461. Anonymous says:

    The sky is the limit!!!!

  462. Bill Tedeski says:


  463. Todd Rook says:

    This is a great idea and a great tool!

  464. gabriel haffey says:

    Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner.

  465. Jeff Karpinski says:

    I promise to make only awesome things if I win!

  466. Tom Schutter says:

    Winning entry right here!

  467. Marni Greene says:

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

  468. Danny Gott says:

    i want one

  469. Jonathan Lang says:

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

  470. Rasmus Raabe Svendsen says:

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

  471. cor boer says:

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

  472. William Steele says:

    Oh wow!!!  I’d love to have one!

  473. beak90 says:

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

  474. Ashley says:

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

  475. Justin Phillips says:

    Yes, please! 

  476. Anonymous says:

    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!  

  477. Dunyas says:

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

  478. Jon Filteau says:

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

  479. Anonymous says:

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

  480. Ewald says:

    Pitty it’s only for US residents :-(

  481. Anonymous says:

    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

  482. Alta Martinez says:


  483. Alex Uranga says:

    I want one

  484. Douglas E. Welch says:

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

  485. Duncan Domingue says:

    I hope my comment is random enough to be chosen!

  486. Allanzo Tarantino says:


  487. Alex Uranga says:

    I could sure use one….

  488. Trevor Zaharichuk says:

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

  489. Anonymous says:

    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.

  490. Treeswing says:

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

  491. Kevin McHugh says:

    This is the future.

  492. Dean McKenzie says:

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

  493. Ian Fox says:

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

  494. Brian Vogel says:

    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).

  495. Matt Maier says:


  496. Nick Moomaw says:

    Please. Please. Please.

  497. Anonymous says:

    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!

  498. jwmelvin says:

    the kids will love it  thanks for the offer

  499. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for doing this!

  500. Dean Wiensch says:

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

  501. Shawn Murray says:

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

  502. Alex Palfreman-Brown says:

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

  503. John Scheib says:

    I for one welcome our Make overlords

  504. Anonymous says:

    Fuchsia bunnies everywhere!

  505. Amaury Orozco says:

    WANT, this would go great on my desk

  506. Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE this!

  507. Anonymous says:


  508. George Suarez says:

    Please, Santa?  I’ve been good.

  509. Clinton Benton says:

    free count me in, this this too cool

  510. Mark Hanford says:

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

  511. Anonymous says:

    One please!

  512. Mike Millow says:

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

  513. Anonymous says:

    awww yiss

  514. Anonymous says:

    YES please!

  515. Tracey Carlson says:

    How killer is this contest?

  516. Viktor Orekhov says:


  517. Anonymous says:

    I want a TOM :)

  518. Kevin says:


  519. Jasperfields says:

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

  520. Anonymous says:

    Yes please

  521. terry gaines says:

    pick me, pick me….

  522. M McAleer says:

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

  523. Russell Cardullo says:

    I would love a MakerBot.

  524. MJ says:

    Too cool, I want!

  525. Anonymous says:

    All I want for Christmas is to win this!

  526. Robin Gingerich says:

    Would love to have another project to make!

  527. Rick King says:


  528. Robert Hahn says:

    The ultimate Christmas toy!

  529. David Proffer says:

    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.

  530. Angela Hawkins says:


  531. Anonymous says:

    Excellent giveaway!

  532. Michael Ehrmann says:

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

  533. Matthew Beckler says:

    I would love to win this prize!

  534. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  535. Jenn Blum says:

     Happy happy make make!

  536. Anonymous says:

    Do want

  537. Joe says:

    Count me in!

  538. Joe says:

    Count me in

  539. Shawn Ross says:

    im random

  540. Shawn Ross says:


  541. David Walker says:

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

  542. John Stachniewicz says:

    This truly would be the gift that keeps on giving

  543. Leah Salone Barth says:

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

  544. Anonymous says:

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

  545. Vale Ntin says:

    Count me in.

  546. Anonymous says:

    A free MakerBot would be awesome

  547. Anonymous says:

    Best thing ever.

  548. Anonymous says:

    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.

  549. annmarie p thomas says:

    Leaving a comment… :-)

  550. Bill Swearingen says:

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

  551. TK says:

    WANT! MakerBot is so awesome!

  552. daniel rich says:

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

  553. Steve Schroeder says:

    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!

  554. Jim Seesel says:

    sure, i’ll take a 3d printer.

  555. Anonymous says:

    Oh man, winning one of these would be amazing.

  556. Adam says:

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

  557. Chris Westrick says:

    Comment that’s going to win!

  558. Juli Fowler says:

    Ohhhhh, YES!!

  559. Anonymous says:

    Mmm makerbot? I want it.

  560. riley davis says:

    Yes. Definitely need this :D

  561. Raymond Potter says:

    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!

  562. John O'Connor says:

    I want one so bad!

  563. Jeff Clark says:

    Let’s build!

  564. Raymond Gage says:

    Great idea.  I wouldn’t mind a MB

  565. Anonymous says:

    Oooh, I do wantwantwant!

  566. Anonymous says:

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

  567. Tom McNeal says:


  568. Ryan says:

    Please and thank you!

  569. James says:

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


  570. Anonymous says:

    This is my comment

  571. J Donnici says:

    This would be a great addition to the lab…

  572. Hap Durr says:

    This could get me into trouble…. 

  573. Rich Hummel says:

    want +1

  574. Anonymous says:

    complete coolness – man, what a machine!

  575. Donald Campbell II says:

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

  576. PAPPP says:

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

  577. Mike Bartell says:

    must make all the things!

  578. Kojo says:

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

  579. Jerry says:

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

  580. Anonymous says:

    A free Makerbot?  Sign me up.

  581. Timothy S Brower says:

    great promo lets make more stuff

  582. Anonymous says:

    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.

  583. Anonymous says:

    Enter me!  

  584. bert boerland says:


    Just pick one. Anyone.. Anyone but me…

    (pleeeease :-)

    Groeten from the Netherlands

  585. Steve Hernandez says:

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

  586. Tim Pettigrew says:

    A free 3-D printer? Yes, please!

  587. Kristina says:

    That is so cool!

  588. James Erickson says:

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

  589. Anonymous says:

    Santa’s been outdone…

  590. Kyle Campbell says:

    I would love a Makerbot! Sooo much potential!

  591. Anonymous says:

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

  592. Bill Shocknesse says:

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

  593. eli dupuis says:

    aw hell yeah! – eli pechman

  594. Nick Tonn says:

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

  595. Anonymous says:

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

  596. James Duncan says:

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

  597. Caleb Cotter says:

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

  598. Anonymous says:

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

  599. Anonymous says:

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

  600. Anonymous says:

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

  601. Anonymous says:

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

  602. Tom Heiman says:

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

  603. markellmtthw says:

    Yes please :D

  604. robert bonsen says:

    nice, me like

  605. Thomas Kilgour says:

    Wow! What an amazing first giveaway!

  606. Gary Neal says:

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

  607. Craig Miller says:

    This is a comment. Nothing more.

  608. Ryan Finley says:

    Would love to have a Makerbot!  Pick me!

  609. Anonymous says:

    make make make!

  610. Mark Danburg-Wyld says:

    This comment brought to you by

  611. Matt says:

    This would be cool to have.

  612. Thomas Franklin Fletcher says:

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

  613. James Jurack says:

    I’m in.

  614. Mark Danburg-Wyld says:

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

  615. Vineet Padia says:

    OMG this is so cool

  616. The Geek Whisperer says:

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

  617. Jason Burns says:

    I would love having a 3D Printer!  :)

  618. spojaz says:

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

  619. Anonymous says:

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  620. Aaron Spike says:

    Yes, please.

  621. Mordecai Veldt says:

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

  622. Taylor Hill says:

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

  623. Nigel Richardson says:

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

  624. Jason Forster says:

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

  625. Anonymous says:

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

  626. Norman Johnson Jr. says:

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

  627. Andy Io says:

    commenting for the bot

  628. Bob Thibodeau says:

    you betcha!

  629. Dan O'Brien says:

    My Kinect is begging for a friend like this.

  630. Anonymous says:


  631. Brad Woodfield says:

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

  632. Mike Almond says:

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

  633. Tim Florek says:

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

  634. John Park says:

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

  635. Matthew Aikman says:

    Need one please

  636. Justin Wilczek says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  637. Fred Ting says:

    Win me a maker bot!

  638. Bcook65 says:

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

  639. Addidis says:

    That would be awesome to win. 

  640. Benjamin Schuster says:

    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!

  641. Hans Sczyrba says:

    Now, this would be a nice Christmas present :)

  642. Anonymous says:

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

  643. Jacob Andrews says:

    Free makerbot you say?

  644. Phillip C Reed says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks, guys.

  645. Ben Serrette says:


  646. Anonymous says:


  647. Wildseyed Cabrer says:

    Hmmm… OK.

  648. Anonymous says:

    thingomatics are awesome!

  649. Jeremy Choy says:

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

  650. Ryan Guerra says:

    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.

  651. Ryan Guerra says:

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

  652. Brad Deuser says:

    Best giveaway ever, count me in!

  653. Kent Durvin says:

    Every mad scientists needs this!

  654. Sandra Van says:

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

  655. Hunter Harr says:

    Would be so cool to win this!!!

  656. David McKeown says:


  657. John Hepper says:

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

  658. Nicholas says:

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

  659. Anonymous says:

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

  660. Dan Caughran says:

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

  661. Burke LaShell says:

    I would have a lot of fun with a MakerBot.

  662. Fede Ga says:

    nice! Want one!

  663. C says:

    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:)

  664. Anonymous says:

    Excellent way to kick-off!

  665. Tracy James Justice Jr says:

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

  666. Ted Stauffer says:

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

  667. Greg Johnson says:

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

  668. Jess DeVries says:

    Thinking of all the prototypes I could make!

  669. PDSG @ U of M says:

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

  670. Anonymous says:

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

  671. Andy Johnson says:

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

  672. James Heaphy says:

    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.

  673. Anonymous says:

    a makerbot would be great for my kids classroom

  674. Bryan Thurnau says:

    I want another MakerBot!

  675. thetechguru_net says:

    OMG – Want.  No wait, NEED!!!

  676. Kate Baker says:

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

  677. Anonymous says:

    This would be sweet!

  678. Cari Aida says:

    What a lovely contest!!

  679. Jay Weeks says:

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

  680. schopaia says:


  681. Colin Mitchell says:

    yes please!

  682. Anonymous says:

    3d printer, wat to go!

  683. Mason Vail says:

    Oh, how I want to join the MakerBot Club!

  684. Kyle Hamilton says:

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

  685. Robert Jones says:

    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.

  686. Brent Marshall says:

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

  687. Woody Eadie says:

    Oh, please, please, please!

  688. Lucas Vilatova says:

    I want that rabbit!!!

  689. Anonymous says:

    I want this thing* to make things!

  690. Mariana Righi says:


  691. Matthew Naftzger says:

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

  692. Anonymous says:

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

  693. John Kicklighter says:

    Mmmm, making things is fun. 8^)

  694. endonend says:

    Yes please! So want one of these…

  695. Aaron Cox says:

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

  696. John Abella says:

    Sign me up!  

  697. Matt Lindland says:

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

  698. paula araya says:

    esto es por #UnMilagroParaFedeGa

  699. Randy Eaton says:

    Need to make some parts… :)

  700. RoofusKit says:

    A Maker Bot would be a dream come true!

  701. Edward Shin says:

    I want one!

  702. Breanna Perera says:

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

  703. Paul Burdick says:

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

  704. Phillip Prestia says:

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

  705. Federico Castiglioni says:

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

  706. Anonymous says:

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

  707. Anonymous says:


  708. Matthew Furmanski says:

    I will change the world!

  709. David Alvarez says:

    I’m in.

  710. Jonathan Angliss says:

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

  711. Dave R says:

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

  712. Jerry Ficke says:

    Please pick me.

  713. Geoff Faulkner says:

    This would be awesome!

  714. Matthew Varas says:

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

  715. Jon Neal says:

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

  716. Seth Gover says:

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

  717. Anonymous says:

    Kit-A-Day rocks

  718. Patrick Hoolboom says:

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

  719. Jesse says:

    Giveaway entry.

  720. Jeff Green says:


  721. Gabe Snyder says:

    This would be an awesome Christmas present.

  722. Lochie Ferrier says:

    Hello my name is Lochie Ferrier and I make things. I am 15 years old and write a blog at . 

    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: . 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  on twitterand of course,,Lochie Ferrier

  723. Alex Moyse says:



  724. Katie Johnson says:

    I need this to defeat SkyNet.

  725. cyborg527 says:

    I’ve been trying to make a 3d printable wind turbine for the longest time now, all I need is a 3d printer!

  726. Preston Herrmann says:

    show me the thingomatic!

  727. Mat Bettinson says:

    Oh my, this would change my life.

  728. Sirpa-Leena Unelma says:

    This is awesome. Very relevant to my interests.


  729. ben smith says:

    Thanks for giving.

  730. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to enter into the giveaway

  731. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea!

  732. Andrew Murdoch says:

    It would be a great upgrade from my cupcake …

  733. Anonymous says:

    I could deal with winning one of these. :P

  734. Angela Bullied says:

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

  735. Carolyn Curtis says:

    This is the coolest thing ever

  736. Anonymous says:

    Makerbots are awesome!

  737. James Dietrich says:

    Think of all the Christmas presents I could make…

  738. Caleb Jamison says:


  739. Dustin Andrews says:

    I would love one.

  740. Michael Black says:

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

  741. Jon Peterman says:

    who couldn’t use a 3D printer?

  742. Jay Spector says:

    Makerbot = Endless possibilities. :)

  743. Anoop Rajendra says:

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

  744. Brooke Bizub says:

    This would make life so much easier!

  745. Ethan Dicks says:

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

  746. Anonymous says:

    Yeah let’s do it!

  747. Make Fan says:

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

  748. Jeremy Connell says:

    would be a great way for the kids to learn.

  749. Anonymous says:

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

  750. Kitty Nikolai says:

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

  751. Louis Minsky says:

    i would like that.

  752. Greg Burton says:

    fantastic idea – love to have one of these.

  753. Fabio Bandera says:

    That would be a nice Christmas present

  754. Joe Hudy says:

    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 :)

  755. Jason Miller says:

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

  756. Andrew Foster says:

    I’d certainly like one of these.

  757. Hacksonville says:

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

  758. John Kreis says:

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

  759. Sam Schreiber says:

    3d printing is the future!

  760. Anonymous says:

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

  761. Anonymous says:

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

  762. Martin Isak Jansen says:

    Me! Me! Me!

  763. Stephen Edwards says:

    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!

  764. Dan Bishop says:

    Make is great! Great idea for a giveaway.

  765. Anonymous says:

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

  766. Sarah Pease says:


  767. Amanda Pyles Bullock says:

    This would be an awesome gift to win.

  768. Joe Hudy says:

    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 i cold make presints insted of buying them.this wold just be awsom to have.i sooooooooooo hope i win this is just awsom.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Hey Joe, et al. Kids are not eligible to enter. You’ll have to get your mom to post a comment.

  769. Nolan Chamberlin says:

    I have a makerbot FOR THE WIN! 

  770. Mike Kelberman says:

    I would love a ToM!  

  771. Andy Fish says:

    *Must* have this.  Thank You x3.