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Getting Started with Makerbotby Bre Pettis
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Get a hands-on introduction to the world of personal fabrication with the MakerBot, the easiest rapid prototyper available. This book shows you how the MakerBot 3D printer democratizes manufacturing and brings the power of large factories right to your desktop. Not only will you learn how to operate MakerBot, youll also get guidelines on how to design and print your own prototypes.
3D printing is a key part of the prototyping process, yet desktop models to date have cost a minimum of $10,000. But not any longer. A variant on the open source RepRap 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2 is ready-to-run out of the box and costs less than $2,500. This fun and informative guide—written by MakerBots creators and community members—opens up a new realm of discovery and creativity for makers, hobbyists, students, artists, designers, and tinkerers.
Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer.
Its handy when you need a replacement for something lost, broken, or no longer made—like a knob on your stove. You can make things instead of buying them, or solve problems with inventions of your own. The possibilities are endless, and MakerBot is the fun, affordable, and inspiring way to go. Get started with your own little factory today!
About the Author
Bre Pettis is a founder of Makerbot, a company that produces robots that make things. Bre is also a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn. Besides being a TV host and Video Podcast producer, he's created new media for Etsy.com, hosted Make: Magazine's Weekend Projects podcast, and has been a schoolteacher, artist, and puppeteer. Bre is passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY.
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