MakerBot in the Wild

By on June 8th, 2009 in blog


MakerBot made a big splash recently when they announced their new fabulously inexpensive hobbyist 3D printer kit. As expected, people are now buying the kit and now we see a report from a typical buyer. In the RepRap Builders blog, user Tigger posts his experience, complete with photos of the assembly and output. He says:

The cupcake from makerbot is a great kit , I spent about 40 hours all up building it across a week (getting little sleep and RL, the GF and a full time job just kept getting in the way 🙂 ).

The mechanics in the cupcake are easy to assemble and the instructions on their site are a great reference as you put it together.

The electronics were a far more serious task , as they are surface mount you need a magnifier and a steady hand.

All in all a good kit and would recommend it to reprappers who want a complete kit that they can just get started with.

And with that he went back to printing.

Via RepRap Builders and Flickr

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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