MakerBot to CES?

By on July 6th, 2009 in blog


MakerBot, the spirited startup who’ve begun selling a USD$750 3D Printer kit, stated something ominous on their blog: “CES 2010 Here We Come!”

CES is, of course, the famous annual Consumer Electronics Show, typically attracting well over 100,000 attendees to their Las Vegas exhibition. We’ve experienced the intimate pleasure of squeezing into McCarran Airport the day after CES closed ourselves.

CES is notable because it’s the place where certain very notable products first gained the spotlight. According to Wikipedia, they include:

  • Microsoft Xbox, 2001
  • Digital Video Recorder (DVR), 1999
  • HDTV, 1998
  • DVD, 1996
  • Virtual Boy, 1995
  • CD-i, 1991
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), 1985
  • Amiga computer, 1984
  • Commodore 64, 1982
  • Compact Disc (CD) player, 1981
  • Camcorder, 1981
  • Sega Coke,1979
  • The Tennelec MCP-1 programmable scanner (radio), 1976
  • Pong home console by Atari, 1975
  • Laserdisc player, 1974
  • Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), 1970

And now MakerBot is going to the same show.

Could this be the start of the big breakthrough for 3D printing? Will MakerBot be added to Wikipedia’s list? We can only hope. Godspeed, MakerBot!

Via MakerBot Blog

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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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