Build Anything with MakerBot 3D Printer


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One of the coolest gadgets that WebProNews saw at CES 2010 was MakerBot’s CupCake CNC. If you’re not convinced of its coolness yet, get ready to be impressed.

The device is a 3D printer that allows users to make just about anything they want. First, users create a design in any 3D modeling software or by visiting Thingiverse, which is a community of people who share their designs.

After a design is created, MakerBot turns the design into a physical 3D model and the machine starts printing. The objects are made with ABS plastic and can be up to 4″x4″x6″.

MakerBot is an open source 3D printer that ranges in price from $750-$950. Not only does WPN think MakerBot is cool, but Google does as well. According to MakerBot Industries the giant search company has purchased multiple devices.

Check out their site for more information on MakerBot.