Ouya and Makerbot have partnered up to make your gaming console one of a kind
With a 3D printer and the Digitizer 3D scanner, you'll basically have your very own cloning machine.
A couple of month's ago, Makerbot opened the first retail 3D printing store in the U.S., located in the hip confines of New York's lower Manhattan area. Now the company has taken another step towards popularizing 3D printing by unveiling a 3D photo booth.
The new Replicator 2 looks good on a shelf, but also boasts two notable upgrades: it's insanely accurate with a 100-micron resolution, and can build objects 37 percent larger than its predecessor without adding roughly any bulk to its size.
Before iPods and smartphones, Sony's Walkman and cassette tape reigned supreme. If you knew how to record a good mixtape, you could win over any crush. But times have changed and digital is where music is at. MakerBot wants to relive the good old '80s and '90s with its latest product: the Mixtape.
How would you like to fill you home with priceless sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum's collection? While they're not exactly giving their stuff away, they are making it pretty easy to create your own scaled down replicas at home using a 3D printer.
As technology evolves, so do our households. We now have all kinds of standard tools to make our lives better and easier, like vacuum cleaners and dishwashers and washing machines and dryers. And pretty soon, 3D printers are going to be part of the household kit, making all kinds of things you didn't know you needed until you printed them out.
The notion I find most seductive when it comes to 3D printing is its parallels to digital distribution. If I want something, I can find it on the Internet and zap it right into the home — my 3D printer will whip it up. We're not there yet, but we've got a little peek of that future through MakerBot Playsets.
MakerBot's Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is totally worth it. We already established that. How can the company improve on its homemade toy-printing potential? By making it bigger and more powerful. That and giving it a cool name like "The Replicator."
The MakerBot CupCake CNC 3D printer caught my eye from all the way across the room, and MakerBot founder Bre Pettis didn't seem all that surprised that his seemingly cobbled-together DIY Frankenmachine made from wood, acrylic plastic, PCB and messy...