Open source MakerBot gains world-wide acceptance

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We’re big fans of the MakerBot project, and can hardly wait to see who will be the first MakerBot user to design and manufacture a humanoid robot using the affordable, open source, 3D printer. It’s the first time that advanced technology like this has gotten down into the home experimentor price range.

Not only are experimentors, and hobbyists enthused, according to last week’s Bre Pettis interview on the FLOSS Weekly (Free Libre Open Source Software) podcast, government agencies, MIT, and leading research facilities have also purchased MakerBot units. Surprisingly, Pettis reports that over half of the units shipped to date have found homes outside the U.S.


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