MakerBot Replicator Prints 3D Objects

MakerBot ReplicatorIf you’ve never come across a MakerBot before, think of it is an inkjet printer, which instead of printing on paper with ink, prints a three dimensional object with plastic. Andy and Don investigate further with Bre from MakerBot.

Announced at CES, the MakerBot Replicator is bigger and better, with an increased volume capacity and the dual extrusion, i.e. able to create objects from two materials, most usually two colours. Model files can be downloaded from Thingiverse in the STL file format and there’s no shortage of different objects to try out.

Bre shows off some different objects, from hard cubes to stretchy bands, all of which were printed out on the Replicator previously. The Stanford bunny puts in a special appearance for modelling geeks.

The new Replicator costs $1750 for a single extruder and $1999 for a dual extruder. There’s a bit of a lead time at the moment because of its popularity with deliveries expected in a couple of months.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and RV News Net and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.

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Tech Podcast Network Live Show at NBC Universal during CES 2010!

The team from the Tech Podcast Network which include your humble host, had our first live streamed event from the NBC Universal booth at CES 2010. We had 6 guest on the show, introducing some very cool products and services. The live streamed event from NBC Universal was unique in that our friends at NBCU allowed our team access to their main stage.

Well over 8500 people watched the show as it was being streamed live. The support from NBC Universal staff was remarkable. We hope that you will enjoy this show as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you. Big thank you to Sharp for sponsoring “The Blogger Lounge” and make sure you remember to watch the Olympics on NBC Universal this winter in Vancouver.

In this episode we have a sneak peak at the Red Scarlett Camera. Along with the new Yeti from Blue Mic, GPS Maplock, YurBuds Earphones, Connectify, Makerbot
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We did a second live stream from NBC Universal on Sunday January 10th as well.