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Old Sep 27, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Way OT. saw the new Makerbot

Okay, I'm hooked.

Seriously gotta learn 3D software.

Makerbot has a storefront in manhattan and I decided to go for a look. Now I'm hooked. The idea of sitting at home and churning out parts for projects without having to wait really has my head spinning. The work volume is 11.2 by 6 by 6.1 inches which is pretty big.

Hangups for me include learning REAL 3D software. Forget Shapeup, I don't want to be limited to arcs. I need free form curves. The other hangup is that I will also need to learn the Makerbot software.

Learning to do 3D scans would be nice too. Can be done with just a camera and on line software if I'm just interested in the exterior.

Some of their models were pretty light, with honeycomb interiors.

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