As Bre Pettis continues his conversation with Founder Stories host, Chris Dixon, the two discuss the challenges of running a business that literally requires nuts and bolts assembly. In this situation, scaling brings a whole new set of challenges unfamiliar to many software start-ups.
Hardware is just a different game. For example, as Pettis tells it, “we ran out of motors, we bought all of… → Read More
If printing 3D objects sounds impressive, think about this. Pettis thinks “it’s early days”—drawing comparisons to early PC’s like the Altair. About the size of a mini-fridge, the Makerbot ships for $1,299 and allows users to create their own objects via… → Read More
http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:388966 The Colbert ReportTags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive This is so great. I love Bre and I love Makerbot and I love Colbert. It’s like a geek threesome! Watch as Bre makes Colbert’s head in a Makerbot. → Read More
We love us some MakerBot at CG and clearly this young man loves his as well. Watch has he describes the magic of actually making stuff with his MakerBot at Ignite Phoenix this year. → Read More
This is a guest post by Joris Peels, the Community Manager of i.materialise, a 3D printing service for designers, inventors and consumers. They are part of Materialise, a company with over 20 years experience in 3D printing and the market leader in 3D printing services and software.
Making predictions is a sure fire path towards getting ridiculed. But, I’ll be brave and go right ahead and make… → Read More
Now, for under $1,000 you can print your own objects in 3D. Just take a look at how it’s done in this video, which I took over the weekend before Disrupt got started. We had a Hackathon with about 300 engineers who came to cobble together software and hardware products in 24 hours. Among them was Zach Hoeken of MakerBot Industries. His MakerBot is making an open-source toilet holder (which may… → Read More