Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

3D printing is all the rage and it's hard to know just where to start. If you have a budding manufacturing magnate on your Christmas list we've got a few fun things for them to check out. One word of

LittleBits Connects With $11.1M To Transform Its Electronics Kit Business Into A Hardware Platform

Big things are coming for <a target="_blank" href="">littleBits</a> -- the New York-based startup that makes lego-style electronics kits. The company, originally conceived by foun

Makerbot Wants To Put A 3D Printer In Every School

3D-printer company Makerbot is leading a crowdfunding drive to buy 3D printers for every school in America. The push, called Makerbot Academy, will begin with CEO Bre Pettis personally pledging a Make

The Makerbot Digitizer Is Nearly Magic

When I was a kid I was amazed by advances technology. I went to a friend's house when I was in fifth grade and his father had a PC - an <a target="_blank" href="

Hands On With The Brooklyn-Made Makerbot Digitizer

The <a href="">Makerbot</a> <a target="_blank" href="">Digitizer</a> looked too good to be true. It was a solid, compact 3D s

GitHub Adds 3D Modeling Features That Make It A Printer-Agnostic Choice For Object Sharing

Github, everyone's favorite nerdery, added STL object file support - basically a system for uploading and rendering 3D models - in April. Now, however, they've improved their service with a system for

YouMagine Brings Some Heat To The Free 3D Model Space

Is the 3D modeling space big enough for multiple competitors? Martijn Elserman, Siert Wijnia and Erik de Bruijn sure think so. They're the founders of a new 3D object sharing site called <a target="_b

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Ubuntu, Omate, Digitizer And A Gold iPhone?

The Ubuntu Edge may have been the most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, but that doesn't mean it made its goal. Meanwhile, yet another smartwatch joined the fray this week, coaxing John's

MakerBot’s $1,400 Digitizer Now Available To Pre-Order, Will Ship By Mid-October

The folks at <a target="_blank" href="">MakerBot</a> have been teasing their Digitizer desktop 3D scanner since this past March, but now they're finally ready to <a target="_bla

Stratasys/MakerBot Deal Closes, Giving Stratasys A High-Profile Consumer Brand

Toward the end of June, 3D printing companies Stratasys and <a target="_blank" href="">MakerBot</a> confirmed what <a href="

Why Microsoft’s 3D Printing Partnership Makes Sense

Microsoft has to remain relevant to hardware hackers. While they are necessary - no one can dispute the strength of Windows in the business world - they have, for the past decade, fallen slowly in est

Fly Or Die: Form 1 3D Printer

Early leader in the 3D printing space Makerbot may have just been acquired for <a href="

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Instagram Video, Samsung Stuff, And MakerBot

Did you hear? Did you hear? Instagram now has video! It may or may not be better than Vines. Samsung released a bunch of computers and cameras and phones with strange names. That was fun. And of c

Why MakerBot Is Like Apple

When we first <a href="">discovered that </a><a href="">Makerb

Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry

Today Stratasys <a target="_blank" href="">announced

Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, <a target="_blank" href="

Amazon Creates A 3D Printing Store, Vaulting The Technology Into The Mainstream

If you thought you and your RepRap were safe from posers, you're sunk: Amazon has just opened a <a target="_blank" href="

Take A Peek At The Inner Workings Of MakerBot’s New Brooklyn Factory

Brooklyn-based MakerBot is a darling of the 3D printing community, and it <a href="">recently moved into its

This Mechanical, 3D-Printed Entabulator Is An Amazing Tribute To The Power Of Clockwork

As a lover of all things mechanical, I'm in awe of <a target="_blank" href="">Chris Fenton's Entabulator</a>. Using an old book on mechanical loom-maki

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot

<a target="_blank" href="">Makerbot</a>, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition according t
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