We are always on the lookout for new materials like the Very High Detail Wax and will keep you posted of anything else we are experimenting with. Likewise, please let us know if you find any new materials or processes you would like for us to include?
It is the final week of the Draw Your Own Earrings Sweepstakes and your chance to share in one of 1000 prizes. If you have already entered get your mother, brother, sister, cousin, hairdresser, daughter, parole officer or pizza delivery boy to sketch their own design and enter for their chance to win too. We already have some great entries but with so many prizes to give away every entrant is bound to win something.
My colleagues? No, what I will miss is the Shapeways Makerbot. We got a beautiful Makerbot Industries Cupcake CNC some weeks ago. Our Makerbot is quite noisy but we love it. Hans put it together for us and he is trying to add things to it all the time. We really wanted a 3D printer around the office and we're very happy to have this now.
The entire process of getting a Makerbot and putting it together is a lot of fun.
Assembling a Makerbot is not difficult if you're a Dremel owning techie type of person.
Your Makerbot will not work all the time so you have to keep at it.
You will get stuck but there is a great Makerbotting community out there to help you.
Owning a Makerbot will make you feel like you came from the future.
Watch the rather noisy video of our Makerbot below (and I was kidding I'll miss my colleagues a tonne!) .