Shapeways received a number of fantastic entries in the Siggraph 2010 Competition where we asked the Shapeways community to submit a design that could be used as the centerpiece for our stand at Siggraph 2010 to be held in Los Angeles from the 25 to the 29th of July.
Congratulations go to Dizingof with his A/V Stand for iPod Touch which has won him a $250 Shapeways coupon (along with the prestige and envious admiration of his peers).
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!) .