“The Robot That Sharing Built: MakerBot” by Pettis

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    The Robot That Sharing Built: MakerBot



    MakerBot Industries, working at the crossroads of open-source web 2.0 culture and personalized manufacturing, sells an affordable DIY 3D printer. This talk maps pathways through the shifting landscape of community-based research and production, offers serious commentary on the opportunities for collaboration in manufacturing, and features evocative stories and anecdotes about rapidly manufactured engagement rings, body-part replication, news printed on toast, object teleportation over IP, and automated cupcake decoration. Attendees will see real-world examples that showcase the power of open systems and shared development in a manufacturing context.

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