The MakerBot Store received a re-launch earlier this week, and they added a bunch of new elements. They added a 3D Photo Booth built around a ShapeShot scanner allowing visitors to get a scan of themselves for a fee, and then pay to print out their own heads. While not as startling a copy as the Japanese pop-up store we featured last week, still a great opportunity for visitors to NYC looking for a replica of themselves!
Here are a few interesting details of the re-launch via Techcrunch:
Most of the objects in the store have been designed within the previous week and printed over the previous two days. Such a short product cycle is something new in manufacturing. With the store, it’s all about making 3D printing mainstream.
“My hope is that the next lemonade stand for kids will be a MakerBot stand,” Pettis said. For now, NASA and GE are the two most important clients, and four of the top ten architectural companies use a Replicator. MakerBot has sold 15,000 printers so far.
Buckets of Bre-heads! Hmmm. Are those for sale? Or display only?
Beautiful MakerBot Watch designed by Matt Kroner, John Briscella, and John Dimatos.
Cute, helicopter assembly designed by Matt Kroner and Chris Boynton — from this week!
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