MakerBot Digitizer Getting Started Video #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

Check out the getting started video for the MakerBot Digitizer for insights into the calibration process. Might give you ideas for experimenting a unit of your own!

The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner was recently praised by Popular Mechanics as one of the top 10 breakthrough products of 2013. There are already many people using the MakerBot Digitizer to quickly turn the things in their world into 3D models they can modify, improve, share, and 3D print.

We encourage you to experiment with the MakerBot Digitizer, and share your 3D models with the MakerBot community on Thingiverse.  But if you’re just getting started, please watch this short video that will help you set up your MakerBot Digitizer and get you 3D scanning right away.

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MakerBot® Digitizer™: The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner quickly turns the things in your world into 3D models that you can modify, improve, share, and 3D print. There’s no design, 3D modeling, or CAD expertise required to get started, and the MakerBot Digitizer delivers clean, watertight 3D models in approximately 12 minutes. It’s a fast and easy way for anyone to create 3D models! The simple, yet sophisticated software, MakerBot MakerWare for Digitizer, is optimized to work seamlessly with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, and also allows you to share your scans directly with the Thingiverse community. (read more)

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