MakerBot Retail Store @ New York City – #3DxRetail #3DThursday #3DPrinting
[3DxRetail: This week for #3DThursday, I’ll highlight the recent explosion in desktop 3D printer brick-and-mortar retail stores — sharing a scattering of these unusual locations from all across the world. Only time will tell which particular version of this phenomena will be sustainable and hold the interest of the public. There appears to be enough interest and pioneering spirit that solving the 3DxRetail mystery could still be anyone’s game!]
One of the very first to launch a retail store and now with locations in Greenwich and Boston, the MakerBot Retail Store is one of the first that comes to mind when people are wondering what a 3D printer store looks like. Check out the video from a visit from Tested.com above for a chance to see how the store looked and functioned when it first launched — with the amazing MakerBot Marble Run that people still talk about today, created by Adam Fontenault and Chris Boynton (video below of them installing it in the space)!
Come visit one of our retail locations to get the full MakerBot experience. You can watch MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers make new objects; see the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner turn objects into 3D models; attend fascinating classes and workshops; buy cool 3D printed gifts; and even purchase a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer on the spot!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.