Every photographer, videographer, and audio buff in New York City knows the name B&H. For over 30 years, they’ve been New York’s go-to source for professional photo, video, and audio equipment. In the short time they’ve been carrying MakerBot products, B&H has become one of our highest performing retail partners. That’s why MakerBot is taking our relationship with B&H to the next level by offering a one-of-a-kind retail experience inside the B&H SuperStore in Manhattan.
This is really smart, and if you’re in NYC B&H is the best place to go for consumer/prosumer electronics, besides the Apple to store for Apple things. It will be interesting to see what other stores-within-stores pop up with 3D printers. The Samsung store in Soho has Cube printers from 3D systems. For the open & open source printer companies there’s a huge opportunity to park some printers at hackerspaces.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.