Jordan Miller on 30 Jul 2009 08:32:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] MakerBot at Hive76!

Hi Everyone,

Great news-- we've raised all our funds and the Hive76 MakerBot has  
been ordered and will be here soon!! Thank you to all our donors and  
supporters!!! Hope to see you at the MakerBot workshop Sept. 19th;  
check for updates.

The open source control software for this open source hardware is a  
combination of Python and Java: Python to slice a 3D object model into  
printable layer instructions <>, a Java  
control language for the Arduino-based microcontrollers < 
 >, and a Java 3D rendering program for integrity checks < 
 >. You can also model anything you can imagine in the open source  
Blender <> and export as .stl for use with  
these programs and the MakerBot.


On Jul 28, 2009, at 11:42 AM, Jordan Miller wrote:

> Hey PLUG!
> I'm new to PLUG from ... just wanted to keep you in the
> loop about MakerBot CupCake CNC -- the open source software and open
> source hardware plastic extruder 3D printer extraordinaire. We'll be
> getting our very own MakerBot very soon for residence at
> (**please contribute here if you're so inclined:
> MakerBot **)
> And we'll have a class on MakerBot most likely on Saturday Sept. 19th
> at
> Really excited to join the PLUG group here and looking forward to
> making awesome things together.
> Who will print a 3D Tux? Let's be the first to figure out how to print
> 2-colors objects (we'll have white and black ABS plastic available)...
> custom computer mods also come to mind. Check out what has already
> been printed, and what is definitely printable at:
>  (run by the same people that developed the MakerBot!)
> Jordan
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