Vendor Demo: MakerBot

Speaker Jon Santiago

Co-Founder and Managing Director at HTINK

MakerBots are affordable, personal fabrication tools, compact enough to sit on a desktop.  MakerBot Operators produce physical objects from strands of melted plastic filament, an activity described as 3-D Printing or "Makerbotting."  The increasing availability of low-cost personal fabrication tools has the potential to transform the way we think about design education and local production.  The libraries of the future will likely have innovation centers that allow the public to access tools like the MakerBot.  In this presentation, Jon Santiago, education consultant for MakerBot and co-founder of HTINK education cooperative, will give an overview of the Makerbot 3-D Printing process and the various free and open source software tools available.  In addition, there will be an open discussion about how 3-D printing could fit in the library ecosystem.

When?

Wed, May. 23, 2012
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States