Session: MakerBot: The Robot that Sharing Built

The Open Source Personal Fabrication Revolution.

MakerBot Industries sells an affordable DIY 3D printer and are at the crossroads of open source web 2.0 culture and personalized
manufacturing. In this talk, Bre Pettis will map pathways through the shifting landscape of community based research and production. This talk will offer serious commentary on the opportunities for collaboration in manufacturing and include evocative stories and anecdotes about rapidly manufactured engagement rings, body part replication, news printed on toast, object teleportation over ip, and automated cupcake decoration. The take-away will be real-world examples that showcase the power of open systems and shared development in a manufacturing context.