MakerBot User Group New York - April Meeting "MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny"
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Come one, come all! MakerBot Operators, Thingiverse Makers, and anyone curious about the rapidly exploding (extruding) world of 3D printing. On April 3, 2012, MakerBot Industries (www.makerbot.com) will host a special gathering of MUGNY, its flagship MUG group here in New York City, at Tekserve in Manhattan. (Make sure you RSVP quickly. Seating is limited.)
Across the known universe, MakerBot Operators assemble in small gatherings (MakerBot User Groups: http://www.makerbot.com/community/mug/, or MUGs) to swap tips and stories, tune each other's bots, and generally plot the overturning of all things dull and uninteresting in the world of science, art, architecture, and design.
Several members of MakerBot's staff will be on hand to share updates from the BotCave including a sneak preview of a unreleased video from MakerBotTV from Annelise, an opportunity to participate in MakerBot's Maker Faire Bay Area project from Skimbal, a brief silicone mold-making demo from Liz, and more.
The highlight of the night will be an opportunity for the MUGNY community to head to the podium with printed objects and Thingiverse postings of projects created for our "MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny" challenge.
The “MakerBot vs The Easter Bunny” Challenge picks up on the craft-spirit surrounding Easter egg hunts, easter baskets, and chocolate easter bunnies -- as seen in the Easter-related items created for Thingiverse every year -- and stirs into this mixture the Stanford Bunny and its mashup tradition. Participants will be encouraged to create interesting mashups or new designs in honor of this holiday and bring prints and images to the event to share with the community. Your invention might be a fearsome concoction that will encourage the Easter Bunny to keep its distance -- or it might just become the center of some family's best Easter egg hunt ever! We'll take your picture along with your creation, and share you with other MUGs of the world.
Tekserve Seminar Room
119 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:00pm (ET)
Schedule for the event:
• 6:00pm Informal Replicator Demo
Come investigate the pair of Replicators we bring with us to the event and ask your questions!
• 6:30pm MUGNY Meeting Begins
MakerBot Staff shares exciting updates from MakerBot Industries
• 7:15pm MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny Show-and-Tell
Bring your stanford bunnies, your mashups, and your parametric easter eggs -- share your inventions and your printing prowess!
About MakerBot Industries
MakerBot Industries brings the future to your desktop with affordable, open source 3D printers. Your MakerBot printer is your own little factory, and it can print almost anything you can imagine.
MakerBot Industries has an online community at Thingiverse.com where users can post digital design files, document their designs, and collaborate on open source hardware. The site is not just for MakerBot, but also for anyone with a digital fabrication device to share their designs.
MakerBot Industries was named one of the top 20 startups in NYC, and has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Economist and others.