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Getting Started with MakerBot

Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer.

It’s handy when you need a replacement for something lost, broken, or no longer made—like a knob on your stove. You can make things instead of buying them, or solve problems with inventions of your own. The possibilities are endless, and MakerBot is the fun, affordable, and inspiring way to go. Get started with your own little factory today!

  • Set up your MakerBot Replicator 2 and understand how it works
  • Learn the basics and print 10 useful objects right away
  • Make objects with sturdy yet biodegradable PLA
  • Get examples of real-world problem solving, from ceiling hooks to hermit crab shells
  • Choose from thousands of free designs on—and share your own
  • Repurpose disposable products by making them part of your design
  • Design your own 3D objects, using SketchUp, Autodesk 123D, OpenSCAD, and other tools
  • Use 3D scanning technology to replicate real objects around you

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The House That MakerBot Built
Chapter 3. Growing Up with MakerBot
Chapter 4. Before You Get a MakerBot
Chapter 5. Meet the MakerBot Replicator 2
Chapter 6. Getting Started Printing
Chapter 7. Your First 10 Things to MakerBot
Chapter 8. Designing for the MakerBot
Chapter 9. Scanning in 3D
Chapter 10. Becoming Part of the Thingiverse Community

Book Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (December 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449338658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449338657
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