Ellis Hamburger of The Verge reporting on MakerBot founder Bre Pettis presenting at SXSW:

"The MakerBot Digitizer is an innovative new way to take a physical object, scan it, and create a digital file — without any design, CAD software or 3D modeling experience at all — and then print the item again and again on a MakerBot Replicator 2 or 2X Desktop 3D Printer," Pettis said. The Digitizer is capable of scanning objects up to 8 inches by 8 inches in less than three minutes. As the Digitizer scans your object, it spins in a circle on top of a platform. "This is kind of like what happened when Flynn (in Tron) gets digitized into the game grid," Pettis said. "This takes us from being a 3D printer company into being a company that’s building out a 3D ecosystem."

I am extremely bullish on MakerBot and the 3D printing space in general. It just seems so obvious that this is the way we’re going to create a lot of things in the not-too-distant future. 

  1. internetofme reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    God this would be wonderful.
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    Agreed. The economics and implications of widespread physical replicability are fascinating.
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    100% behind this.
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