Category Archives: MakerBot


I spent last week in Carbondale, IL. I went partly to speak at the Southern Illinois University Innovative Systems conference, which is kind of a mini TED put on by the Engineering school for its students, with talks given by some very interesting people talking on a wide variety of topics. (I’m a little embarrassed […]

$15 Heated Build Platform

The stock MakerBot Cupcake kit comes with an acrylic build platform – nothing fancy, just a square of orange plastic sandwiched on a square of wood. The Cupcake prints 3D objects by melting ABS plastic on to the build platform, layer by layer. When the molten ABS hits the room temperature acrylic, it cools rapidly. […]