MakerBot Octopus

MakerBot Octopus

Drew did a great MakerBot demo last week, and one of the things he printed was this octopus.

Over on Thingiverse there are a number of octopuses (yes, it’s a real word) so I’m not sure exactly which one he printed, but I think it might be the Bucket O’ Octopi version. (In the fine tradition of the “Barrel of Monkeys” some of us remember from childhood.)

MakerBot Octopus (close-up)

Here’s a close-up showing the layers of plastic, which if you ask me, is as close to an octopus as I’ll probably ever get.

A big thanks goes out to Drew for the demo. Learning from other members is one more reason I love the Makerspace. And if you aren’t a member yet, come on down to one of the Thursday night demos, learn something new, take a tour, and meet some makers.

This week we’ve got a welding demo, so mark your calendars for Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

Fun with 3D

Milwaukee Makerspace 3D Egg

Here’s a recent Egg-Bot experiment, putting the Milwaukee Makerspace logo on an egg… in 3D!!!

Well, it’s not really 3D exactly, as I just plotted with blue, then again with red, and the fact that registration isn’t perfect makes it look like 3D printing. But you know, we do have a box full of 3D glasses at the space, so maybe we should test it out.


I also made this egg for BarCampMadison, which happened this passed weekend. The Sector67 guys were there, and gave a session on 3D printers which included the RepRap, and the MakerBot. Speaking of the MakerBot, we’ll be doing a demo of it this week Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at the space. The demo will start around 7:30, and it’s open to the public, so come on down. You can also RSVP on Facebook if you like.