MakerBot Kicks Off SXSW by Unveiling 3D Scanner: Real World Copy-Paste
“It is the best time to get into hardware.” – Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot.
At the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis kicked off the show with a big announcement: the unveiling of the MakerBot Digitizer. Though only a prototype, Pettis promises that the Digitizer will enable copy and paste for the physical world. “It’s like Tron,” he told the audience. You can scan an object in 3 minutes and then print out a copy.
Pettis continued, “The MakerBot Digitizer is a great tool for archiving, prototyping, replicating, and digitizing prototypes, models, parts, artifacts, artwork, sculptures, clay figures, jewelry, etc. If something gets broken, you can print it again.”
MakerBot has setup a website where you can sign up to learn more about the Digitizer.