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MakerBot Looks to Occupy Wall Street’s Office Space

Makerbot Cupcake in Action

3D printing pioneer startup MakerBot has outgrown its headquarters and is moving to One MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn’s tech triangle. It’s neighbors? Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

MakerBot founder Bre Pettis told the Wall Street Journal, ”We’re going to put the tech in Metrotech, literally,” in a feature that shared some of the company’s early history:

MakerBot was founded in a “hacking collective” called NYC Resistor, at 397 Bridge St. Mr. Pettis and his partners, Adam Mayer and Zach Smith, quit their jobs in 2009 and locked themselves in a room with caffeine and a case of ramen until they came out with a prototype for a 3-D printer.

Since that time, MakerBot has grown to over 125 employees and is now in need of new headquarters.

Our only hope is that MakerBot’s new Wall Street neighbors take the opportunity to visit and try out 3D printing for themselves. Maybe they will be inspired to help finance this revolutionary industry.

History of Makerbot


Via Wall Street Journal.

Fab Lab of the Week: Collab in New York City [video]

This week’s featured Fab Lab is Collab, a New York City-based think tank and fabrication laboratory.

As co-founders Mark and Adina Levin explain in the video below, Collab is an art and science collaborative. Designers, engineers and scientists share the space to work on their own ideas but also collaborate on projects. If someone has an idea and needs specialized skills, they can tap into the talent pool and combined experience at Collab.

In the 5,500 square foot facility, shared equipment available to members includes 3D printer, laser cutter, woodshop, sewing studio.

Below is a video interview and feature produced by Fast Company.

Last year, Collab supported Maker Faire with a project called Electric Doodle. Kids who were attending Maker Faire could design their own art displays with LEDs and get a real-time print out of their creations.