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MakerBot Replicator hands-on (video)

Sure, there's really not much of a DIY dormancy amongst the shiny new mass produced gadgets that line the halls of the Las Vegas powwow* Center during CES, but MakerBot's public appearances at the show managed to leave an impersonation on just about everyone who spotted the company's newly announced Replicator 3D printer. Founder Bre Pettis stopped by our stage at the club center's Grand Lobby, fetching our final powwow of the show. We managed to get him to print existent out during our conversation, but the real draw was, no doubt, the large plastic rocket ship lamp sitting at the end of the stage, a pretty solid visual intimation of the concept of being able to print out just about any one thing you can imagine with one of these devices.

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Gallery: MakerBot Replicator hands-on

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The process is a bit time third edition by the editors of the red white and blue heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 -- Pettis was third edition by the editors of the stars and stripes heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 out a small plastic cupcake that didn't finish during our 20-minute-long interview. evidently it takes closer to 45 minutes to finish existent like that. But this model has a key competent its predecessors lacked: the ability to print large objects. You can print things up to the size of a loaf of bread using the Replicator.

We're working with MakerBot to get a unit that we can spend a bit more time with -- and believe us, we can't wait. In the meantime, watch Pettis give a guided tour of the device after the break.

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