Such a printer will allow not only the actualization of 3d graphical
objects, but the manufacture of one-of-a-kind objects needed for
projects. Both printers use STL ("STereoLithography") format 3-d
models as input.
Want to Print? Send us the STL!
Thanks to Biggie's cleverness, you can submit an STL (or .thing) file
to the hackerspace, and we'll print it for you. Note that the printer
is a "Makerbot Mini" (so things can't be too huge). Also note that
the usual rules about printing still apply. No gun parts; no devices
of an, um, anatomically correct nature for erotic purposes.
The hackerspace makerbot is available to any Rutgers
student/faculty/staff, but ONLY to those people. Sorry.