If you’ve had the pleasure of using MakerBot’s customizer App you’ll know what a simple and brilliant tool it is for getting started in the 3D modelling world. Customizer allows you to take a Thingiverse (MakerBot’s online repository) object and change the parameters or dimensions to fit your needs. It’s an excellent app that really helps you apply the specifics you require to genuinely useful prints.
The success of Customizer, launched at the start of the year, has spurred MakerBot on. They are now seeking to develop their next app, and they want the help of programmers everywhere to come and join them for their first annual Hackathon, a two-day event at their HQ in New York held over the weekend of 6th-7th April:
With the Thingiverse API out in the wild, we want the most creative and daring developers from NYC and beyond to help us explode the potential of our giant repository of 3D designs. Thingiverse is the most popular community for 3D printable things, and we want your Apps to take it to new levels.
- Expect a weekend of:
- Energy drinks (normal food provided, too)
- 3D printing on MakerBot Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers
- Presentations from several of MakerBot staff, including the Thingiverse team
- Tours of our new Downtown Brooklyn office
A brilliant, open doors collaboration? Or just a cheap way to get their next app developed? We’ll let you be the judge of that.