Bre Pettis

Bre Pettis is a founder of Makerbot, a company that produces robots that make things. Bre is also a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn. Besides being a TV host and Video Podcast producer, he's created new media for Etsy.com, hosted Make: Magazine's Weekend Projects podcast, and has been a schoolteacher, artist, and puppeteer. Bre is passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY.

Demo: ModelBuilder and MakerBot

A practical demo of parametric modeling for the MakerBot, using the ModelBuilder library for Processing. We'll be looking at how to build polygon mesh models without all those pesky for-loops. Bring a laptop with Processing installed, we'll have MakerBots and plastic. You probably need to know what vertices, quad strips and vectors are to get the best value for your time. But fret not, sample code will be provided

Session: The MakerBot Frontier (Snakestas, Printable Clocks, Drabbits, and Other Artifacts of the Recently Possible)

Bre Pettis, cofounder of MakerBot, NYCResistor and Thingiverse will show and demonstrate the latest in personal manufacturing technology and collaborative projects that are make-able on a MakerBot, a DIY 3D printer. He'll share stories and anecdotes from the bleeding edge of open source hardware, collaborative physical mashups, and other wonderful developments in the DIY manufacturing space.