How Cool is This: The MakerBot 3D Printer in action @GreenLightLabs

Nick Tommarello and I have set up a place for entrepreneurs called Green Light Labs. It's at the CIC at 1 Broadway in Cambridge. We've outfitted the space with some unusual amenities, including a loft bed and a reclining "work surface" called the Love Sac.

But the coolest thing of all is the 3D printer, officially called the "Thing-O-Matic", but more commonly known by the name of its maker…MakerBot Industries.

If you love things mechanical, then have a look at this video!
The Thing-O-Matic by MakerBot Industries
The MakerBot laying down a "raft" that it will build the 3D object upon.
The software. We're making a test cube here It ends up looking just like a Strawberry Starburst. Just much tougher to chew. And minus the strawberry flavor.
Brad shows off an actual part.
Notice that #2 had some issues. That's called learning curve.
The part on Solidworks.