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bot The Makerbot is a 3D printer.  The Glenside Public Library just got one.  A demonstration was given just a while ago and I attended.  These printers can produce objects, even rather intricate ones, by printing thin layer after layer of plastic, metal, ceramics or other materials.  A full description and examples of what can be made can be found at http://store.makerbot.com/replicator.html.  We learned about the 3D Makerbot printer which uses ABS plastic to create physical objects from models that you design. In this session, some of the objects the librarians created where demonstrate as well as the different software used to create them.  The place to go to see what is out there to create and how to create it is the http://www.thingiverse.com/.

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