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Getting Started with MakerBot by Jay Shergill, Anna Kaziunas France, Bre Pettis

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Appendix A. Suggested Reading and Resources

Here’s a list of resources for inspiration and ideas as you design and make things in 3D:

The MakerBot Manifesto

  1. Innovation is best explored through the absurd. For every practical object you print, you must print an absurd object.
  2. Embrace the failures and put them in a box marked “Failures”
  3. A MakerBot Operator shall keep his MakerBot in working order at all times so that if an emergency object such as a lizard shaped swizzle stick or working centrifuge need be created, the MakerBot will be at the ready.
  4. Don’t take apart a MakerBot that is in a state of workingness.
  5. Failure is a form of progress.
  6. Take apart everything to understand how it works so that you may apply those principles to the objects you design.
  7. Print with abandon. Filament is cheap and you’ll learn more from trying out an idea than you will from attempting to perfect the design.
  8. Make things to give away!
  9. Be nice.
  10. MOAR.

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