MakerCon and MakerFaire 2015 - Mega #MakerMayhem
Our first corporate presence at the Trade Show of all Maker Trade Shows: MakerCon and MakerFaire
We had a ton of fun getting to meet new makers, designers, fabricators, roboticators, drone'icators and all others who embrace the Maker Movement these past five days at MakerCon (the "conference" for the trends and forecasting of all things Maker) and MakerFaire (the "Greatest Show and Tell on Earth").
We had the privilege of rocking out with Hans Luther from Cubicity.com - the exclusive reseller of Professional-Grade Voltivo 3D Printer filament and 3D printing supplies. We also had Ms. Jihane L. volunteering with us at MakerCon on Day 2, helping meet, greet and explain what You3Dit.com does and why we're so excited about building out this #sketch2solid process with all of you. If you have any photos of you at our booth, please do Tweet / Instagram at us w/a hashtag: #sketch2solid! We'd love to retweet to our followers!!
We also made some announcements at MakerCon and MakerFaire:
- You3Dit is offering over-the-phone Technical Support #HelpFromAHuman! No more forums, no more waiting for e-mails...If you're having trouble with any of your software or machines, give us a call, we'll do our best to sort things out and allow you to talk to a real person. You can call internationally via Skype. Here's the toll-free number: +1.866.867.3105 (Toll Free) As always, you can reach us via e-mail as well: email@example.com. Friends don't let friends have broken or unused machines!
- You3Dit Inc. is Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited - WooHoo! Thanks to all of you who have supported us to keep growing and in business. Check out the BBB description here. What would you change? What categories would you add? Let us know.
- You3Dit Quality Control Contests - in an effort to better guarantee strong design and fabrication skills, we've started creating projects that our community can submit in order to get more jobs and improve our customer satisfaction. Here's one for Design, and some for Fabrication: Laser Cutting and 3D Printing.
- We have two winners of the MakerCon Newsletter Raffle: Russ from Up27.com and Sateesh! You've both earned $100 upgrades to any project you submit on You3Dit.com. Russ has already gotten started! Check out his Up 27 Gucci Car Keychain. Sateesh S., we'll be sending you an e-mail with details about your $100 project upgrade unless you reach out to us first! Congrats.
Here are some of the highlights that we saw at MakerCon and MakerFaire 2015:
The Flux 3D Printer - includes 3D Scanning and 3D printing all in one device!! They had a successful Kickstarter campaign and are now accepting pre-orders.
The Palette - Multi-filament printing from a single extruder 3D printer. Yes you read that correctly. But "how?" might you ask? Well, I can tell you these guys put a lot of work into this project and it's pretty amazing what they've built. You can read more and possibly even back them and their Kickstarter (although the campaign ends on Wednesday, May 20th).