Music Maker Makes a Comeback with a Retro Look and a Modern Delivery - The 3D Printed MakerBot Mixtape
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 4, 2014 — This is so old school, it is totally cool. Back by popular demand, the MakerBot® Mixtape is making a resurgence. This 3D printed version of the iconic DIY music mixtape is now available at the MakerBot Retail Stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut.
The MakerBot Mixtape, available in different color combinations, is a retro way to listen to your favorite music, but with a modern 3D printed twist. Available only at the MakerBot Retail Stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, the MakerBot Mixtape is only $40. To learn more, visit www.makerbot.com/retail-store (Photo: Business Wire)
MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, is known for bringing the future to the present with its MakerBot Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers. But one item that combines today’s 3D printing technology with the allure of something totally retro is the MakerBot Mixtape. The MakerBot Mixtape was one of the first items MakerBot recreated through 3D printing. Originally sold online, the MakerBot Mixtape was so popular, it sold out every time it was made available. Now, MakerBot is gearing up for this blast from the past by 3D printing a variety of color combinations to appeal to music lovers of all kinds, from rock ‘n’ rollers to those with a more classical leaning.
The redesigned MakerBot Mixtape is an all-new 3D printed cassette tape with an MP3 player embedded inside. With an improved user interface, the MakerBot Mixtape offers drag and drop files just like a USB drive. It has 4GB of storage and holds favorite tunes and playlists and will even store 3D printing STL files so you have access to your favorite 3D prints right from your pocket.
“Everyone goes wild for the MakerBot Mixtape,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “It’s retro, it’s cool, it’s colorful, and it’s musical. All of that, plus the fact that it’s 3D printed, make it, in my eyes, one of the most unusual and talked about items we sell. We are happy to bring the MakerBot Mixtape back and offer it exclusively in our MakerBot Retail Stores for our customers.”
The MakerBot Mixtape is available only at the MakerBot Retail Stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut. It sells for $40 and comes in a variety of color combinations. For more information on MakerBot Stores or the MakerBot Mixtape, visit makerbot.com/retail-store.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerBot Desktop, the MakerBot MakerCare® Protection Plan, the MakerBot Retail Stores and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company’s patented FDM®, PolyJet® and WDM™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,900 employees, holds over 550 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.
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