Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Using SketchUp and Makerbot to Model my Home Town.

I recently experienced how Professor Frankenstein must have felt* when he brought his creation to life. I basked in glory (just for a minute) when I realised that, having mastered SketchUp I now had control over a Makerbot and I could make them talk to each other!

Doctor Evil, eat your heart out! (Check out his evil laugh right now on YooChoob. Its great.)

However, when you think about the fact that we have been replicating documents at lightning speeds for decades, it makes you wonder why this has taken us so long! Anyway it's here now and its awesome. Thanks to my buddy Cathal for use of his wonderful machine.

Below are some photos of my first purpose-built model of Shandon, Cork City.

"Watch zis space" as Le Corb would put it...



*I know he's fictional. What do you think I am? Some kind of raving lunatic....? Just go with it willya?

2 comments:

Angelo said...

Paul,

That's excellent. Where can I buy a maker-bot, or shall I borrow a maker-bot and then replicate a new maker-bot from it!

New Site? 'SketchupIreland.com' is a bad link from Linkedin.

Angelo Petraglia
CEO Archetypture2.0

viewsion said...

Hi Angelo. The Makerbot is available from Makerbot industries. The cost of the unit (in kit form) is about $1200 including post (I think).