About Erik

I'm co-developer of the http://Ultimaker.com 3D printer and and http://YouMagine.com I'm an open source entrepreneur. I created two ICT startups that do well. I'm doing research into innovation and disruptive technologies. This is where RepRap, FabLabs and other fabrication facilities come into play: professional fabrication is becoming more and more accessible for the creative or even the average person. I've built and share 4 RepRap's (+derivatives) and 3D printing objects, especially on your own machine, is really a magical experience. I'm also building more RepRaps with the FabLabs in the Netherlands and I give presentations on user fabrication at:

2010-12 BOTACON, New York City, USA (announced here) 2010-11 Demo'd Ultimaker at TEDxAmsterdam 2010-11 Talk at Fourth Annual Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit, FSCONS 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden 2010-08 FAB6. Together with Adrian Bowyer and Rhys Jones, Amsterdam. 2010-06 Open Community Camp 2010 (talk and demo) 2010-04 European Space Agency (ESA). Talk on RepRap, self-replicating flexible manufacturing tools and Additive Manufacturing and its applications in the space sector. 2010-04 Speaking at SHiFT Portugal. Also hosting a tech workshop. 2010-03 MIT Innovation Lab, Talk on my RepRap and Open Hardware research at MIT Sloan School of Management,Cambridge, MA, USA 2010-02: FOSDEM 10, Brussels (Demo. Talk by Adrian Bowyer) 2010-01 Guest Lecture at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL. 2009-11 NPOX new media festival (demo), Hilversum, NL 2009-11 Innovation centered conference at Essent, Den Bosch, NL 2009-11 The Emergence of Innovation Communities in Open Hardware, Nottingham University, UK 2009-11 Media Ecologies, Salford University, Manchester, UK 2009-10 PHILIPS Corporate Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation Masterclass, Deurne, NL 2009-08 Hacking At Random, Demo during main track. Speakers: Adrian Bowyer and Neil Gershenfeld, Vierhouten, NL 2009-06 Reboot 11 in Copenhagen, Denmark 2008-11 The Wikimedia Conference (Wikipedia), Utrecht, NL

Interviews / other coverage: 2010-04 Interview in Dutch radio show "Met 't oog op morgen" (weblog, player, mp3) 2010-04 Dutch Newspaper "Trouw": two page article 2010-03 Interview Reformatorisch dagblad (article forthcoming) 2010-03 Omroep Brabant (Hot en Gespot) 2010-02 Dutch National news: NOS Journaal op 3 (view it via Youtube) 2010-02 Dutch Newspaper article in NRC and NRC.next (also: video interview on NRC.next weblog) 2009-12 Dutch article in Intermediair

View my Blog about fabrication & RepRap: http://blog.erikdebruijn.nl/ Connect to my linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/edebruijn Twitter: http://twitter.com/ErikDeBruijn

My company that sponsors RepRap and Thingiverse: https://www.budgetdedicated.com/RepRap