Everyone wants to be a MakerBot. Here is how to live your dream - become a MakerBot today!
Step 1: Find a Box
I used a chair box I found in the Botcave because we've been hiring so many people and getting chairs for them. But you can use whatever box you want. This one happened to be the perfect size for a MakerBot costume.
Step 2: Gather Supplies
The foundations for a good MakerBot costume are box cutters, scissors, and tape. Cutting out the walls of the box was easiest with box cutters. I used the scissors to cut pieces of brown paper I salvaged from the recycling bin to coat the box with. I used the tape to hold the paper in place.
Step 3: Paper your Box
Covering the box with brown paper was the most time consuming part of this job. It took over an hour. An alternative solution is to turn the box inside out, which would require cutting down one of the sides and potentially compromising its structural integrity.
Step 4: Get Your M On
I printed out an M on brightly colored paper and used an exacto knife to cut it out. There was no time to spell out â€œMakerBot Industries,â€ or to preserve the bump in the front wall of the Cupcake for the M. I was proud just to have a bright-colored, nicely printed MakerBot logo.
Step 5: Bling Your MakerBot
Thereâ€™s no doubt about it â€“ people are impressed by LED lights. Feel free to decorate your MakerBot with circuit boards, plastic parts, and anything else you find lying around. But if thereâ€™s one thing that will make the costume, itâ€™s those bright little LEDs.
Step 6: Accesorize
Any good MakerBot costume is all about the final touches. I gathered some ABS, put some blue tape on my belly, wielded an extruder, appropriated a freshly printed object and taped it to my belly to mimic a MakerBot object platform.