Big Day for Brooklyn Makers

If you haven’t noticed yet, Brooklyn has become the epicenter of today’s maker culture.  Whether you’re looking for artisan pickles or the world’s first desktop wire bender (from our DUMBO neighbors, Pensa Labs!), if you’re seeking the cutting edge of creativity chances are you’ll find it here.

One of the leaders of the Brooklyn maker movement has been MakerBot.  Founded in Brooklyn by Bre Pettis, the company was acquired by Stratasys in June and has continued its trajectory to the top of the consumer 3D printing segment.

Today, MakerBot announced the formation of the MakerBot Academy.  This initiative, in partnership with America Makes, aims to put a desktop 3D printer in every school in America.  Imagine the possibilities.  If you’re looking to get involved, we pulled this list from the press release:

What You Can Do

1. Get the word out. Tell the teachers you know to register at

2. Support a school. Contribute to the effort by choosing a teacher; help get them set for the Next Industrial Revolution.

3. Participate in the Thingiverse Challenge. Develop models that teachers can use to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.