World Maker Faire is the US debut of the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. Whether you're an expert in 3D modeling or just getting started, CEO Bre Pettis will show how the MakerBot Digitizer helps you create clean, 3D-printable designs much faster than you could by hand.
Founder & CEO, MakerBot
Bre Pettis builds infrastructure for creativity. Passionate about all things DIY, he is a co-founder of MakerBot Industries, the Brooklyn-based company that's bringing computer-controlled fabrication to the work benches of inventors, hobbyists, and mad scientists everywhere. The company's low-cost 3-D printers turn digital design files into physical objects, vastly reducing the cost and time required to prototype new products, manufacture custom parts, or realize art projects. MakerBot hosts the online community, Thingiverse, where users share designs and collaborate on open source hardware.
Pettis is also a founder of the hacker collective NYCResistor. He created the History Channel TV show History Hacker, produced and hosted Make magazine's Weekend Projects video series, created new media for Etsy.com, and taught art in the Seattle public schools.