by Dave Mainella
Anyone nostalgic for the days of exchanging personalized tape cassettes full of hand-picked musical favorites can celebrate the recent creation of Brooklyn-based MakerBot. The MakerBot Mixtape brings back mixtape fun with a modern, and 3D, twist.
The MakerBot Applications team developed this DIY project for use with the MakerBot Replicator, a 3D home printer. Customers can download the design files from Thingverse, order the electronics kit from MakerBot, and assemble their very own MakerBot Mixtape.
Thankfully, MakerBot also sells an already-made Mixtape for those without 3D home printing capabilities.
The MakerBot Mixtape is just as functional as it is cool. The MP3 device has 2 GB of memory, a 4 hour batter life, and an easy-to-connect USB functionality.