Crazy! I live in Chicago and I'm going to drive to Home Depot and see this for myself!!! I'd love to take one of these on a trial run!!!
Now you can buy a MakerBot 3D printer at Home Depot
Chicago-area stores are among the first to begin selling the 3D printing hardware
Mon Jul 14 2014
Photograph courtesy of MakerBot
Looking for a way to create your own action figure or find a replacement part for a home appliance? Today, MakerBot announced that it will begin selling its Replicator Desktop 3D Printers in a handful of Home Depot stores across the U.S. It just so happens that three of those stores are located in Chicago (1232 W North Ave, 1300 S Clinton St, 2665 N Halsted St).
Beginning today, customers will be able to visit the aforementioned Home Depot stores to learn more about 3D printing, view live demonstrations and take home a freshly printed souvenir. Each location will be offering a selection of MakerBot products, ranging from the high-end 5th Generation Replicator 3D Printer ($2,899) to the Replicator Mini 3D Printer ($1,375).
Not ready to commit to a pricy piece of futuristic technology? You can always head over to the Maker Lab at Harold Washington Library Center and participate in a free 3D printing workshop or show up during open shop to print your latest creation.