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

MakerBot Replicator

MakerBot Replicator 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.

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