Sep.7, 2013

The upcoming customizable, assembled-in-the-USA Moto X will be "the first smartphone that you can design yourself." For showing its love to makers, Motorola commissioned in July a 'Make-with-Moto' truck filled with hackable phones, 3D printers, laser cutters, scanning systems and soldering stations, etc and started driving around the country visiting schools.

A side project during this trip is called MAKEwithX. The truck crew have designed a set of delightful co-creation experiences for Moto X owners to create personal, one-of-a-kind accessories for their Moto X smartphones using group's 3D printers.

The truck crew is able to craft unique accessories such as NFC-enabled topographic dog tags and tessellation bracelets, backplates and clear cases etc. With the help of Radiolaria, a Nervous-developed physics-based phone case generator inspired by cellular and crystallin forms, users could design their own accessories and cases. "You can choose a cellular, polygonal or crystalline design and then apply various forces to your structure until you have a form you are happy with. The lattice-work of the 3D printed case will allow you to see your customized Moto X color underneath!" writes MAKEwithX team.

The 3D printers the group is using are the Projet 3500 Max HD, the Projet 460 plus as well as the Cube home 3D printer.

The team will be running MAKEwithX activities between New York and Boston over the next six weeks, so if you want to get a chance to build your own creations with the MAKEwithMOTO crew tweet @MAKEwithMOTO using #MAKEwithX.


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