Jul.25, 2012

Designers at MakerBot launched a classic product, The MakerBot Mixtape.

From John Dimatos, head of the MakerBot Projects team that created the MakerBot Mixtape: "Before CDs and digital music, offering someone a mixtape was a way to show them that you cared enough to hand-craft a gift. Mixtape revitalizes that idea."

This is one of projects of exploring the limitless possibilities of home manufacturing at Makerbot. Makerbot develops DIY Kits consisting of design files fit for 3D printing and users could order electronic components in the MakerBot store for final assembly.

You can download the cassette model from Thingiverse.com and print out on your own 3D printer. Then simply just snap the electronic module and control buttons into the cassette and a MakerBot Mixtape is ready.

MakerBot Mixtape has 2 GB Memory and 4 hours battery life. With a USB cable you can just plug it in to your Mac or PC and upload your mix.

Sharing the music you love (with the people you love) has never been easier, but how do you make it memorable? Show them you really care with a customized DIY Mixtape hot off your MakerBot Replicator. Purchase the The MakerBot Mixtape Kit for just $25! No 3D Printer? No problem. We made a $39 ready-to-go Mixtape just for you – simply upload your favorite songs!

Technical Specs:

  • 2 GB Memory
  • plays MP3 files
  • internal lithium-ion battery
  • 3 buttons/5 functions (play/pause, skip forward, skip backward, equalizer, reset)
  • 1/8 inch headphone jack interface
  • single cable - USB to 1/8 inch
  • shows up as an external drive when connected (like thumb drive)
  • charges battery when connected
  • drag-and-drop music files
  • can also be used to store and transfer any files from computer to computer

Find out how you can print and assemble a mixtape with step-by-step instruction and how you can buy and even win a preassembled one from MakerBot here.



Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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Chris wrote at 8/25/2013 2:53:10 AM:

No one ships this to UK I have been searching high and low for this. If anyone knows email me please! chrislawrenson@hotmail.com

Jensa wrote at 8/15/2012 10:27:54 AM:

I love this idea, but I can't pay 3x the price for shipping to Europe :-(

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