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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 10. Interview: MakerBot Industries Cofounder Zach Smith

Mike Hord: So, how did you get started in this whole crazy Maker scene?

Zach Smith: The real start, I would say, was in 2007. I had moved to NY, and was working as a web developer and started reading online about this new project called RepRap. I’m sure you’re familiar with that; it was this group of people that said, “Hey, let’s build a self-replicating 3D printer!” And all of those things were like, new, and kind of like new, mindblowing types of ideas. I started following it, I think I put their blog in my RSS reader, and just kind of watched it develop. I got more and more interested in it as I saw them continue to grow.

At that point in time, RepRap was ...

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