Video: Robots that make things! (And how sharing is the best way to run a business and your life.)

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3D printing the open source way

A few folks from Red Hat's video team had the opportunity last summer to attend the first Open Video Conference in New York. We met some inspiring, open minded, and highly motived people and even got the chance to talk to a few of them on camera. (You know, just doing our job.)

One person that we absolutely had to talk to was Bre Pettis: video blogger, open source advocate, entrepreneur, and all around great guy. Bre is one of the founders of MakerBot Industries, a company that makes "robots that make things." Awesome robots. Awesome things.


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Check out the video to hear Bre talk about how the robots work, openness in design, living in the future, and sharing everything... always. Oh yeah, and enjoy some sweet 3D printer action.

*Some of the clips used with permission from Bre's YouTube page.


Hi there! I'm a video editor for Red Hat and have proudly spent most of my life as a geek. Or maybe it's a nerd. Either way, I know what I like and I like it a lot.


Bre Pettis is an inspiration. I plan on building a makerbot someday although I am now confused because I thought it was the RepRap. I am thinking there is some overlap but not sure...

That is great Red Hat went to Open Video Conference. I will be there this year if it is still in New York.

If you fall into this category and you already have ideas for Internet businesses but you haven’t actually started one yet, then I have some very simple advice for you – just do it! Put something into action, get some results even if the result is no result (that’s a result still!) so you can actually start to move forward. Stop dreaming/planning/thinking and start doing.

If you have several ideas and you don’t know which one to run with, pick the one that you can best leverage your existing skills, contacts and resources and do some testing. You may think one idea has “more potential” or you might earn more money from it, but that probably also means you face more risk and a longer learning curve. The thing with long learning curves is that if you don’t already have the chutzpah to even start a business a long learning curve is just going to be, well, too long for you. You don’t have the motivation or the courage or the experience or the conviction or whatever it is to push you through the slow process of failing that you must go through in order to succeed. Btw It's really nice to discuss with you. I am happy but now I am collecting the <a href="">music videos</a> for my friends and other persons. Because I my aim to provide best and knowledgeable material. And I hope you will also like and help me to continue this

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