Did you think the mixtape was dead? Well you where wrong as a company called MakerBot are going to bring them back to live with their new DIY MP3 playing tapes, the process is tremendously simple too, all you do head over to MakerBot’s website, and pick up the MakerBot Mixtape Kit for $25,once you receive the link, you just download the software and load your songs on its 2GBs of memory via the included USB lead on your PC or Mac.

If you have the money you could also use the Replicator to print out and snap together your own mixtape, check out the press release below.

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[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]The MakerBot Mixtape: Rediscover A Lost Classic

Brooklyn, NY July 25, 2012 – The mad scientists at MakerBot are delighted to announce the launch of their latest product, The MakerBot Mixtape. Rediscover the magic of making a mixtape – with or without a MakerBot 3D creation machine. Make your Mixtape today.

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 ready-to-go Mixtape just for you – simply upload your favorite songs!

“Before CDs and digital music, offering someone a mixtape was a way to show them that you cared enough to hand-craft a gift. Our Mixtape revitalizes that idea,” said John Dimatos, head of MakerBot Applications.

The MakerBot Mixtape kicks off a new series of MakerBot Projects designed by the MakerBot Applications team in Brooklyn, NY. This 3D design team explores the limitless possibilities of home manufacturing by developing MakerBot Projects – DIY Kits consisting of design files fit for 3D printing plus electronic components available for purchase in the MakerBot store.

To make The MakerBot Mixtape, just download the cassette from Thingiverse.com, pick your colors, and fire up your MakerBot. Open your Kit and snap the memory chip and control buttons into the cassette. Now you’re ready to upload your mix! Just plug in to your Mac or PC with the USB cable included. Finally, give that one-of-a-kind gift to someone you love. You might want to bring a camera, too.

Don’t have The Replicator™ yet? Let MakerBot show you what you’re missing. Hop onto the MakerBot Facebook Page and upload a photo of yourself holding a sign that says ‘Make Me A Mixtape!’ From now through August 8th, MakerBot will select one winner each day to receive a personalized Mixtape created by a member of the MakerBot Staff. Win your Mixtape today!

Technical Specifications

2 GB Memory
plays MP3 files
internal lithium -i on battery
4 hour battery life
3 buttons/5 functions (play/pause, skip forward, skip backward, equalizer, reset)
1/8 inch headphone jack interface
single cable – USB to quarter 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

The MakerBot Mixtape Kit Includes:

• Electronic board
• USB Cable
• Instructions

About MakerBot
Winner of the Popular Science ‘Product of The Future’ award and the Consumer Electronics Show ‘Best Emerging Tech’ award for 2012, The Replicator™ is an affordable, open source 3D printer by MakerBot. Like previous generations of MakerBots, The Replicator™ is a personal factory compact enough to fit on your desktop. Assembled and tested in Brooklyn by skilled technicians, The Replicator™ is ready within minutes to start printing right out of the box. It builds physical objects layer-by-layer using design files that users create or simply download for free from Thingiverse.com, MakerBot’s community design library. With over 20,000 members, Thingiverse has become the leading destination on the Web for posting digital design files, documenting designs, and collaborating on open source hardware.
New MakerBot operators join a family of innovators from around the world who love to share their passion and expertise in 3D printing with one another. With remarkable advances since the company’s groundbreaking start in 2009, MakerBot Industries continues to demonstrate its dedication to putting the tools of creativity into the hands of everyone.


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