|The i3Dbot shop in Paradise Park's IT Zone, Bangkok Thailand.|
What's new and exciting is my first sighting of a working 3D printer on the 2nd floor of Bangkok's Paradise Park, next to the more well known Seacon Square shopping center. It was busily printing away within the i3Dbot shop, in Paradise Park's IT zone.
The i3Dbot's specs can be found on the shop's website here. If you visit the shop, you'll also get a chance to see many examples of the printer's work. They range from toys and architectural models, to hardware and spare parts. Interestingly enough, some functional aspects of the shop itself, such as a lock to secure the laptop running the software for the printer, are also 3D printed.
It will be interesting to see what happens next -- to see if Thai hackerspaces start folding 3D printing into their activities (if they haven't already) and if other 3D printing makers and distributors begin popping up in Bangkok or elsewhere across Thailand. I already covered 3D printing companies in Singapore, now it looks like I can save myself a trip when I finally decide to get serious about getting a 3D printer.
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|An i3Dbot is always running in the shop, surrounded by a collection of prints made on it. The 3D printer takes .stl files, which would mean you could use SketchUp and its .stl converter to make objects you'd like to print.|
|Some more examples of the i3Dbot's work. The detailing on the castles were nice -- there is definitely potential for augmenting tabletop gaming, models, toys, and even architectural presentations.|
|You can see the whole set up, the printer on the left and the laptop running the machine on the right, to get an idea of the overall footprint it will have on your bench. Visit the i3Dbot shop at Paradise Park, 2nd floor, Bangkok Thailand or visit their website, http://i3dbot.com/ if you'd like more information.|