littleBits Electronics recently asked me to take a turn in front of the camera to support an April Fool’s project. It’s a quick comic video where I get to use some of my Harold Lloyd/Buster Keaton silent film-type moves. Spend a minute with it, or just enjoy my overwrought mugging in the still.
This video is one of the main video documents for MakerBot’s Replicator® 3d printer. In addition to acting as the talent for this one, I also wrote the script, adapting it from the documentation I wrote for the Replicator. It was produced (and shot and edited) by Annelise Jeske, star MakerBot TV.
While it may be a bit more prosaic than some of the other videos showcased here, working on documentation like this is very satisfying — quality documentation has a tremendous impact on user experience. I like to think that making this video helped a few people have a smoother first experience with personal fabrication.
Update: MakerBot has decided to delete these videos.
During an earlier phase of MakerBot, I was part of a team tasked with creating a web series for MakerBot’s community — it was originally intended as a support resource, but it grew and took on a life of its own.
Robot Hospital was made without much in the way of time or resources, and it definitely showed in a bad way sometimes. (It was usually put together on Friday afternoons, in a total of 3-4 hours.) Sometimes, though, it just added a manic energy which really made it fun.
Check out my Thingiverse roundup segments, where I do voice-overs and have a look at some of the cooler things available on the design-sharing site. Another favorite is episode 7 which is a mini-doc about a user’s project to build domes with MakerBotted parts.