extended through December 23, 10pm pacific!
Who’s that coming down the chimney? It’s Voucher Claus again! And he’s got a mittenful of glowing BOGO Ponoko vouchers.
If you know someone who makes stuff, then you know someone who would love a Ponoko voucher — which is like a New Zealand word for gift certificate. And the best part of giving this gift is that you get a little something for yourself.
Vouchers are emailed as PDFs so you can print them off for stocking stuffers or keep it virtual.
• Buy a $100 gift voucher – get a FREE $50 making voucher
• Buy a $50 gift voucher – get a FREE $25 making voucher
• Buy a $25 gift voucher – get a FREE $10 making voucher
What’s the difference you ask?
A *gift voucher* is good for any part of a make-it-yourself order: making, materials, and shipping. A *making voucher* is good for the making costs i.e. the actual laser cutting, CNC routing, or 3D printing.
Unlike coupon codes, vouchers *can* be used with Ponoko Prime accounts!
Vouchers good for make-it-yourself orders only, not showroom purchases. Valid at Ponoko US & NZ making hubs only. Please see our Gift Voucher Guidelines for details on redeeming gift vouchers and our Making Voucher Guidelines for details on redeeming making vouchers. Vouchers may not be combined with coupon codes or other discounts.
Save on your Christmas order with coupon code PPP3VO.
RazorLAB, our UK lasercutting parter, is offering a 20% discount on any lasercutting order before midnight December 24th. This offer applies for UK and international orders. Just be sure to get everything into one order, because it’s limited to one use per customer.
Use coupon code PPP3VO at checkout to redeem your savings.
What is sad for Wired may be a boon for DIY electronics.
Chris Anderson of Wired has announced that he is leaving his job as editor in chief in order to devote himself to 3D Robotics, a company he cofounded that makes DIY drones. We can’t wait to see what he does with his drones.
“This is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream,” Mr. Anderson said in a statement. I’m confident that Wired’s mission to influence and chronicle the digital revolution is stronger than ever and will continue to expand and evolve.”
Photo Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson
Via New York Observer
Tweet your Ponoko projects!
Here’s your chance to win a free Ponoko project every month of 2013.
How to enter:
Tweet a pic or link of your Ponoko-made project with hashtag #YippeeYay
Each unique project tweeted between November 2 and December 10 will be entered in a random drawing to win.
If you haven’t made with Ponoko before, tweet a pic or link of your design file that’s been accepted by our system. (There’s a bit of a learning curve to making stuff with Ponoko, and we’d like the prize to go to someone that can really use it.)
1 winner will receive a $200 credit every month of 2013. Credit can be used towards any costs of a Ponoko US or NZ order including making, materials, shipping, and material samples. Cannot be used towards items supplied by Sparkfun. Unused credit does not rollover (resets at the start of each month) and is not redeemable for cash.
Contest closes Monday, December 10 at 8pm pacific time. Winner will be announced the following week.
We can’t wait to see what you make!! And don’t forget to use #YippeeYay
Purpose built 3D modelling software for designing 3D models for printing
MeshUp is a purpose built 3D modelling application for 3D printing. At first glance, MeshUp appears to have similar mesh mixing capabilities as Autodesk meshmixer. However it includes much more powerful and 3D printing specific features. Developed by a company called Uformia, they claim – “MeshUp is the first real volume modeler for meshes. We want to make life easier for 3D printing and for creators. At Uformia we envision a very different experience for users, where without effort, a creator can be sure that their models are always ready for 3D printing.” (more…)
Manufacturing development emulating the software worldDesign studio Teague recently showcased 13:30, a pair of headphones at Makerfaire. They are currently experimenting with applying the concept of releasing products in ‘beta’ to manufacturing. For Teague, John Mabry designed a pair of headphones entitled 13:30, for print on a professional grade FDM 3D printer using commonly available electronic components. (more…)
And features lots of Ponoko-made products!
STORY is a different kind of retail shop that aims to support both commerce and the community. The 2000 square foot space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood rotates merchandise based on a monthly theme and hosts various events that tie in.
STORY’s newest theme ‘Making Things’ opens this Saturday, October 6 at 11am and runs through October 28.
The new retail assortment will relate to the concept of Making Things, from products with a literal interpretation such as DIY kits to items with a more abstract relationship to the theme like ‘making memories’ or ‘making time’.
We were delighted to have five Ponokoans invited to sell their designs at STORY this month:
Slashing costs on orange and black — all month long.
Hello Ponokoans, and happy October. We’ve got a Halloween treat for you!
All of our orange and black lasercutting materials of *all sizes* are 50% off through October 31. That’s right; we took out our chainsaws and kitchen knives and slashed the pricing right in half!
It was so much fun that our European partners did it too!! Except they used swords, because they live in Europe. But the point is, ALL orange and black lasercutting materials of ALL sizes at ALL of our lasercutting hubs are 50% off!!
• Ponoko / United States materials — prices already reduced
• Ponoko / New Zealand materials — prices already reduced
• RazorLAB United Kingdom materials — refunds will be issued
• Vectorealism / Italy materials — prices already reduced
• Formulor / Germany materials — prices already reduced
Here are just a few of the victims:
Quick note: If you need your orange/black order actually by Halloween, you need to have you order in no later than October 15!
Quick note #2: Ponoko Making Vouchers cannot be redeemed against orders containing the materials discounted for this promotion.