Like many other folks, we bought a Makerbot for exploration and experimentation. A group of students (Belinda Dang, Evan Kuester, and Marcus Lew) in our Advanced RP/RM course waited patiently for their Makerbot. It finally arrived in the lab with about two weeks left in the school quarter.
They got the Bot assembled, tested , and running (with some special help of Matthew Wilson). Matthew stopped by to lend us a Makerbot driver board and give us some hands-on training. They had fun testing the Makerbot (check out the build part).
The bot was able to span over 2 inches without support material — Very Interesting.