BetaBox – a mobile prototyping lab packed with various design tools
Betaversity recently launched BetaBox, a mobile prototyping lab, loaded with rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, design equipment as well as speed of though materials all inside a 25-foot-long shipping container.
Blake Marggraff, a Washington University at St. Louis biology student, together his two partners has developed BetaBox.
BetaBox is just like a portable makerspace useful for a K12 school, a university, or a company to get streamlined solution for rapid prototyping toward the classes, events, conferences, and community outreach projects.
With BetaBox, one can just explore and transform any design ideas into reality with the help of dedicated professionals through most updated micro-manufacturing and design technologies.
BetaBox Units consist of the following :
PrintrBot 3D Printer
Speed of Thought Materials
3D System 3D Scanner
FDM 3D Printer
Leap Motion Technology
Touchscreen Interface Technology
Solidworks 3d Modeling Software
Adobe Creative Suite
The above tools and technologies facilitate the students to use their knowledge which they acquired in the classroom in practical environment.
BetaBox is accessible for rent with a variety of funding options.