The President, during a State of the Union, does rally the troops to begin the next industrial revolution. The launch of MakerBot Academy may indeed be an attempt to realize President Obama’s urge to: “ensure that the Next Industrial Revolution in manufacturing will happen in America.” The plan is pretty simple, and already underway, from where 3D printer maker stands. The company is launching classroom curriculum and a partnership with DonorsChoose.org and Autodesk that will bring 3D printing to the mainstream classroom. In my own learning about the available hardware, including visiting 3D Printing labs all over the city, the Rep2X is by far the most well-supported, both in terms of product and community. If I were spending my own, hard-earned money, I would spring for their stuff. An exciting initiative led by an exciting company.