DESIGNERS. MakerShed.com, the official online store of Make: and Maker Faire, has added the new Sprout desktop design platform by HP to its list of featured products. Customers can now purchase Sprout in Maker Shed.
“This computer is an incredibly innovative tool for Makers,” said Sonia Wong, General Manager of Commerce at Maker Media. “We’re proud to have it available in Maker Shed because it’s changing the way people create and use technology for projects from art and design to prototyping.”
The initial idea for Sprout started as a collection of hardware and software to deliver a 2-D experience, but it grew into a powerful 3-D platform. With this type of creative computing technology, this computer has been able to break down the barriers between physical and digital, changing the way Makers engage and interact with the world around them.
“Our goal was to use Sprout to create new computing experiences by reimagining the way people collaborate and create projects,” said Eric Monsef, head of highly immersive systems at HP. “We designed it with Makers, artists and innovators in mind, so we’re excited that it’s now available at MakerShed.com.”
For under $2,000 customers can own this all-in-one computer for designing and creating projects. Users can capture real world objects in 3-D and apply and edit them from either Sprout’s touch screen or touch pad in an instant. With such a simple user interface, Sprout makes getting creative easy and fun for all ages. The computer is incredibly powerful, boasting an Intel Core i7 Processor, 1 terabyte of storage and a Windows operating system.
To learn more about the capabilities of Sprout and to purchase, visit the product page on MakerShed.com.
About Maker Media
Headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels. The Make: brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its Make: magazine, makezine.com, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties.