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Getting a makerbot at work, therefore lots of questions anticipated!

Any clue which SE might be best?

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Depends on what the nature of the question is. Can you give more details about the kinds of questions that you want to ask. – casperOne Dec 5 '12 at 2:19
    
You could try Robotics. – ronalchn Dec 5 '12 at 7:36
    
@casperOne, my ignorance is pretty comprehensive, so there's no telling what I'll be clueless about at this time! – Mark Harrison Dec 5 '12 at 9:17
    
@MarkHarrison When you actually get the makerbot, and then have a better idea of the type of question you want to ask, that would be a better time to find out where to ask it. By your own words, you don't know what you'll ask, and there's a number of different ways that you can approach makerbot, so we don't have much to help narrow it down for you at this time. – casperOne Dec 5 '12 at 12:42
    
I think a more correct response would seem to be "there's not one at this time." – Mark Harrison Dec 5 '12 at 18:18
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Unless Digital Fabrication makes it through the proposal stage (and does better than its predecessor), there likely isn't a good place for questions about Makerbot.

Maybe Electrical Engineering, but I'm not sure. It'd probably depend on the question.

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Thanks Anna. I'm active on Electrical Engineering; I don't think it's a good fit there. I have similar doubts about Digital Fabrication; I think the number of people who do CNC milling, etc, are going to be much smaller than the number of of people who get a 3D printer. I imagine that as 3D printers pick up in popularity things will sort themselves out SE-wise. Thanks! – Mark Harrison Dec 5 '12 at 18:12

Updating Anna's answer:

Digital Fabrication had little success.

Still, it seems there is a constant need for such a place, because its successor, 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping is currently in proposal stage.

I stumbled on this question searching for a similar place, and encourage all those who do to take a little time to back up this Area 51 proposal.

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3D Printing Stack Exchange is now up and running!

We're actually less than one day old - more like seven hours, actually - but the site is healthy and will hopefully enter public beta within a couple weeks. The Area 51 description is

Beta Q&A site for the tools and applications of 3D printing.

We've already had one question about Makerbot, and there's now a tag.

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