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Inside the Motorola Truck at D11: 3-D Printers, NFC Dog Tags and More

Motorola wants to show makers some love.

The Google-owned handset maker recently commissioned a van, wrapped in Velcro and filled with hackable phones, to drive around the country and lure in developers.

And it made a pit stop in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., to show off its stuff at the D: All Things Digital conference. Dr. Regina Dugan, Motorola’s senior vice president of advanced technology and projects, was on hand to give a tour of the van, along with Moto engineer Jason Chua.

Spoiler alert: While I took a look at some of the interesting prototyping tools in the van, I didn’t get to throw on a velcro suit and attach myself to the wall of the van.

In total, Motorola said, the van will stop at 12 universities and four Maker Faires over the next five months.

Is the Make With Moto truck cool enough to get the company some cachet with the maker crowd? You be the judge:

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