My Brother and I went halves on a 3D printer, one of the coolest purchase we made. Past that it was the typical clothes and food, nothing too exciting. Almost finished a case for a mini 4TB file server. Trashy did some cool stuff with with a phone gamepad mount.
Yea MakerBot 2 Looks really nice except for the price tag, we went the cheaper route and to be honest it's a nice printer, we had to make some modifications to make it run well but they were all stuff that you can print out. they may not look pretty but I do suggest checking out www.Printrbot.com. as far a Cad programs I suggestwww.tinkercad.com it's stupid easy to use and it's Linux friendly.