Design Make Share: An Outline for MAKING in the Classroom

Ready to dive into 3D printing in the classroom? Your students and colleagues will be energized by having access to the latest technology. But be careful, if you just start printing without a… Continue reading

ISTE15: Print It Forward: 3D Printer Fundraising Kit

Hey ISTE 2015 participants! Do you want a 3D printer for your school or classroom? Do you want your students to have the power to turn their ideas into reality? Is cost the… Continue reading

ISTE15: Free Makerspace Starter Kit at Knights of Make-A-Lot Panel

The Knights of Make-A-Lot will be presenting a panel on maker programs, Tuesday, June 30, 12:30–1:30 pm in PCC 125. https://www.isteconference.org/2015/?id=94335470 We will be giving away free Makerspace Starter kits which include free tools and… Continue reading

Featured on Thingiverse: A Look at the Stats

My MOM Gimbal – Print in Place design was featured on Thingiverse on May 8th, 2015. The design is a remix of a Parametric Gimbal model by Bluebie. The small star icon of a Thingiverse… Continue reading

DesignMakeTeach in 3D Printing News

Busy week for DesignMakeTeach in the world of 3D printing. 3dprintingforbeginners.com asked me to contribute some tips for an article. The blog is run by Michel and Yves Sinner, who I had the… Continue reading

Blockhead Blank Design Challenge

I recently saw an article on the tested.com site showing the fabrication of small blockhead figurines based on the Tested mascots. http://www.tested.com/art/makers/522693-making-miniature-tested-blockhead-figurines/ Fabrication of a master model was done using a bandsaw and disc sander out… Continue reading

Printrbot Metal Plus Unboxing

I unboxed my personal Printrbot Metal Plus with heated bed this weekend and have been sharing photos and initial impressions on Instagram. This is a recap for the purpose of easy reference on… Continue reading

Sneak Peek: BronzeFill Polishing Video

Quick sneak peek of video for a BronzeFill polishing tutorial. This video is an experiment in creating video tutorials using an iPhone and Camtasia. Please leave feedback in the comments or contact me… Continue reading

Laser Cutting Printrbot 3D Printers via Inkscape

I support a host of laser cut Printrbots including a Printrbot Jr, Printrbot LC, Printrbot Plus and Printrbot Makers kit. These printers vary widely in condition. The Printbot Jr was used extensively for… Continue reading

The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery Unveiled

The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery was unveiled on December 8th at the Virginia Society for Technology in Education conference Hackerspace. Heroes of 3D Printing: Designers and Artists Series #1 is the first curated set… Continue reading

Update #1: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

Thank you for the strong support for The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. I’ve received some great responses on the blog, Twitter and Instagram. The story was even picked up by the 3D printing media.… Continue reading