Category Archive: Design

When You See Stars Wars Think My Content Area VSTE15

I’m in my hotel room in Roanoke, VA cutting out Yoda snow flakes on a Cameo Silhouette cutting plotter. I’m preparing for the opening of the annual Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)… Continue reading

3D Printing in the Classroom: Maker Faire NY 2015

A big thanks to World Maker Faire New York 2015 for allowing me to share my story of 3D Printing in the Classroom http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/52069/ The purpose of the presentation is to share a snapshots… Continue reading

Help Feature Hispanic Heritage on Thingiverse Front Page!

Help! Thingiverse is interested in featuring the National Hispanic Heritage Month collection on the front page! http://www.thingiverse.com/DesignMakeTeach/collections/national-hispanic-heritage-month But there is a problem. The name of the collection is too long. The title of the collection… Continue reading

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! (September 15-October 15) Managed to make quite a bit of progress on the National Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge. Catch the initial brainstorm for the challenge here. https://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/10/brainstorm-hispanic-heritage-month-maker-challenge/ I’ve recruited ELL,… Continue reading

Iterative Design

One of the amazing things about 3D printing and digital fabrication is that it empowers users with the ability to engage in rapid iterative design. Many projects lend themselves to only a single iteration; a… Continue reading

Tutorial: Custom Trophy in Tinkercad

I wrote a tutorial for creating a Custom Trophy in Tinkercad on the Printrbot Learn blog last year. A short teaser is below but you can read the full tutorial at http://learn.printrbot.com/2014/06/22/tutorial-custom-trophy-in-tinkercad/ I’m including this teaser… Continue reading

Brainstorm: Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a recognition of Hispanic and Latino American contributions to the United States as well as a celebration of Hispanic/Latino culture and heritage. The celebration runs from September 15 through October… Continue reading

STEM Camp 2015: Tweets from the Makerspace

Student explaining trap for Chinese Mitten Crab #InvasiveSpecies @chesapeakebay #cubelets @modrobotics #STEM pic.twitter.com/h83L4KOkCN — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) July 10, 2015 Nutria trap: invasive species #STEM camp #Makerspace pic.twitter.com/xIxCSsgrh8 — Design Make Teach… 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

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