Category Archive: Digital Fabrication

3D Printing Nerd Interview

Had a great time this weekend at the Printed Solid store Grand Opening in Newark, Deleware. Store owner, Matthew Gorton, runs my go to online filament supplier at printedsolid.com. He has expanded from online… Continue reading

Help! Maker Project Chaos

Help! My Maker Projects are in Chaos! Digital files & prints scattered everywhere. How do you manage?

Desktop CNC: Carvey Unboxing

Last year during the National Week of Making, Inventables CEO, Zach Kaplan committed to donating a CNC machine to a school in every state. One of the schools I support, the Loudoun Academy of… Continue reading

3DP Woven Texture

Happy accident.   Printing a model using code sliced for 0.8mm with a 0.4mm nozzle produced this beautiful woven appearance. The overall texture is reminiscent of lace or wicker. The model was printed… Continue reading

3D Printing Graphs with Desmos

3D print a graph using this workflow that utilizes Desmos.com and other online tools to generate a STL file. Pictured here is the Lists: Falling Ladder example from Desmos. Graph to 3D Print… Continue reading

Tuskegee Airmen – 3D Design Challenge

The Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex, will be celebrating the contribution of African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. http://airandspace.si.edu/events/heritage-days/african-american/ “The day will include… Continue reading

3D Printing as a Storytelling Tool

One of the most powerful outcomes of Maker Education is empowering children as designers. Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, is a classic literary exploration of child as designer and maker.… Continue reading

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 Printed Negative Integer Dice

Students design 3D printed Negative Integer Dice in Tinkercad for an ELL teacher.

Ultimate Home Digital Fabrication Workshop

After spending an entire weekend checking out the latest maker tech at World Maker Faire New York, I have one question. What would it take to build the Ultimate Home Digital Fabrication Workshop? I’m lucky to… 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

Experimenting with Stainless Steel Filament

Experiments with Stainless Steel filament from Proto-Pasta.  Find out more about this metal infused filament here. http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/stainless-steel-pla Be aware that the filament is highly abrasive and can wear out your nozzle quickly. See my polishing… Continue reading