Winner: CTE Makeover Challenge

Woot! My school has been honored as a prize winner in the CTE Makeover Challenge from the U.S. Department of Education. We are winning $20,000 and a share of in-kind prizes from the $375,000+… Continue reading

CTE Makeover Challenge Proposal

I recently helped submit a proposal for the U.S. Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge. The challenge called for high schools to design CTE focused makerspaces to give students the tools and space to create,… Continue reading

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

Kindergartners Make Marvelous Mother’s Day Pendants

An elementary art teacher asked me to help with a Mother’s Day project for her Kindergarten class. She wanted heart shaped cookie cutters of a specific size for cutting out clay tiles. I… Continue reading

Experiment: SketchFab Embed

Experimenting with using SketchFab to embed 3D previews of models in blog posts. Learn more about creating custom 3D printed dice for the classroom. Fraction Die by DesignMakeTeach on Sketchfab If you are… Continue reading

Easy 3D Design with Clipart

Creating quick 3D models is an essential skill for any educator with a 3D printer. Luckily it is easy to create 3D designs using 2D clipart. The secret is to use vector based clipart files… Continue reading

Help! Maker Project Chaos

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

3DP Inking Einstein

Quick timelapse video of the process of inking a 3D Print of Cosmo Wenman’s scan of  Albert Einstein sculpture by Jacob Epstein, 1933. The 3D model can be found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51501 Learn more about… Continue reading

Ink Your 3D Prints

Add color to your 3D prints using alcohol based inks. This simple technique quickly turns a plain plastic print into a colorful piece of art. There are a number of techniques for adding color to 3D… Continue reading

Tic Tac Box Challenge

Challenge: Make something to turn a Tic Tac box into something new then share your design with the world. Yesterday, I finished a box of Tic Tac Mixers (Cherry Cola flavored of course) and was about… Continue reading

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: Women’s History Month – 0 Results

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the contribution of women to events in history and modern society. It was in the back of my mind to check what items were… Continue reading