Tag Archive: 3D printing

Greater America : A 3D Portrait

Greater America is a portrait of America transformed. This really great 3D artwork showcases our future. Made in America, this piece is rendered in patriotic red, white and blue. To the east and west the blue states are… Continue reading

An Interview with DesignMakeTeach

I’ve received 3 interview requests in the past few weeks via email. Takes a chunk of time to respond so I feel like I should at least get a blog post out of… Continue reading

Looking for African American History on Thingiverse

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened September 24, 2016 in Washington D.C. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture.… Continue reading

Dominion Makerspace Build Out Video

It has been a pretty crazy few months building out and opening the Dominion Makerspace. One of the requirements for the CTE Makeover Challenge winners was to create a short video to be… Continue reading

3D Printable Dash Accessories

At the April STEM camp meeting I was asked to 3D print bulldozer blades for a set of robots. One of the STEM camp teams was going to use Dash robots from Wonder… 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

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

3D Printing Easter Eggs

Holidays are a great opportunity for makers to challenge themselves to create new designs and try new techniques and then share them with the world. Every holiday is an evergreen design challenge that… Continue reading