Viewing: 3D Printing

Revisiting 3DRV: Legacy Effects Studio of Marvel Characters and More

I’ve been thinking a bunch about my time with Jason Lopes and Legacy Effects. It was only an afternoon at the very start of the 3DRV national roadtrip, but it still sticks out in my mind, for pure cool factor. I mean, hanging out with the team that made some of the most amazing suits […] Read More

Portland Community College Builds Maker Culture

There’s a saying that people will use to describe a person who is especially strong in some way: “A force of nature.” One of my first stops, earlier this year, was to Portland, Oregon. There I met Gregg Meyer, the Interim Dean of Math and Industrial Tech at Portland Community College – Sylvania campus, and […] Read More

Tennessee Technology University And The Business Of Making 3D Practical

Finding a college or university that is entrepreneurial is not an easy task. Some will speak about it or create a course with the term embedded in it. Some schools like to grab hold of the buzzwords, but Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in Cookeville is doing something daily to inspire makers, build makerspaces, and enable […] Read More

3D Printing Goliath (Sam), STEM, SWW 2016 Experience and Future of Design

At 15 feet tall, the ABCD 3D Printer from SeeMeCNC is the tallest 3D printer in the world. Throughout the SOLIDWORKS World 2016 show, I found myself going back to their printer, to watch it in action. And to marvel at what they had done, on a whim, but I’m getting ahead of myself. John […] Read More

30+ STEAM Classroom Activities With HP Sprout Pro

The HP Sprout Pro is a new kind of all-in-one computer that enables teachers and students to make, design, and customize the world around them. That sounds like a big claim, but it offers a combination of technologies to increase student engagement and exploration. I have written about technical details for the HP Sprout Pro […] Read More

HP Sprout Capture Stage Makes 3D Scanning Easy

After my Portland 3D Printing Lab visit, and all the questions about the scanner technology for the HP Sprout, I thought I might talk a little bit about the less-noticed part of the scanning process in this post – the Capture Stage. The HP Sprout Pro Capture Stage is a simple and innovative method of […] Read More

Happy Meal Boxes And Mattel View-Master Give Your Kid A Look At Virtual Reality and 3D

There is a funny cartoon making its way around the internet adding a new layer to the fairly well-known Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the bottom of the pyramid, someone graffiti-scrawled a new more important layer: WiFi now sits as more fundamental than food, water, shelter, and warmth. Sure, someone is just having fun, but […] Read More

Portland 3D Printing Lab Tests HP Sprout

The quiet whirring sound emanating from the white turntable as it cycled 360 degrees gently caught attention. It was not the two 3D printers sitting on the same table. For these curious ones, it was not the free food or drink offered by the well-known PDX 3DP Lab meetup. It was the piece of driftwood […] Read More

Portland Oregon Is Maker Central – Visit To TiCycles

Quick post to show you some photos from my visit to Portland this week. As the title implies, Portland is a haven for makers, urban manufacturers, craftspeople, artisans, and it is an amazing place to hangout. My first stop was in North Portland to the home of TiCycles — handmade bicycle makers. They are experimenting […] Read More