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Top 20 3D Printing Influencers 2014

Wow…somehow I was named number 7 on this list of the top 20 3D printing influencers in the world. The list was compiled from a number of social media metrics. […]


Workshop: Which 3D Printer Should I Buy?

Once again, my friends at Zen Maker Lab are hosting an workshop. This time, it’s a workshop to help you choose a desktop 3D printer, hosted by yours truly. This […]

Scanning the cactus on my kitchen counter

Structure 3D Scanner: Hands on

I just received my Structure 3D Scanner from Occipital. This was a Kickstarter that I backed last year. Here’s their video that shows what the scanner can do: In the […]

3D Printer Village

3D Printer Village at the Vancouver Maker Faire 2014

Hot on the heels of the Bay Area Maker Faire, Vancouver hosted their own mini Maker Faire this past weekend. The 3D Printer Village, operated by myself and members of […]

Adam Savage inspires hundreds of makers from the life size mousetrap game

Maker Faire Bay Area

I just returned from San Francisco where I attended the world’s largest Maker Faire in San Mateo (aka the Bay Area Maker Faire). I’ve been to and exhibited at a number of Maker Faires but this was my first time at the ‘big one’ which originated in the Bay Area 9 years ago.


3D Book Update: Launch Party June 2nd!

Just a quick update about my book, 3D Printing with Autodesk. Firstly, you can read a chapter for free here (PDF). It’s one of my favorite chapters as it covers […]

3D printed lightsaber

May the 4th be with you

For Star Wars day, on May the 4th (get it), I 3D printed a couple of cool things. I also decided to further take my MakerBot to the dark side […]


Achievement Unlocked: I Wrote a Book about 3D Printing

This website has been a wonderful outlet for me to share some of my favorite things, places I’ve been and more. It started out as simply a place to direct people to for more information on something that interested me. I never imagined that, as a result of my little posts here, that a book deal would come my way. That’s just what happened last year. Apparently if you write about something enough, people think you’re somewhat of an expert and so I was asked if I’d like to write a book about 3D printing.

Printed Doodle

Doodle3D WiFi box for 3D Printers

Basically, the Doodle3D is a little box that plugs into your 3D printer (with support for lots of them) and provides a simple app for sketching a design and then sending it to the printer.

Car part 3D printed in nylon

Behind the scenes of Ford’s 3D Printing facilities

Earlier this week I had the chance to get a behind the scenes tour of the Ford Motor Company’s 3D printing facilities at the Beech Daly Technical Center in Dearborn, […]