3d printing

A collection of 12 posts

Jun 23, 2015

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (v3)

Once upon a time, a few dog people (people who love dogs, not dog+people hybrids) made a remote controlled dog treat dispenser. You know, because that's what dog people do at hackathons.

Apr 7, 2015

The Green State

In 3D printing processes like Stainless Steel and Ceramics, there is a Green State during the production process. During this part, the model is very brittle and fragile. The part needs to be

Mar 26, 2015



Carbon3D unveiled last week at the TED conference. On stage, their demonstration unit that printed a meshy ball structure in about 6 minutes. This print would have taken my home printer maybe 2–

Jan 6, 2015

3D Printed Mixee Bag

3D Printed Mixee Bag

I wanted a new bag, so I 3D printed one! Here’s the first ever Mixee Bag. It’s a work in progress, but I think it’s a mighty fine lookin’ start.

Oct 10, 2014

Life in Low Resolution

Life in Low Resolution

It seems like there are more and more designs in low resolution. Maybe I am just pay more attention to low resolution (or low poly) 3D objects because I work in 3D printing.

Apr 6, 2014

Why I Use and Recommend Blender

Why I Use and Recommend Blender

When I need to model a 3d part or work with another designer’s files, I almost always turn to Blender. I use it in my spare time to design 3d printed household

Mar 23, 2014

3D Printing as a Software Problem

A few weeks ago, two articles in 3d printing caught my eye. Both writers talked about how they wish their 3d printer was better. Upon closer read, I realized that a lot of

Mar 17, 2014

Outside my 3D Printed Bubble

I went to MIT this weekend for Healthcare’s Grand H@ckfest—and we got first prize! I brought my 3d printer so we can print an physical prototype, and so we did.

Mar 14, 2014

What It's Like to Build a 3D Printer

Most 3d printers are still hand assembled. The hands might belong to factory workers, or oftentimes, they belong to the end user. Most 3d printer companies sells kits that you then assemble. I’

Mar 14, 2014

A Printer for Hackers

The trend today in 3d printing is hitting it big with the consumers. With everyday people. Printer companies are making their printers more and more sleek. The idea of the “one button” push

Mar 12, 2014

3D Printers and Sewing Machines

Slate recently published an article about 3d printing in which the author compared it to the sewing machine. Consider: Once upon a time, people purchased sewing patterns…and they made their own clothes.