Month: February 2013

A page out of tech history

Amazing!!  I am not easily brought to tears.  I’m not quite sure why this story did, but I’ll hazard a guess.  It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around numbers like Mach 3.5 (~2700mph!) even with modern technology, and

3D design software

After you get tired of downloading “things” from “Thingiverse” or when you find that noone has just the right 3D model for what you need, you will need to consider getting some 3D software to do your own modeling.  This

What is filament for a 3D printer?

If you are new to 3D printing, here’s a quick description of printer filament.  3D printers use plastic filament (think weed eater string) to print in 3D very much like your 2D paper printer.  If you still can’t visualize what

What is a 3D printer?

3D printers are miniature manufacturing plants that produce things.  What kind of things?  3D things of course!  Even with that explanation, people keep asking us if it’s like their printer at home and whether they use paper.  The printers that

My first time lapse!

3D printed Thinker sculpture

My wife calls me “The Mad Scientist” because I love to build crazy things, but I still get excited every time I try something new or make something clever.  As a maker, it is hard not to get excited when