I’ve started a 3D printing Meetup group for the Lansing area. My goal is to introduce the technology to new people, connect makers to local resources and also develop new skills. You can join here.
Last night I had a great group of people come out to my workshop at the East Lansing Public Library despite the inclement weather. We covered the history of 3D printing, common materials and software used, and local resources available. Then I challenged them to design an object before we printed it out.
Our team at Maizena recently competed at The Hatching in October. Despite going up against tough competitors we secured the win and had a great time in the process. Thanks to Michigan Creative for the video!
After my presentation at Lansing Maker Week I did a quick interview with Michigan Creative Video. We talked about making and why Lansing is a great city for startups. I learned a valuable lesson here. Get a drink of water before going on camera!
My team from Lansing’s Startup Weekend was featured on 3DPrint.com. They worked very hard for 54 hours and overcame many technical hurdles. Congrats team!
Last month I was invited to present at TEDxDetroit Labs. I’ve seen my fair share of TED talks online but this would be the first time I would experience it in person. I decided to bring a series of 3D puzzles to challenge attendees. If they were successful they had their choice of a 3D printed Detroit landmark as a reward. These landmarks were objects I had scanned and varied from statues to building features to The Spirit of Detroit.
The 3D puzzles went over well and I found that the attendees had that perfect mixture of determination and stubbornness. I was fortunate to have met so many great people and I look forward to sharing with the community.
The Spirit of Detroit, the iconic city monument. Created by Marshall Fredericks in 1958, it was the largest cast bronze statue when it was installed standing 26 feet tall.
This summer while attending Maker Faire Detroit I took the opportunity to 3D scan the statue. After presenting at TEDxDetroit Labs I decided it was time to share the scan with the world so that the culture of Detroit could be enjoyed by everyone.
You can download your copy here.
From The St. Ignace News.
My friend Todd Blatt is one of the organizers of WeTheBuilders.com, a website that organizes crowdsourced 3D printing sculptures. Recently they completed another build and shot a great time lapse video which you can see here.