Saturday, October 21, 2017

Third Annual Scientific Maker Exhibit, Cal Poly Pomona, June 11-15

AAAS Pacific Division logo    We are pleased to announce the third annual Scientific Maker Exhibit at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Annual Meeting. The meeting is at Cal Poly Pomona, in Pomona, California, an eastern suburb of Los Angeles, June 11-15, 2018.

It is now feasible to use “maker” technologies like 3D printing, Arduino electronics, sensors, and the like to make data visualizations, experimental equipment and more. It is also possible to enable citizen scientist collaborators who cannot only take data for professional scientists, but follow open source plans to create their own equipment. Are you one of the pathfinders that has actually tried to do one of these things?

Exhibits in this session consist of a table or half-table, with limited availability of power. This is intended to be a “third way” of presenting, as an alternative to the usual conference options of a paper or a poster. Note that there is no provision for hanging a poster at the Scientific Maker Exhibit – presenters get a table that they staff for a couple of hours. The intent is to present and explain 3D prints, low-cost Arduino-based equipment, etc. and to allow attendees to interact with what is being presented.

This professional scientific conference, but students can compete (primarily undergrad and grad students) for prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018. Presenters have to register for the meeting.

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Overall conference information:

Questions? Go to

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Our 3D printing class

Our class, "Additive Manufacturing: Optimizing 3D Prints" is now available!  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

3D printing and fashion tech live classes in downtown LA

Joan and Rich at conferenceIn October, we will be teaching classes at the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) in downtown LA. Here are the options and links for registration.

Introduction to 3D printing (90 minute sessions):
Wed Oct 25 6 PM

Intro to wearable tech for fashion applications (90 minute sessions):
Wed Oct 25 noon

Check out our online classes and other offerings at

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Check out the latest on our Hacker Calculus project!

We've added our project video to our "Hacker Calculus" project.

The video!

The overall project:

Check it out, and follow/like us! 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pasadena 3D Printing meetup group

 Image of three 3D printed surfacesWe're pleased to announce the creation of a Pasadena 3D printing meetup, to be held more or less monthly at Supplyframe DesignLab in Pasadena. Please join us!

Monday, July 10, 2017

At SIGGRAPH? Come to our Birds of a Feather Tues Aug 1,10-11 AM

If you are coming to SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles this year, be sure to stop by our Birds of a Feather session:

Best Practices in Making 3D-Printed Math and Science Models

Tuesday, 1 August, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506
This session is for people who are creating 3D-printed models of math, science, or engineering concepts. Compare tools, techniques, and tips for accurate representations. Bring along a model!
At least "Exhibits Plus" registration is required for Birds of a Feather session. More at

Aug 3-4 (Thurs-Fri) Maker-educator event in West LA!

Maker-educators: awesome two-day event in West Los Angeles. We'll be speaking and exhibiting!  Registration and more info here.