Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nice Hackaday piece about making maps for blind students

This summer Deezmaker advised a project at Pasadena City College to come up with ways to use 3D printing to teach blind students math and science. Here's a link to the Hackaday piece.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

3D printing classes - some openings next week!

The Intermediate 3D Printing class starts online (through Pasadena City College Extension) on Thursday August 21st. It's entirely online, but with synchronous meetings 7-9 PM on Thursdays for four weeks. If you know what an STL file is and have some idea how to slice one to create G code, you will be fine in the intermediate class. Sign up here.

The Advanced class starts October 2nd. General information on all the Makertech classes at PCC can be found here.

And of course check out the in-store workshops at Deezmaker! Current list is here.

My new book- Mastering 3D Printing - Schedules of signings

I have a new book coming out - should start to go on sale next week. It's called Mastering 3D Printing, from Apress. I've intended it to be the book that I really would have wanted when I got into 3D printing last year - a comprehensive how-to guide that teaches the reader how to really use a printer, from zero on to real projects.

Buying the book

The book will be available all the usual places, but particularly  I'd like to encourage you of course to buy them at  Deezmaker through the online store (and at the Deezmaker Pasadena retail store, when they come in. )

Book signings

I'll post new ones on the blog as they come in, but for now here are the first ones:

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21,  World Makerfaire New York, at the Apress booth
Sunday, Oct. 5, noon - 5 PM, Deezmaker (290 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA)  

More info about the contents

The publisher's page has the table of contents and all that good stuff.

And some thanks-

This book would have been impossible without the input of the many people in the 3D printing community in general and the good folks at Deezmaker in particular who helped teach me about the field. Rich Cameron (aka Whosawhatsis) was the technical reviewer for the book. I hope it gets a lot more folks into the field!