Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book reviewed in 3D Printer World

3D Printer World posted a wonderful review of my book:

Many thanks to Joe Micallef for the kind words!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Online 3D printing classes start Jan. 14

The next round of my Pasadena City College Extension 3D printing classes are now scheduled. They are all online, on Wednesday nights from 7-9 PM.   Beginning starts Jan. 14, Intermediate Feb 18, and Advanced April 15.  Register here:

Friday, November 7, 2014

More about 3D printed maps for blind students...

Nice piece just came out from our friends at 3D Printer World on the tactile maps for the blind project at Pasadena City College.


Monday, November 3, 2014

3D printed maps for blind students

Great post by Lore Schindler about the maps we worked on with Pasadena City College:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New 3D printing adventures

After a great stint at Deezmaker 3D Printers, I have realized that it is time for a change. It is becoming clear that there is a great need for 3D printable content and for educational materials that help people learn about 3D printing. Many businesses and educational institutions also need advice about how they might use 3D printing and other technologies arising from the maker community to transform their processes. 
Those needs can be served from within a 3D printing company, but after a lot of thought I’ve decided that this need can more effectively served from an independent perspective. 
Right now I’ll be consulting in this space while exploring longer-term projects. I am excited that I will be collaborating on those longer-term projects with Rich Cameron (better known in 3D printing circles as Whosawhatsis). Rich will be splitting his time between Deezmaker and his own independent consulting tasks while we and some potential collaborators plan next steps.
I want to thank my colleagues at Deezmaker for the opportunity to help out a young company while learning a lot about this industry. I’m looking forward to keeping them as close collaborators going forward.
I’ll still be teaching, too (I never stopped, actually)  as a Core Adjunct faculty member at National University. I am also slated to teach online 3D printing classes through Pasadena City College Extension again in early 2015.
I’ll post our progress on this blog; anyone interested can contact me through my linked-in account, Twitter (@JoanHorvath) or Google+.

Book signing at So Cal Makercon

I'll be signing my "Mastering 3D Printing" book at the Deezmaker booth at So Cal Makercon ( on Saturday, November 8, starting at 2:30 PM. See you there!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Online 3D printing classes postponed to early 2015

Our online 3D printing classes at Pasadena City College Extension have been postponed to start early in 2015. New dates will be posted in a week or so...