Thursday, July 16, 2015

MIT alum event Aug 4: Shop Class 2.0 in Orange County

For MIT alumni friends in Southern California: come and talk about how to reinvent shop class and think about how to get kids making things again. Starts 6:30 August 4, 7-9 at Urban Workshop in Costa Mesa. More info here

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New book available for alpha or pre-order - "3D Printing With MatterControl"

Our new book from Apress, "3D Printing With MatterControl" is now available at  either as an "alpha book" now (partial ebook download with rest of book available later) or preorder of the print book. Amazon has it up for preorder, too.

"Mastering 3D Printing" was written about a year ago when there were few standards, so it's more of a "why" book to help you think about how to use a printer and where to find more. Since MatterControl, from our friends at MatterHackers  has emerged since as a widely-used host program, we wrote the new book to be more of an explicit detailed guide to using host software, with some of the broader material too but more of a focus on just exactly how to get a print. We are excited!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

At the Discovery Cube in Orange County July 12

We'll be at the Discovery Cube of Orange County in Santa Ana (that big black cube visible from the 5 freeway) from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, July 12.

Come on down and see our demonstrations of 3D printing and using wearable circuits.  Our friends from Windward School will be along too with some of the 3D models developed by their physics students. More info/directions:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Joan and Rich at Nerd Nite Comic-Con San Diego!

Joan and Rich  will be talking about "Shop Class 2.0" at Nerd Nite Comic-Con San Diego!  Evening of July 10, at Silo at Maker's Corner, 753 15th St, San Diego, with National Geographic Channel sponsoring and providing all kinds of cool stuff...

More info/sign up here...