Events and Press

Our Meetups

Joan and Rich in Balboa Park
Join us to talk about 3D printing at our monthly meetup in Pasadena.We organize Pasadena 3D Printing and 3D Printing LA meetups, and mirror the same events on both sites.

For now our meetups are virtual.
Next one August 19, 7-8 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Sign up to get link.

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We also are the co-organizers of the Remote Robotics Coaches and Mentors Meetup, periodic Zoom discussions among educators to figure out how to teach hands-on in this challenging time. Sign up here:  


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2020 Upcoming Events

      Monday August 10, 11 AM. Zoom training session for our 3D printed geometry lesson plans:   Free, aimed at teachers of the visually impaired. Details and sign up:

      Friday August 14: We are doing a  (virtual) OpenSCAD workshop about our 3D printed science projectsat the University of St. Thomas Playful Learning Lab's "Playfest." Register:

      All in-person live events pending due to COVID-19.

      Contact us if you'd like us to speak or exhibit at your event, virtually now or in person in the future!


      Piece about our Hacker Calculus project, with embedded video of a talk we gave on the topic in November 2018:

      Article by us in October/November 2018 MAKE magazine, "Newton's 3D Printer."

      Guests on the WTFFF podcast:

      Piece about us in local paper (in lower right hand corner of the page):

      Joan listed as one of the most influential women in 3D printing:

      Summary and recorded version of our Space Show interview January 31, 2017:

      Guest blog in Scientific American about 3D printing for the visually impaired:

      Scientific American piece about scientific making, August 2016 (should have said that we taught the UCR guys how to make their traps, but otherwise a nice piece!):

      Video of our Innovate Pasadena talk on July 8, 2016:

      Apress press release, Oct 28, 2015:

      Interview, September 4, 2015:

      Report on the Windward School DMCC educator maker's event, August 2015:

      Summary and recorded version of our Space Show interview June 8, 2015:

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