Carrots and Sticks

  As I look back at my educational foundation, there were several grade school classes that really tweaked my interests.  Middle school does not bring any outstanding classes to the forefront of memory, although,  I do remember many of the projects that were required, Science and Art in particular.  Although, as a class, nothing stands […]

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It’s The Means Not The Ends

The new buzzword within the United States’ educational system is STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Over the past several years our educational system has shifted or more pointedly focused on these subjects as perceptions suggests a faltering US effectiveness within the engineering and technology industrial sectors.  Hence, many primary and secondary schools are […]

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Printing With Experimental Filament

Flex EcoPLA

Today’s discussion I cover some of the specialty filaments available on the market and the success and hurdles printing with some of them in the Imaginator 3D (I3D) machine. As such, I have used several nylons, flexibles, specialty colors, and photo chromatics. Some work well and some have their hurdles. Taulman’s 618 and 645 nylons are two […]

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Yoyo in the News 16 Apr 15

Yoyo

This week I believe has been one of the best weeks in the past several for headline news articles. As always, I’m on the lookout for cool new filament products and I have one I think you will find very interesting. Also, I cover a project that I believe many 3D printing fans may be willing […]

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News for 14 Apr 2015

Flying Wing

Happy Hump Day! Another week is upon us and it’s time to see what fascinating items are in the news for this week. Articles for this week include the synergistic effects of balsa and the 3D printing world. Combining the 3D printer with an already established media to create something completely new is an area […]

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News for 11 Feb 15

Birdhouse

Hi everyone, I hope your week is moving right along. In today’s news articles I point you toward news worthy events about newly updated software, a new 3D print community, and a birdhouse that changes color when it’s occupied! Lets briefly discuss the new Mixmesher update! If you are not familiar with this software, you should […]

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