When I first saw one, it was the original cubic Darwin design, and the guy who built it assured me that no layperson would be capable of building one. I tried not to lose any enthusiasm but for me, as just an average Joe, I guess I felt somewhat disheartened and did not go home … Read moreWhen did you see your first 3D printer?
I have been working in Education for the last ten years and for most of those I’ve been building 3D printers in my spare time so there has been some significant overlap. I have been involved acquiring 3D printers for schools and specialized education institutions, I’ve been a guest many times who’s come in to … Read moreWhat do you want to 3D when you grow up?
The Hype around 3D printing generated by the Reprap revolution of the early 21st century led the public to believe that by 2020 we’d all have 3D printers in our kitchens and living rooms, printing everything we needed for our hyper-modern lives. As is always the case with these things, the promises were more ambitious … Read moreBlame the Hype