Category Archives: Maker Movement

All Types of Making, including 3D Printing, 3D Wire forming, Laser Cutting.

Foldify – 3D Paper Art made on your iPad

Foldify is a simple, easy-to-use app for creating papercraft art on your iPad. The concept is pretty basic: use the iPad to create digital papercraft art that can be broadly customized with colors, facial features, designs and more, and then … Continue reading

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STAPLES – Introduces 3D Printing Service in Europe

STAPLES, the office superstore, has been doing some serious shape-shifting in response to the global economic chaos. It recently laid off hundreds of workers in Europe, and closed under performing stores in the U.S.. STAPLES is also leaning out to … Continue reading

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SketchUp Basecamp – Day Three

The weather changed decidedly early this morning in Boulder.. back to a crisp Fall day with lots of wind and fall leaves blowing about. Today’s more seasonable Fall weather called for a real breakfast, and I knew just the place… … Continue reading

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The 3D ‘Content Problem’

by Fred Abler A problem with most CAD software companies is they are not abundant thinkers. They operate in a paradigm of scarcity. The market is a zero-sum game. There are ‘winners and losers’, and so content creators and other … Continue reading

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5 things to Know about MakerBot’s new 3D Printer

MakerBot released its Replicator II last week to much fanfare. I largely ignored the press release, as 3D Printing is officially now at the height of it’s Hype Cycle. This is when I generally tune out. Just to underscore this … Continue reading

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Temp’florescence – the temporal genius of plants

As architects, we learn how to do functional landscaping – trees for shading, and plantings as living entourage for our buildings. And this is typically the extent of our understanding and landscaping capabilities. Yet there is a much deeper metaphysical … Continue reading

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The Cube – A Personal 3D Printer

If FisherPrice and 3D Printing had a love-child, it would be The Cube – an adorable 3D printer made by 3DSystems in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Cube (so named for its 5.5” cubic print space) costs $1250, and makes … Continue reading

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Origami Trend’scends Interior Design

by Fred Abler I am a folding freak. I love Origami – its craft, spatial economy, and especially the conflict-of-perception between the complex finished form vs. its simple construction. And recently, Origami has become on-trend in Interior Design. Designers have … Continue reading

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The Material Web 1.0 and Creative Capitalism

by Fred Abler By now we all know that 3D Printing is Fab’ulous. People are 3D printing everything: jawbones, human blood vessels, medicines, concrete buildings, working semi-automatic rifles, cassette shaped MP3 players, and even entire museum collections. Last week a … Continue reading

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