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The Road Home – Getting the RV Ready

ENTRY 2San Mateo, CAFriday, May 16, 2014

Helen Keller once said that “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”This upcoming adventure won’t be filled with adrenaline, most of the time, but it will be filled with people who make life worth living. The best part about an …

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Dirty Socks and Drones

ENTRY 10Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, June 13, 2014

The first question is whether or not the wire at the top of the fence separating us from the 3D Robotics IRIS quadcopter is electric or not. I guess all the other questions do not matter after that, so I won’t bore you with them. We stil…

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Scanning Our Way In North Dakota

ENTRY 12Medora, NDFriday, June 20, 2014

North Dakota is a bit off the beaten path and that's a good thing -- you can experience part of America that, for some, seems to have vanished. Thankfully, the little town of Medora has kept that from happening with at least two treasures tha…

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Lessons From The Roadtrip: Update One

ENTRY 16Chicago, ILThursday, July 3, 2014

We’ve been on the road for about six weeks. We set out to get a pulse on all things 3D. A lofty goal, to be sure, and we are learning a lot. In a nutshell, we are getting a solid heartbeat.From consumers to business owners, people find 3D (sc…

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Free Apps Drive Chicago Artists To Create And Print In 3D

ENTRY 27Chicago, ILSunday, July 13, 2014

Chicago Artist, Adrian Stein, has this quote, author unknown, on his website and I found it provocative and representative of the passion and enthusiasm I’m finding across the USA.“Hearts are wild creatures; that’s why our ribs are cages.”Chi…

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Full Of Awesome - Detroit Public Library HYPE Makerspace

ENTRY 31Troy, MIFriday, July 18, 2014

During our week in Detroit, we paid a visit to the Detroit Public Library which is home to a teen/young adult focused makerspace. Steve Teeri, the library’s technology specialist, used the phrase that they try only to create courses…

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The Mindset of the Future

ENTRY 47New York, NYFriday, August 22, 2014

New York City has many faces and it is home to some of the biggest names in maker companies – MakerBot Industries, Adafruit, and a company that I have wanted to visit for ages: Shapeways.As Blair Baumwell, Head of Communications at Shapeways,…

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3D Printing Lab At Ford

ENTRY 50Dearborn, MIFriday, August 29, 2014

For many people, 3D printing sounds like magic – pulling a part out of thin air. nd sometimes, it looks like it, too: Here's one of the team members, Eric Kouba, 3D Printing Supervisor, at the Ford 3D Printing Lab pulling a #3dprinted part ou…

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Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson – Photo Scanned

ENTRY 51Washington, DCSunday, August 31, 2014

Wandering around Washington, DC late one night, we found ourselves close to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Like the other monuments within the city, Jefferson sits within a hallowed hall. It is a very large hallowed hall. As the author of the…

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Blitzing The Airwaves About 3D Design

ENTRY 54Washington, DCThursday, September 11, 2014

Pete Kelsey and I spent a busy morning in Washington, D.C. last week sharing the current state of 3D technology with the nation's media. We had 30 back-to-back interviews with television and radio stations around the USA. We had a great …

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Makers To Be At Electa Lee Middle School

ENTRY 61Bradenton, FLThursday, October 2, 2014

We were in Orlando planning our visit to the University of South Florida in Tampa when we received an email from teacher Bekka Stasny about her school in Bradenton, Florida, an hour south. Since we had to do the long drive up to&nbs…

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3D In DC: A Conversation With Congress

ENTRY 67Washington, DCFriday, October 17, 2014

The public hears a lot about the future of manufacturing from the Oval Office and has seen President Obama highlight some key 3D printing and 3D design businesses helping the economy. As a Washington State resident, I wondered if I could…

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Rural Studio: Design Build From The Heart

ENTRY 71Newbern, ALSunday, October 19, 2014

A person’s character is revealed when you drop in on them unexpectedly. The character you want to experience is a gracious one, as both Gayle Etheridge and Brenda Wilkerson demonstrated, when you stop by unannounced as we did when visiting Ru…

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Why Pie Is So Important To 3D

ENTRY 73Newbern, ALMonday, October 20, 2014

Pie. It brings people together. It makes travel much more enjoyable. It is the basis of an entrepreneurial and design-way of thinking. I bet you didn’t know that last part.When we decided to go to Rural Studio in New Bern Alabama, we did a fa…

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What is Photogrammetry? Reality Computing Made Simple

ENTRY 74Dallas , TXFriday, October 24, 2014

The 3DRV journey is all about capturing the stories of people using 3D technologies. But a big part of the trip is also exploring the process of “reality capture” that lets me turn images of objects and people into 3D models. This process is …

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No Limits: Observations From Ellis Island

ENTRY 75New York, NYFriday, October 24, 2014

The first photo in this post is a close-up of the ceiling within the Ellis Island immigration station. Maybe you have looked up to see it on your own trip there. Perhaps you have only heard about the place famous in American history for …

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James Alday: Fusion 360 Modeler

ENTRY 77Lake Mary, FLFriday, October 24, 2014

Orlando is loaded with creative people. Maybe we can thank Walt Disney for putting creativity in the Orlando air. Nearly everywhere we visited in Florida, we came in contact with people for whom 3D is comfortable, familiar, not the future but…

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Beautiful Ocean Creatures In Detailed 3D

ENTRY 79Atlanta, GAFriday, October 24, 2014

You would not think that an inland city like Atlanta would be home to one of the greatest aquariums in the world, but it is and it is wonderful. The Georgia Aquarium is amazing for a number of reasons, including one of the largest saltwater t…

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Preserving Autograph Rock On The Santa Fe Trail

ENTRY 83Boise City, OKWednesday, November 19, 2014

While driving in Texas, we heard about a little-known historical spot a bit further north (in Oklahoma), known as Autograph Rock. It is on the Sante Fe Trail, which went from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We did some resea…

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Sparking A Passion For Electronics And Open Source

ENTRY 90Niwot, COThursday, November 20, 2014

One of the perks of traveling around the USA is the chance to meet people in person that you have only known by email, phone, or social media. As a researcher and journalist, I talk to a lot of companies. That’s part of how the 3DRV roadtrip …

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Restoring Vintage Vehicles With ReCap

ENTRY 97Yellowstone National Park, WYFriday, November 21, 2014

When we were at Arches National Park with Shaan Hurley a few weeks ago, presenting the 3D Prints that he made of Delicate Arch, Shaan reminded me of the value of Autodesk ReCap for restoration. We had been talking a lot about preser…

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Visiting Laser Scanner Country In Florida

ENTRY 98Tampa, FLFriday, November 21, 2014

Thanks to a web request from Dr. Lori Collins, Co-Director of the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), we got to spend a wonderful day at the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. AIST sort of sounds like a…

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Joe Evans Techno-Archaelogist

ENTRY 104Tampa, FLFriday, November 21, 2014

Great job title. Indiana Jones would be quite happy with it, I think.Joe Evans and I follow each other on Twitter. I didn’t realize he was a University of South Florida research associate, working with Lori Collins, when we first connected. I…

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