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What Exactly Is #3DRV?

ENTRY 1San Rafael, CAThursday, May 15, 2014

Well over a year ago, Autodesk’s Angela Simoes and I had a conversation about the maker community, entrepreneurship, trends in 3D printing and scanning, among a few other topics. I was asking the question for my Forbes blog and Angela wa…

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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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Maker Faire Rejuvenates

ENTRY 3San Mateo, CAThursday, May 22, 2014

Nothing quite restores your soul like seeing kids in all their glory, running around full of wonder and excitement. Maker Faire brings that out in force -- filling people to the brim with laughter and joy. More practically, it opens up one’s …

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Jayco RV - Driving in 3D

ENTRY 4Tualatin, ORMonday, May 26, 2014

Jayco is a family run business that makes recreational vehicles, RVs, as most people call them. As one of the oldest running RV companies, we feel pretty fortunate to have them supporting our #3DRV team. As I mentioned in my earlier post, Jay…

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Portland ADX – What A Thinker And Maker Space

ENTRY 5Portland, ORTuesday, May 27, 2014

Instructions serve a useful purpose – in the case of ADX Portland, it keeps you from burning down the shop. I love signs like these for their humor and memory jogs. If it wasn’t for years of marital coaching, our house likely would have one o…

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Moon Express Landing A Pickup Truck

ENTRY 6Mountain View, CAThursday, May 29, 2014

In one of the NASA Ames buildings is a large trampoline-like net – its sole purpose is to keep the Moon Express lunar lander from crashing onto a hard surface if something goes wrong during a test. While Andy Aldrin, president of Moon Express…

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3D Printers In Space

ENTRY 7Sunnyvale, CAThursday, June 5, 2014

In almost every company I have visited in the last few years, every one that has a 3D printer tells me that they find unexpected and extraordinary uses for 3D printing. But they do not discover these “unexpected” uses until they have a…

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Bridge Building The Portland Way

ENTRY 9Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moving a large object, for instance, a 40 foot wooden beam, might involve some brainpower, but not too much. Sliding a 1,000-foot long bridge requires a fair amount of genius. Not only did Sundt Construction propose the novel idea of tempo…

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​The Power of Clean Air in 3D

ENTRY 11Tualatin, ORMonday, June 16, 2014

When Louis Pasteur developed the germ theory of disease, he was building on the work of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis who introduced hand washing to the medical community in 1847. Such a practice seems incredibly basic, but it was overlooked as a way …

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Cutting, Grinding, And Welding For The Greater Good Of The World

ENTRY 14Emeryville, CAFriday, June 20, 2014

Fun. Dynamic. Masterful. Effusive. Lively. Brilliant.A few words that describe Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. This is not a hobby shop, but a shop of a full-time tinkerer, a career mak…

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Anything You Can Dream - We Can Build

ENTRY 15Port Coquitlam, BCThursday, June 26, 2014

Anything you can dream . . . we can build. That is the tagline, motto, mantra for Dynamic Structures in British Columbia and I could not find a more appropriate title to give this post. Our timing was impeccable. Craig Breckenridge, who …

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Bertha, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Mario Kart Tunnel Under Seattle

ENTRY 26Seattle, WASunday, July 13, 2014

The biggest thing about the Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project is not that a large, two level, above-ground freeway will be completely removed. It is not that there will be a new, relatively quiet tunnel for cars, trucks and buse…

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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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Start Your Own Personal Industrial Revolution

ENTRY 28San Mateo, CASunday, July 13, 2014

What is it about Maker Faire that sets people’s minds and hearts ablaze? Mark Hatch from TechShop gives a very clear picture as to why: You can start your own “Personal Industrial Revolution” by taking classes at a makerspace or at a TechShop…

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Design Better Portable Power – A Hybrid Generator

ENTRY 32Seattle, WASunday, July 20, 2014

As a startup, any prospective customer call is welcome. But when that call comes from NASA, asking if you can help them with a special project, well, that’s got to be a great day. Planetary Power, based in Redmond Washington, received that ca…

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Charge Your Cell Phone By Walking Around

ENTRY 36Pittsburgh, PASunday, July 27, 2014

In developing nations, a mobile phone is the technology choice. People cannot afford to have a computer and the feature and smart phone is the path to freedom in many ways. But for most, the simple act of charging their phone is a chore, a ma…

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Videos: Monkey Likes Shiny

ENTRY 39Emeryville, CATuesday, July 29, 2014

On May 20th, the 3DRV visited Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. Here are two clips where Jeff talks about his passion for vintage machines and creating unique metal trophies usi…

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Walking In Edison's Shoes

ENTRY 42Fairfield, CTFriday, August 1, 2014

Today we walked in Edison’s shoes, so to speak. We went to the GE Global Research Center in Schenectady, New York for a short visit to their 3D printing lab. As co-founder of GE, Edison's legacy and ideas permeate the atmosphere. The atm…

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Artisans Asylum Bigger And Better Than Costco

ENTRY 45Somerville, MATuesday, August 12, 2014

If you will forget (and perhaps forgive) the bulk purchase, big consumer mindset of this comparison and just focus on the size of Costco, you will get my point. Makerspaces tend to be small. They tend to be concentrated, dense work areas. Art…

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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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Bending Metal In 3D

ENTRY 49Dearborn, MIThursday, August 28, 2014

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching …

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: Rich for 3D Reality Capture

ENTRY 55Charlottesville, VAThursday, September 11, 2014

While the 3D RV did not make an official visit to Monticello, a visit to Virginia is not complete without visiting one of our nation's Founding Fathers. Plus, we knew that the facility was undergoing some significant renovation…

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3D Printing Dinosaur Bones- You Won't Believe This Man's Crazy Journey

ENTRY 108Washington, DCWednesday, November 5, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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3D Printed Car In 47 Hours - History In The Making

ENTRY 88Oak Ridge, TNThursday, November 20, 2014

Local Motors is a new kind of automotive manufacturer. Their site states that they bring hardware innovations to market at an unprecedented speed by combining co-creation and micro-manufacturing. They also partnered with Oak Ridge National La…

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Strong Robot Muscle and Smarter 3D Printing With Rise Robotics

ENTRY 93Somerville, MAThursday, November 20, 2014

One of the things that blows my mind about this new age of invention, this new industrial revolution that many call it – is how people change and adapt. It could be that technology has removed the barriers, or it could be that we are facing a…

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