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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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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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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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​MakerHaus Seattle Gathering – Scan Complete

ENTRY 8Seattle, WAFriday, June 6, 2014

Ninety seconds and we had a laser scan of the Makerhaus meetup. Two minutes more and we added color photo-like quality to that scan (I’m showing the non-color option below because of operator error in getting the color portion to load). Th…

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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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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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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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Industry – A Portland Design Firm Building A Bicycle

ENTRY 20Portland, ORSunday, July 6, 2014

Community comes first for INDUSTRY, a design firm in Portland, Oregon. Walking around their studio and workspace, you know you’re surrounded by creative people, but more so, people who are intimately tied to the local community. That’s what p…

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​Test, Test, and Test Those Laptops And Workstations: HP Fort Collins

ENTRY 21Ft. Collins, COTuesday, July 8, 2014

Power and speed – that’s what I wanted in the machines that HP agreed to loan to us for 3DRV. Isn’t that what everyone wants from a computer? Have you ever heard anyone say they needed a slower machine?Well, I can honestly say that …

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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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Roadtrip Nation – Dare To Dream

ENTRY 33Detroit, MISunday, July 20, 2014

Define your own road in life is the Roadtrip Nation motto and it rattles around in my head and heart after meeting this passionate team, this collection of five people who didn’t know each other until a short time ago.I have seen cutting…

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3D Printing Playground At America Makes

ENTRY 34Youngstown , OHThursday, July 24, 2014

As you can see in one of the shirts -- America Makes, formerly the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a creative place. The t-shirt reads: America Makes: 3D Printing Playground. Each visit, each stop, h…

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Pittsburgh Meetup -- 3D Hardware And More

ENTRY 35Pittsburgh, PAFriday, July 25, 2014

Pittsburgh is a town that has gone through tough times and emerged victorious. They made a decision to build out a startup culture with the power universities in their midst and it worked in a big way. Innovation Works and its AlphaLab Gear h…

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Slideshow: Reality Computing in Pittsburgh

ENTRY 37Pittsburgh, PAMonday, July 28, 2014

On July 24th, Autodesk, the 3DRV and Alpha Labs Gear came together to host a Reality Computing Meet Up to showcase some of the latest cutting edge technologies that enable anyone to capture the world around them, modify it to c…

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Slideshow: 3DRV Hits Toledo, OH!

ENTRY 38Toledo, OHMonday, July 28, 2014

One of Autodesk’s customers, SSOE in Toledo, OH, was eager to have the 3DRV stop by for a visit. So much so, they wanted to host an event! SSOE employees, local engineers and members of the local BIM User Group, came out to learn more …

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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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Electa Lee Middle School with Bay News 9 Interview of #3DRV

ENTRY 108Bradenton, FLFriday, October 17, 2014

This is a great new blog post by TJ McCue.

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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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