Glenn and Xander hosted the Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout this week. The topic was filaments and I found the discussion fascinating. I found Repkord’s insights on scaling production and the discussion on pellet systems were particularly interesting.
Greetings All! Working with Packt, I wrote a project-based learning book to teach Blender for 3D Printing. It got published last week! I decided my return to YouTube should be called, “You Guys, I Wrote a Book!!!”.
The book walks through four separate projects to teach Blender tools and skills.
- Background Images
- Bezier Curves
- Boolean Union
- Standard Shapes
- Mirror Modifier
- Boolean Difference
- Loop Cut and Slide
- Array Modifier
- Using SVGs
- Boolean Intersection
- Subdivision Surface Modifier
- Topology Edits
- Proportional Editing
- UV Maps
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY MY BOOK! I am already very happy as is. If you do wish to have a copy, be aware that Packt is running a $5 sale on all their eBooks for the rest of 2017. You can take advantage of that sale at:
The physical book is also on Amazon. If you wish to purchase from Amazon, please consider using an affiliate link from one of our other community members. They will usually list a link in the description of their YouTube videos. Once you use their link, search for “Vicky Somma” or “Blender 3D Printing by Example”
What’s next for me? I have a long list of videos I would like to make. I’ll be working on my proposal and projects for the MakerFaireNova on March 18, 2018. I will also be helping with the East Coast RepRap Festival which is looking like it will be in late June. Also don’t forget to check out the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangouts . I’ve been known to show up from time to time.
I was a wee late as I was trying to sooth a congested son, but I did get to visit with my pals this week at the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangout hosted by Matt from How I Do It. We talked about our sources of inspiration… and revealed the results of the new logo! I loved visiting with the community again!
The President of 3DP Events, LLC (the force behind ERRF), @MCHRISP1, was kind enough to give some of my failed Orioles a home. Being from Maryland, he was quite delighted to add one to his Christmas tree….even if their eyes were a little overextruded. : )
— Chris (@MCHRISP1) December 17, 2017
I had two monarch butterflies that both lost their antennae. I sent a quick tweet out to the community and offered them up as free to a good home. The Learn 2 Teach program at South End Technology Center quickly volunteered. They used them in a “Migration is Beautiful” display… and wow. That display is beautiful. I should get them to stage all my craft show booths!
Found out about a local Somolia refugee family forced to return to Somalia tomorrow bc of Supreme Court decision.
— zackboston (@zackboston) December 6, 2017
I finally had a little bit of breathing room after Cyber Week and was able to catch up on some of the YouTube streams. I started with Lauren from Abuzz Designs. It was particularly topical as she was discussing Etsy. I was playing it in the background while I worked and suddenly heard my name. Thank you, Lauren, for such a kind shout out!
Last spring, I printed a number of names for a Girls Who Code Event. I inadvertently printed an extra SOPHIA. Rather than let the name sit around indefinitely in my office, I asked if anyone knew a SOPHIA on Twitter. Lo and Behold, Joe Larson, the 3D Printing Professor, knew one and was able to give my extra print a home. (He even printed a companion piece for her sister). It made me smile to see Joe’s report today that the SOPHIA has reached its home.
— 3DP Professor (@3DPProfessor) November 25, 2017
After a bit of a hiatus, I got to join my friends for the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangout. This week, we were at Mitch 3D. The topic– “Making Money with 3D Prints”. I talked about my craft show and Etsy endeavors as well as doing training sessions.
I added some new Etsy listings over the weekend!!! Enjoy!
|Total Solar Eclipse Necklace
Celebrating the totality on August 21, 2017, I made myself a 3D printed necklace.
|Blue-Footed Booby Magnet
Thinking about Darwin and the Galapagos Islands, I added the Blue-Footed Booby to my 3D Printed Aviary.
By request, I have started making dog magnets. Love how the cuddly, fluffy Samoyed turned out, particularly his pink tongue.
|German Shepard Magnet
Adding to my dog collection– German Shepard