Category Archives: Events

Happy Anniversary #F3DPCH!

Tonight was the one year anniversary of the Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout! A number of special guests were in the hangout tonight including Heather Womack of #3DPinkMafia fame, Lauren from Abuzz Designs, and even Tessa from SparkyFace5. What a delightful event. I showed up late, but very much enjoyed seeing everyone!

One Weekend, Two Live Streams

My “day job” has been demanding extra attention which has been leaving my own TGAW 3D Channel a little neglected.  Thanks to some community hangouts, however, I’m still making some appearances on YouTube.  This weekend, I participated in about 4 1/2 hours of live streams.

Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout

This week the Friday 3D Printing Community Hangout was hosted by Nilla Bean. The topic was a fascinating one– Community Outreach. This one was one of my favorite discussions and there were a few surprises in the mix. Josh Ajima from Design Make Teach was able to join us despite short notice and a busy week of STEM Camp and speaking at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Houston. Another surprise guest– Chuck Hellebuyck from Filament Friday fame.  He started off with a bang with a wonderfully inspiring endorsement of Snap Circuits.

I usually try to get myself off the stream at midnight my time. This week, the conversation was so fascinating, I stayed on an extra hour. Great stream, team!

For more information about the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Live Stream, you can follow F3DPCH on Twitter or on the brand new F3DPCH Facebook Group

Ladies of 3D Printing Live Stream

Just about 11 hours after I signed off of #F3DCH, I joined a group of talented women on the 3D Printing Ladies Live Stream!  We continued the discussion of Community Outreach and chatted about some technical stuff like 0.25mm nozzles.

This discussion will stick with me a while.  A community question from 3D Printed Aspie on STEM versus STEAM made me realize how fitting it is that I have a photo of Kurt Vonnegut hanging above my MakerGear M2.

Another highlight– a cameo from my oldest son, Sagan, to give Joel Telling (his favorite YouTuber) an on-air high five.   Oooh and also my bird, Blue Tail Talon Scream, made his YouTube debut.

Full links of my talented lady friends are below:

Lauren (Abuzzdesigns):…
Clare (makeandfake):
Vicky (TGAW):…
Molly (NeoPortnoy):…
Heather (3dpinkmafia)

The 3D Printing Ladies Live Stream airs the first Saturday of each month.  Keep an eye on Twitter for the August episode!


Community Hangout Live Stream – Filaments and Community Outreach

Last night I participated in another Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangout.  The episode started discussing filaments where I had to confess I am pretty homogeneous (loyal) with my brand.  I almost exclusively use ColorFabb filaments with just recently venturing out to give Hatchbox and Polyalchemy a try.

Later the conversation turned to something very close to my heart — outreach and bringing 3D Printing to our communities.

The full episode is hosted at NillaBean 3D’s channel. Watch below.

And for more information about the Friday Night 3D Printing Community Live Stream, you can follow F3DPCH on Twitter or on the brand new F3DPCH Facebook Group

Inaugural 3D Printing Lady Chat

This afternoon I had the delight of joining some of the female YouTube 3D Printing Creators for our very first Lady Livestream.

We all had a blast and hope to do it again next month.  In the meantime, you can catch the inaugural episode on Clare’s Make It & Fake It Channel at

Community Live Stream – Myths of 3D Printing

I had some Internet woes, but I did join some of the community members for this week’s 3D Printing Friday Night Community Hangout.  This week, we were on Zidim’s 3D Printed Trains Channel.  The topic was “Myths of 3D Printing”.

You can watch this episode at

Interested in future Friday 3DP Community Hangouts?  Be sure to follow @F3DPCH on Twitter for news of upcoming episodes.

Community Hangout at NillaBean 3D

I have a new content creator I am smitten with.  Somehow, Dick from NillaBean 3D was flying under my radar.  He does an absolutely great job on his channel.  If you haven’t done so already, check it out!

This week, I got to be on his channel as part of the Friday Night 3DP Community LiveStream.  Tonight’s episode also feature Clare from the new Make It & Fake It, another channel to watch closely, particularly for her keenly calibrated wit.

It was my pleasure to spend Friday night with my fellow makers.  You can catch the full episode below.

To learn more about future episodes of Friday Night 3DP Community Hangouts, be sure to follow @F3DPCH on Twitter.