Greetings, my name is Vicky! I’m a computer programmer, a mommy of two young sons, and 3D Printing enthusiast! My 3D Printing journey began with BREASTFEEDING! When my second son was an infant, a friend of mine started selling Origami Owl lockets. The concept is you buy a glass locket and then you buy charms to put inside it to “tell your story.” At the time, a big part of my story was breastfeeding. Alas, Origami Owl did not have a breastfeeding charm, but that is the beauty of 3D printing! I am not bound to buy what other people decided to manufacture and market. I can make what *I* want. I taught myself Blender (with a huge shout out to all the ample tutorials made by the Blender community, particularly Jonathan Williamson) and made myself a very simple model based on the Public Domain International Symbol of Breastfeeding. I didn’t own a 3D Printer, but no worries on that front, not when there are 3D printing service companies out there like Shapeways. I ordered my print and about a week later, my Origami Owl locket was sporting a breastfeeding charm. And just like that, I was hooked.
In March of 2015 my family surprised me for my birthday with a 3D Printer of my very own– a MakerGear M2. I *thought* I loved 3D printing before, but boy, I had no idea. I’ve been expanding my knowledge daily…and become quite the little filament hoarder.
I love speaking about 3D modeling and printing. I love teaching and am happy to share everything I’ve learned so far. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!