On October 1st and 2nd 2016, Brandeis MakerLab and UConn 3D Printing Club, alongside Colgate University and Wellesley College attended the World MakerFaire in New York. We set up a pavilion to showcase community projects, led a panel presentation about maker technologies on campus, and won an Editors Choice Award!
In just 2 days, more than 100,000 people attended the faire — part science fair and part carnival — which showcases invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
In 2013, I helped found the University of Connecticut’s first 3D Printing Club. With my executive board we created a place for students to collaborate on creative design and engineering solutions. This is a club that is open to all members of the university community, not just engineers, and embraces all aspects of the 3D printing community, both functional and artistic. The club meets at least once a week and host design competitions, plan outreach events, and discuss advances in the technology.
Here’s the club facilities, located within a Material Science Lab on the second floor of the Engineering 2 building.
Here’s a feature video the University made about me and 3DPC in 2015, for their YouTube Channel.
This photo was taken Mid-2014 I believe, this was back when the Club only had one single printer – a bulletproof MakerGear M2 that we’ve since put tens of thousands of hours on!
This was the first meeting of Fall 2014
During the first meeting of Spring 2015, members were challenged to create the tallest spaghetti tower possible, using only 20 strands of spaghetti. The final tower had to withstand a load 4 marshmallows at the very top of the structure!
A young boy staring at an in-progress print during a KUBE program we collaborated on, sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center.
Excited prospective engineering students from surrounding CT high schools eying a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer as it prints a bust of me, during the UConn School of Engineering’s event ‘Exploring Engineering.’