Category Archives: 3D Printing


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3D Printing with Newbies

Last night, I went to the Baltimore Node determined to learn how to use the new MakerBot Replicator printer. I sat in front of the machine and read the setup instructions. Then I asked our new president how to use the machine. He said to install ReplicatorG just like the book said. ReplicatorG did absolutely […]


The More You Node: 3d Printing 1

  Come out at 7:00pm, Thursday, April 25th for an introduction to using a 3d printer. Node member Todd Blatt of Custom 3d Stuff will do a live 3d printing demo, show you how to operate the MakerBot Replicator to turn a 3d CAD file into a real object. Want answers to these questions and more?!  He’s […]


Digital Harbor Foundation – Digital Fabrication Challenge 1

The Digital Harbor foundation STEM Core Challenge is a competition which celebrates the Engineering Design skills of Baltimore high school students. Six teams have participated to learn the basics of digital fabrication and the Engineering Design Process. Their challenge was to create a wearable product, that is worn or used as an accessory. The teams […]


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Shapeways Baltimore Meetup Tonight!

  Come on down the the node tonight (Thursday Feb 16th), for the Shapeways Baltimore Meetup! Lots of people will be here showing off their prints, talking about shapeways and 3d printing.  Ana the community manager from Shapeways and Mike the forum moderator will both be here hanging out.  After a while, we’ll head over […]


3d scanning with just a digital camera

Computers are able to extract a lot of information from a photograph. People generally just look at a picture and see colors, but there is a lot more data contained in a photograph besides just colors. Cool software can determine depths and distances of objects in photographs based on the intensity of light at each […]


This Saturday: Node MakerBot Users Group hosts the Baltimore/DC Area RepRap Users Group!

Apologies for the late notice!  This has been in the Node calendar for awhile, but I failed to send out an announcement. This Saturday, March 26th starting at 2pm, the Baltimore Node MakerBot Users Group (Node MUG) will be hosting a meeting of the Baltimore/DC RepRap Users Group. Hot on the heels of the first MakerBot […]


Announcing the Baltimore Node MakerBot Users Group (MUG)

MakerBot has issued a challenge to MakerBot users: get together in a group and get free stuff! The rules for this first challenge are simple: create a mailing list, meet in person, photograph 2 or more bots together and post them online, then send the results to mug@makerbot.com! The first part of this is done: Baltimore Node MakerBot […]


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Dorkbot at the Node – Desktop 3D Printing with Marty McGuire (Wed. 9/29) 1

Wednesday, September 29th at 7:00pm Dorkbot will be hosting Marty McGuire who will be giving a talk on desktop 3D printing and giving a live demonstration on his printer. Details as per him: Rapid digital prototyping and fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and milling have existed for decades, but have been so expensive that […]