3D printing, a local source found.

I have been enamoured with 3D printers for some time now.

Basically, you can draw a three dimensional design in a computer aided design (CAD) program and then watch it come to life from the computer to the printer.

My friends over at MAKE:magazine have been promoting their Makerbot for some time.

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You might think that the only thing that these devices can do is print simple things like a vase or other sundry items, but there are some 3D printers that can be used to make 3D chocolate, sugar and other food.

Just think of the cake and confectionery delights you could create and wow them at your next party!

If you don’t want to spend the time to create your own, you can drop on by Shapeways to purchase already made creations.

I am so excited!  But, I was looking for something local.

Luckily, the other day I had to stop by The Hobby People store in my area to pick up some parts for a solar Stirling engine that I am building and what did I see across the parking lot, but Deezmaker‘s store!  Inside there are several affordable 3D printer models to choose from.  Also, the store hosts hackerspace events to learn how to print, basic Arduino programing and more.

So, if you are in Pasadena or southern California and you are looking to locally source your 3D printing needs.  I highly recommend that you stop by and check them out.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +.  If you need help with any patent, trademark, or copyright issue, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation by sending me an email or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

Norman

 

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