Last Friday, September 16th, we had the privilege to meet and share our passion for 3D printing with approximately 100x TechWomen leaders in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market Place in San Francisco. The TechWomen program is organized by the Institute of International Education (IIE)–the same governmental group that is responsible for the Fulbright Scholarship and other programs that embrace their mission “to advance international education and access to education worldwide.” Each year Autodesk hosts these women for an entire day and provides mentorship along with exposure to design, leadership and product-oriented workshops. Autodesk is one of their first stops during their 6 week Silicon Valley trip and these women spend the entire day learning about topics like leadership to product design. You3Dit for the second year has participated with Autodesk and works with their top-employees to help facilitate these workshops–illustrating the power and capability of 3D printing to transform manufacturing with a talk co-founder & CEO Chris McCoy gives entitled “iManufacture” (Download the PDF of the iManufacture talk from TechWomen
And we’re off…SFmototype has begun!
What did you do last Saturday? We kicked off the first of it’s kind, 3D Design and Prototyping challenge for motorcyclists, enthusiasts and pretty much anyone who can sketch their motorcycle ideas on paper. BuildTak–a 3D printer build platform manufacturer and SFmototype Sponsor–made these beautiful custom 3D printing surfaces for our Type A Machines Series 1 Pros and Printrbot Simple Metals that are on display at SF Moto (275 8th Street, San Francisco, 10a-6pm) Last Saturday, September 10th, we had the official kickoff of our first ever SFmototype Design and Prototyping challenge–where for 45 days, err, 40 days now–people have the opportunity to sketch out on paper, napkin, envelope, whatever…a concept related to motorcycles and submit it to our SFmototype competition. If their concept considered to be the best by a panel of expert judges, they can win a number of prizes: A motorcycle 3D printers CAD training Shop Training and much much more… We had an amazing set of panelists
Don’t just lend a hand, give one
Enabling the Future is an amazing organization that connects 3D printer owners with people who need prosthetics. Since Chris–You3Dit’s founder–first 3D printed one of Enable’s prosthetic hands back in December of 2014, it changed his view of consumer-grade 3D printers and the potential they can unlock. My name is Sanjeet Sanhotra. I’m a recent high school graduate and soon to be college student at UCSC. I’ve been working with You3Dit for over a year and have recently took on a project with them to “give a hand” to the amazing organization that is Enabling the Future! I want to bring the You3Dit community together to print and put together hands for those in need. I hope to do this by having volunteer fabricators around the world in out network send us parts as well as have leads in specific countries to help put these hands together. By all of us working together, we can really make a difference helping out those who really need
We’re alive…and we’re excited!
Hello You3Dit and 3D printing fans! While it may seem like You3Dit died online, I can tell you personally that we’re more alive than ever and are very excited about what is in store for 2014. We’re most excited about you–the community–which continues to grow! Today we have 3D printers in over 14 different countries and designers in over 20. Each and every one of you has an interesting reason for getting involved and we look forward to engaging you much more in the future. Here’s what’s on deck for You3Dit: An all new website – beginning Summer 2014 we will have an all new website that will better allow you to manage your jobs, post your incredible work and promote your skills. New business coming your way – although we cannot say exactly how, there will be business flowing your way via several targeted means at encouraging people to start personalizing, fixing and prototyping their ideas. We’re hiring! –