Hardware store doesn't have the part you need? 3D print it! I will show you how.
Start Time: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:45 AM
As overwhelming as 3D printing seems, with a little knowledge, an eye for detail, and some patients, 3D printing is a ton of fun and possibly how most things will be made in the future. There currently is no 3D Printer Geek squad, so understanding the process is your best tool.
I know you have seen 3D printers online, in a store display, or maybe a friend just can’t stop talking about them. Are they just a fad, or worth investing your time to understand this technology. Should you build your own, or buy? How do these things really work? Do I really need to know what a hotend is, and why would I ever want to extrude something? These are valid questions, and I have the answers. I will have live demonstrations of two different types of printers, and go over everything you need to know to get going in this fast paced addictive technology.
Harold Pulcher is a Microsoft MVP, co-ambassador for Hackster.io, developer, network engineer, magician, woodworker, and part time grease monkey. He has over 25 years of experience working in Information Technology. During that time he has done everything from running network cable, setting up various companies infrastructure from the absolute bare metal, and building line of business software for many of those companies. As passionate as he is about technology, you might happen to see him checking his air reserve while at a depth of 60 feet, cooking up a mean “free-range” fruitcake, doing pre-show table magic at the improv, or making a nice piece of wood into a lot of sawdust so my wife will have potting bench for her plants.