Friday, September 28, 2018

World Maker Faire NY 2018

Maker Faire is billed as the greatest show & tell on Earth and it certainly lives up to that billing! Here's a quick video recap of all the cool things I saw and a little write up of my experiences with all the amazing makers I met at World Maker Faire NY 2018!

My first stop at Maker Faire was the Prusa 3D Printer booth because I wanted to see the SLA printer they had just announced. I found out about that printer through Joel Telling, the 3D Printing Nerd, and of course I saw him at the 3D printing village! Joel is a big reason I have a 3D printer and if you're looking into investing in one, his YouTube channel is a great resource to learn all about it!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Seattle MoPOP

Back in March I went to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con. I also stopped by the Museum of Pop Culture, also known as the MoPOP. Here are some of the cool things I saw!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Makonde Dagger Build

The Makonde Dagger was designed by artist Jonah Lobe to commemorate 250K YouTube subscribers for Punished Props.

Bill Doran built an absolutely beautiful one in a video you can check out here, and then issued the challenge to the PropTarts to build their own. Here's what I did.

Due to work, a few conventions I was preparing new coplays for, and a vacation, I had to wait until Labor Day weekend to start work on this project. A very generous PropTart with Fusion 360 skills far beyond mine uploaded a model for the dagger onto Thingiverse. It's an excellent model and I tried slicing it but could not for the life of me get the blade to fit on my 3D printing bed. So seeing as how I probably wouldn't be able to complete a full size build anyway, I decided to make a 50% scale version because you know, it would be adorable. So I printed out the sliced parts on my Prusa I3 MK2S using MatterHackers Pro PLA filament in gold.