3D Printing – Cartridge or Generic?

When working with participants in STEMulate Learning workshops and the SOLID Learning educational program, I personally find it very hard to suggest that teachers select cartridge-based 3D printers because budgets for new tech in public schools can be so tight. … Continue reading

3D Printing for Dummies Cast Online Hangout

I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss 3D printing with my fellows from the “3D Printing for Dummies” book, sharing the discussion as part of a Google+ Hangout conducted by Element14 to address their members and anyone that was interested in … Continue reading

3D Printing for Dummies is a #1 Best Seller at Amazon

Amazon's cover photo with the rating bar

The 3D Printing for Dummies book has been out at Amazon.com since the 13th of January, 2014. Amazon finally added my co-author’s name but is still working on proper credit for his involvement. Richard Horne’s Blog I had been a … Continue reading

Security+ 4th Edition

Exam Cram Security+ SYO-401 Icon

Now that 3D Printing for Dummies is available at stores and Cloud Essentials is in use at schools like Sustainable Enterprise Architecture, I am getting started on a quick fun project to update the Security+ Exam Cram for the SYO-401 … Continue reading

Guest Blog Posts

Amazon.Com's tech.book (store) Blog

I love blogging – the capability of an individual or group to share their ideas, experience, and viewpoints to the world is one of the most magnificent aspects of today’s Internet. As I curate different topics on platforms like Scoop.It, … Continue reading

3D Printed Crowd-Sourced Sculpture

3D Printed sculptures can be formulated by crowd participants, converting the artistic designs of individual designers into an opportunity for community involvement and cooperation. In preparing the “3D Printing for Dummies” book, I took part in the PrintToPeer sculpture Linked … Continue reading

3D Printed Firearms and the Third Industrial Revolution

Liberator 3D-Printed Gun

Multiple concerns have been raised with regards to the potential for 3D printers to replicate firearms, which is a matter of particular concern to governments who restrict their citizens from firearm ownership. The first area in which this issue was … Continue reading

3D Printing for Dummies in Artistic Sculpture

Print2Peer Icon for 3D Printing for Dummies book's tiles.

Artist Jeff de Boer developed the idea for a sculpture he termed “Linked.” This display was intended for display at a Canadian Maker-related event and is made of individual tiles created by members of the public using 3D printers. Tiles … Continue reading

Production Mobility in the Third Industrial Revolution

A black plastic siling ship within a clear plastic "bottle" shape.

A manufacturer of 3D printers, Objet, provides a remarkable example of their 3D printing capability using a dark opaque plastic to create a whole ship nestled within a bottle made of transparent plastic. Just as 3D printers can now create … Continue reading