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3D Printing Meetup

Freeside veteran and Director, Nick Giovinco will be hosting a special 3D printing meetup. Here is a list of currently planned events for it: Lectures:

-Shane Mathews - Printing Modalities and Expected Outputs (15 mins)
-Nicholas Giovinco - 3D Modeling a stemless Wine Glass in Lightwave 3D (10 mins)
-Nicholas Giovinco 123D catch human bones for Low-Poly Retopology in Lightwave 3D (20 mins)
-Nicholas Giovinco How to Present your 3D design on Thingiverse: Lessons Learned (20 mins)


-Nicholas Giovinco - Creating Your Name as a 3D Printable Keychain in Google Sketchup
-Nicholas Giovinco - Crash Course to 3D Printing on a Makerbot Replicator 2 with Replicator G

Machine Demonstration:

-Shane Mathews - CNCs (MIC)

-Buddy Smith - ZCorp Printer (Wood-shop)

-Randy Farmer - Desktop CNC (3DP Zone)

-Nicholas Giovinco - Makerbot Replicator 2 (Classroom)

We are still looking for some more help on this event. What we need:

1. If you are willing give a lecture, please let me know your topic and how long you need. (10-20 mins)
2. If you are willing to teach a workshop, please say what topic and where
3. If you are demonstrating a machine, please say what machine or item.

If you've never been to Freeside before, you can get a preview of our space by checking out our photo tour page on Meetup.

Directions -

The Space is in the Metropolitan Warehouse complex on Metropolitan Pkwy near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, and you can do one of two things to get to it after entering the gates of the complex -

0 - The gate code is 1978*

1 - Take a u-turn down the road to the right after entering the gate, then your first left. Freeside is 3/4 of the way down that road.

2 - Take a right at the entrance, a right at the back of the complex, and another right after passing two other warehouses.

Overview of the warehouse complex directions found on our wiki.

Street View of the front entrance.

If you need any help or have a question, just email us a [masked].

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  • James C.

    Fantastic event. Quality panelists and interest sessions.

    February 9, 2013

  • Ben B.

    I had a great time, there were very good presenters, and we filled up the place! Will the Google Hangout video(s) be available?

    February 9, 2013

  • David H.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. I was traveling a little ways by bike and had a nasty flat tire and bent rim after I hit the edge of a raised sewer grate on Spring St. Will be visiting later on next week.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't make it either - still fending off the flu and didn't want to spread it around more. It's a shame too, was rather looking forward to the event.

    February 9, 2013

  • Lacy Thompson J.

    Excellent info - wasn't sure how long the meeting was going to last so I had to leave about 3 hours in, but really enjoyed what I saw.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed today, guys. Had a date with the ER friday morning. Still recovering. I definitely plan to make the next!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The new gate code is 1978*

    February 9, 2013

  • dbwhiteman

    I was told I need a code to get in the gate...I don't no if Im too late to get it, seeing as how Im contacting you on the day of.

    February 9, 2013

  • Chris M.

    will be there

    February 7, 2013

  • Monique

    Only possible deviation posed by potential work schedule.

    January 27, 2013

  • Charles S.

    I might bring Cyndi, a 2nd-gen Cupcake.

    January 24, 2013

  • Enoch R.

    Hey I have a line of prints I'd like to improve + friend that lives down there. I'm in

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh I can't wait.

    January 20, 2013

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