“Weekly Meeting and the new 3Doodler 3D pen”

Reverse Space – Build, Create, Collaborate.

“Weekly Meeting and the new 3Doodler 3D pen”

This week ReverseSpace will be opening the box for the new 3Doodler 3D pen. This croudfunded Kickstarter project rasied more than 2 Million in pledges to bring this new concept to the Makerspace community. People are also trying to use this 3D pen to weld together two different prints without leaving a seam.

Below is a description of the pen from their croudfunding campaign:

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease! Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice you will be able to make far more intricate objects.

3Doodler is a brand new way of creating objects and artistic works. Whether you are an artist, hobbyist or 3D printing fanatic, we can’t wait to see what you 3Doodle!

More information can be found at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen

For more information on the meeting:

This week we will also have the standard Thursday Makerspace meeting. If you would like a tour of the Makerspace, please come between 5:30pm to 6:30pm for a tour. ReverseSpace is open for new people to see every Thursday.

5:30PM to 6:30PM - “Tours of the space. All are welcome!”

6:30PM to 7:30PM - “The opening of the new 3Doodler 3D pen box”

5:30PM to 11PM – The Makerspace is open to everyone and their projects.

If you have any projects you are working on, feel free to bring it to Reverse Space! We have locked storage space, hundred of tools and electronics, and the largest sections of free to use 3D printers for any Makerspace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace) on the east coast of the US. At this time membership is free.

Equipment and donations available for anyone to use:

3Doodler 3D pen - http://the3doodler.com/ NEW!

FLIR E5 Thermal Imaging Camera - http://www.flir.com/US/ NEW!

PortPilot Pro - http://portpilot.net/ NEW!

ExtrusionBot http://www.extrusionbot.net/ Almost done.

Makerbot Replicator 2 - http://www.makerbot.com/

Makerbot Replicator 1 - http://www.makerbot.com/

Ultimaker 3D printer - https://www.ultimaker.com/

Form 1 3D printer - http://formlabs.com/

Z-Corp 3D Systems Full Color 3D printer - http://www.zcorp.com/en/home.aspx

NextEngine Laser Scanner - http://www.nextengine.com/

Node Chroma – Bluetooth 4.0 surface color scanner. http://variableinc.com/

Arduino microcontroller Uno and Mega - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino

Raspberry Pi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

BeagleBone Blackhttp://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone%20Black

Book “Bad to the Bone” on crafting electronic systems with BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black

Book “Z-Wave Basics” on using w-wave for wireless communication in Smart Homes.

Book “Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius” on projects for Raspberry Pi.


Other projects we are working on below. Help is always needed.

Micro controller (Arduino) – Looking for a group leader to start projects and setup lab.

Raspberry Pi – Installation of OS system and working test system for members.

Lyman Filament Extruder – Every Makerspace should have one!

Heated Build Bed - for Makerbot Replicator 2. We have the parts.

Human Head 3D Scanning - Microsoft Kinect Sensor installed with the software for 3D scanning.

NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner – Ready to use.

3D - “Rostock Delta Arm 3D printer” Team is almost done.

3D - “PrintRbot LC” - This 3D printer needs to be calibrated and test prints done.

3D - “RepRap” - This also needs to be calibrated and test prints done.

CNC - “ShapeOko CNC” Team is almost done.

3D - “B9Creator” Getting a working print and settings with our DLP light 3D printer.

Drone - “Flight of the 3D printed quad copter drone” The drone needs to fly.

Help Needed - Organization and building of the Makerspace. Help is always appreciated but not required.

Community Help - Other members who may need help on their projects.

Website and listed equipment – Webmaster needed. Free membership for this job.

Equipment Operators – Host of the space runs the Makerbot, Corporate 3D printers, and Ultimaker.


Address of the meeting:

Cortona Academy

13505 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 3 (all the way in the back!)

Herndon, VA 20171

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  • Murali R.

    Excellent, as always. Enjoyed meeting folks with similar interests and the fabulous toys.

    March 13

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