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3D Printers, 3D Scanners and Beer / Pizza

Theme for This Month: 3D Printing & Scanning

This month’s meetup will be extra special. Thanks to High Desert Makers we'll have a 3D printer in action! Mike gave me a tour of their warehouse yesterday and I was blown away. Whether you're a software or hardware hacker you'll be impressed by this stuff. 

We'll also have a visitor coming down from Portland who will demoing an industrial, high resolution 3D scanner.

A quick recap for those who missed our last meetup:

- 50+ members
- Arduino, Cubelets
- 100 beers
- 6 pizzas
- Passion-driven conversations

The last meeting did NOT include:

- Presentations
- Structure
- An Agenda

Location for Next Meetup

626 NW Arizona Ave. Suite 7 (3rd floor)
Bend, OR 97701

When: April 2nd from 6-8pm

The Goal of These Meetups

Bring together as many tech entrepreneurs (current or inspiring), devs of all languages, engineers, gamers, artists (graphics or other), UX / UI junkies, nerds, geeks, hackers (both software and hardware), folks interested in the “internet tubes” and playing with technology under one roof. Gatherings will be held once a month and anyone that fits the above criteria is invited.

I'm proposing no structure, presentations or agenda. The natural exchange of passion-driven conversations is far more interesting.

Look forward to seeing you April 2nd! 


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  • Michael A.

    Wow! I was a little overwhelmed by the turnout... I LOVE IT when that happens! I really enjoyed watching people get enthusiastic about the possibilities. Thanks for hosting guys! (-\

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Karen L.

    THANK YOU FOR THE OPEN HOUSE...the beer and pizza!

    April 4, 2014

  • Michael A.

    WOW! Even MORE new faces and contacts than I'd hoped for. It's a great relief to see the crowds growing for these events. The manifestation of the High Desert Maker Mill can't be far behind...

    April 3, 2014

  • Mike W.

    Great meetup. Thank you all for the engaging conversations, I had a lot of fun.

    April 3, 2014

  • Daniel

    Great fun seeing everyone. Enjoyed as usual.

    April 2, 2014

  • Scot B.

    Great turnout and a lot of great questions. Really nice to see so many people who already know about 3D printing and were improving their connections. bring High Desert Maker Mill to Central Oregon and there will be a facility where you can use this type of equipment as part of a membership. Even though they're "cheap", they aren't THAT cheap. Your annual membership costs less than most all of the printers, and you'll get access to all the other tools and technologies as well.

    -Community Enables Everything!

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • markus w.

    The 3d scan demo was enlightning. Especially learning about its various applications.

    April 2, 2014

  • MikeW

    Good demos, nice folks, interesting time

    April 2, 2014

  • Mark S.

    You know this will be a good meeting when you get the following email from a presenter "[I need] a large enough space to setup the scanner to do a full-body scan"

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • Jp

      Ha thats awesome

      April 2, 2014

  • Tim T.

    Looking forward to this!

    April 2, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Cascade Business News will be joining us as well.

    April 2, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Does anyone know more about the High Desert Mill??? Looked up their website not much to go on. Do they offer 3d printing services???

    March 30, 2014

    • Robert M.

      Thanks for the info Alan!!! Will definitely come out Tuesday and Wednesday... Very cool!!'

      March 30, 2014

    • Michael A.

      Hiya Robert... I'll be at the High Desert Maker Mill Update & Demo with my 3D Printer at the Pappy's Pizza meeting tonight... 6pm - 8ish demonstrating a 3D printer... if you need something done right away, we can talk. I'll also be at the Hack Night gathering for the same purpose...

      April 1, 2014

  • Michael A.

    THIS is what makes the creative magic happen! "I'm proposing no structure, presentations or agenda. The natural exchange of passion-driven conversations is far more interesting." ~Mark

    I'm REALLY excited about it! Thanks (-\

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Mark S.

    FYI: Just got confirmation that KTVZ will be filming at the next meeting for a story regarding technology in Bend.

    2 · March 31, 2014

    • Beej

      So everyone show up in full TV makeup just in case.

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Jp

    Oculus Rifts?

    March 28, 2014

    • Jake T.

      I would REALLY like to try it out if anyone is going to bring one. Something where you get to look/walk around would be neat. Also, there is apparently a minecraft mod called "Minecrift" that adds Oculus support if you want to check that out.

      March 31, 2014

    • Mark S.

      Jake: Yep I've got a Rift ready to go. I tend to stick with the "pure" Oculus Rift demos instead of ports because they are better experiences for previewing the Rift. I might feature Ocean Rift ... I'll try installing it later and see which demos are best.

      1 · March 31, 2014

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