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July 22, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 2.48.26 PMCome check out all of the creative and cool projects going on right in Tisch Library! See something you want to make yourself? Come into the space, or send an email to, we’re always excited to help Makers get started.

3D Printing Workshop: A Brown Bag Lunch

August 12, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

So I know I’ve been talking a big game when it comes to the free 3D printing available to Tufts students. I’ve gotten a lot of questions like “How do I design something?” “What do I need in order to start?” and “Why male models?” The answers to these questions and more will be covered in my Brown Bag Lunch in Tisch room 204 at 12:30pm THIS WEDNESDAY. Totally free, and laptops will be provided.  This workshop is going to be very laid back, and more hands on than a download of information. All I ask is that you come with an open mind. Bonus points if you come with an idea for a creation!

Daily Design: Cookie Cutting!

August 7, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

3D cookie cuttersI should really slow down with all the alliteration.  As someone who loves baking, I’m really excited about this one.  See those really cool Jumbo themed cookie cutters? Look at them. You can make COOKIES that look like that. I have always had a thing for eating shaped foods, notably Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (Pasta in the shape of Pikachu? How can you say no??).  But with, you choose what shape you put into your mouth.

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Brown Bag Breakdown: Build a Straw-Capsule for Mr.Egg

August 6, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

Egg drop 1This Brown Bag Lunch was from earlier in the summer, but it definitely deserves some recognition. Leo Madariaga, a graduate student at the CEEO, gave participants an objective: help Mr. Egg survive a crash landing! Leo handed out straws and tape to the Makers, and instructed them to build a capsule using different geometric patterns. Read more to see a successful design!



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Daily Design: Minions!

August 1, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts


3D minionsThese are two prints of the same minion character from the movie Despicable Me. The larger is printed with ABS plastic and the smaller was printed with recycled material made by the Maker Studio’s own filament extruder. 

Think you can print something cuter? Prove it!


3D Solutions

August 1, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

We all have some very small problems that are just part of our daily lives, problems that we adjust to and don’t usual 3D pully 1consider fixing. Often it is a leaky faucet, creaking hinge,  or the lock that needs to be jiggled in just the right way to open.  For Jess Scolnic, it was an inconvenient light switch.  Take a look at the picture and see if you can tell what’s so inconvenient about it(light switch on the right). To solve this problem, she turned the the Jumbo  Maker Studio, and 3D printing.



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Brace Yourselves: 3D Printing is Coming

July 28, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

Everyone who has seen the popular HBO series: Game of Thrones has probably thought about having a pet dire wolf.  Jeremy Slavitz decided to use 3D printing to make that thought a reality.

“I really wanted to make something using the 3d printers to verify that they are in fact as ridiculously powerful and capable as I’d believed they were.” – Jeremy

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My First 3D Print

July 24, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

I have worked with 3D printers before in past internships, and I learned how useful they can be for 3D shot glass
prototyping an idea, or a quick part replacement.  But I decided to make my first print in the Jumbo Maker Studio to be both fun and functional.

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Spaceman Spiff Charm

July 22, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

Looking for a gift idea for someone? 3D printing is an inexpensive, and very creative way to go. As a HUGE fan of Calvin and Hobbes growing up, I became very excited about this 3D print by Brian Goodmon, a Software Engineer at Tufts.


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Brown Bag Breakdown: Printing Practical Products

July 16, 2014 in Maker Blog Posts

In addition to picking a fantastic name, Jenny Skerker and Nadia Hallaj  did a great job with their first Brown Bag Lunch.

“We wanted to get across to people that 3D printers can be used for so much more than just cute toys or little trinkets. The focus of our workshop was to have people design and print products that they could actually use such as phone cases, cookie cutters, kitchen utensils, etc. by introducing them to three basic 3D printing websites:, and”                                                                                                               -Nadia

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