The Freedom to Print

John of hackable:news complains that whenever they show off their 3D printer, viewers inevitably ask: "Could you print me this, could you print me that". They just don't realize how difficult it can be to produce a 3D object. Unless the exact object model is readily available (and findable) within a repository like Thingiverse or similar, you must crack open a 3D modelling software tool or fire up a 3D scanner to produce the desired model. 
Fortunately, John managed to learn the basics of Blender "during my geeky vacation so that we can know answer any (simple, thanks :)) printing request during events". 
This, we think, will be the eventual fate of everyone in this space: being those that can practically bridge the gap between the idea and the real by being able to create 3D models. 
If only it was easier. 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!