Jessica completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Object Design at Towson University. Her extensive CAD training supplmented with hands on experience working with a family of 3D printers has lead her to collaborate with professionals in the architectural, medical and design fields.
Listen to the interview where we explore the topics of being a maker, performing client work, building a 3D printer from a kit, art, design and fashion, mentoring high school students, the use of 3D printing to aid in prosthetics, and more.
This episode features an in-depth discussion with Joel Johnson. Together with his brother Justin, Joel has created BoXZY, what they refer to as the most versatile desktop fabrication device on the market. BoXZY is a triple-threat tool that combines a 3D Printer, CNC Mill, and Laser Engraver in one compact cube.
BoXZY's rise to stardom happened seemigly ovenight. They were fully funded on Kickstarter in 24 hours.
But that isn't the whole story.There was a very long road that BoXZY's makers had to endure.
We also talk about makerspaces - the one In particular that Joel and Justin's team works out of is TechShop.
TechShop offers safety and basic usage training on all the tools and equipment, and on various other topics. For most equipment, a safety and usage class must be completed before it may be used.
Other Machine Company's Ezra Spier discusses the story behind The Othermill. Born out of a DARPA challenge, and famous in tech circles for a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, Other Machine Company is now at the top of their game. Learn how the company faced challenges, and learn why the Othermill is so useful for so many makers around the world.