Maple Plank

My entry in the Cubify Summer Sunglasses Challenge and my first time attempt at 3D printing which won me a Cube 2 3D printer. This is where the journey started for me. Looking back now I can see numerous ways to improve my design. Most notable the fact that all of the veins were sketched individually…

The Ideal Scout

Being an eagle scout, I had a lot of fun printing this statue scanned by Jerry7171. I have been following Jerry since his Moses scan controversy where intellectual property laws and 3D printing butted heads. Jerry’s scans look great and are a great way to show off SLA capabilities and sometimes even stress test a…

Steam Junction Coin

Borrowing the body from the Business Coin project, I had a little fun with the new logo for the new makerspace of Burlington, NC. I have been closely involved with the Alamance Makers Guild since I joined in 2014 and I am extremely excited to see their new property, Steam Junction, grow into an amazing…

Business Coin

I’ve been handing out laser cut business cards, which people usually love, but that didn’t seem like a fair representation of my professional work. With a print area of 64×40 mm, the Ember is not well suited for printing business cards so I decided to print business coins. Using a facial scan from a now forgotten…

Ratatouille Sign

It’s been three years in the making, but I finally gained access to a waterjet and was able to cut this sign out. There will be an instructable shortly

Golden Snitch

In my lifelong quest to prove I’m cool to my big sister, I made this as a present for her birthday. She’s a huge Harry Potter fan and, like all VT alum, a hokie for life. For the record, my sister is older than me and still listening to Harry Potter on tape every night….

Ornament Cage

I made this for the White House 3D printed ornament contest. A little bummed it didn’t make the cut, but it was technically just outside the acceptable printing envelope. Instructable

2-Tone Printing

This was one of my favorite personal projects. You can print a lot of really cool things with two layers of color, especially embossed text. I ended up printing roughly 50 of these suckers for a fundraising campaign for my college advisor’s retirement present. It was incredibly gratifying to watch a square foot of these print…

Ember Print Display Case

A few guys on our team were heading to a jewelry show in NY and wanted a safe way to transport prints still attached to a build head. The reasoning being to show off how many rings you can still print within a 64 mm x 40 mm build area. Instructable

Summit Sign

We had an issue at our office of no one knowing the name of our SLA printing lab. To remedy that, a co-worker and I made this on build day. (build day is a free day to finish personal projects at Pier 9) Instructable

Pixar Decals

Not able to leave well enough alone. I wanted to accessorize the Embers that I use for quality testing. I may have named them all after Pixar characters. . . You can see how I made them here. And for those wondering why I would name the printers, it’s required for online pairing, and that’s…

Fallout 4 Pin

In honor of my latest video game obsession, I wanted to recreate the perk pins seen in the loading screens of Fallout 4. You can read all about it here.