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Friday Jun 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Tinkercad is back and we're teaching a class on it!

For those of you who do not know, Tinkercad is this awesome web based 3D CAD program. It was slated to go offline later this year. However, Autodesk just bought it and it will remain online. Yeah!

It is by far the easiest to use 3D CAD program that we have encountered. Additionally, you can export the file to a format that can be used on the Shop's 3D printers.

Thursday Jul 18, 2013 7:30 pm

3D printing is the hot new manufacturing industry disrupter that everyone's talking about.

But what is it exactly, why has this decades old technology only recently exploded on the scene, and where is it going?

Girls in Tech Las Vegas is delighted to host our latest panel session on 3D Design and Production.

Gathering well established 3D printing experts in the field who leverage this technology in innovative ways, this will be a fascinating night of cutting edge discussion.

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013 7:00 pm

After the success of the last two Shapeways meetups, a third will be held to give attendees a sneak peek of an exciting new material you'll be able to 3D print in very soon - Elasto Plastic! This soft, flexible, squishy material has huge potential for use in creative tech and art projects. Watch bands, seals, and soft electronics comes to mind when considering this material.

Come and play with Elasto Plastic (and all of the other cool materials Shapeways offers) and geek out over 3D printing with likeminded curious people.

14 Jun 2013

Hi everyone!

I just announced the Meet the Teachers meetup for next Thursday (20th).  

Meet the Teachers

If you have some time on Thursday, please stop into the shop and say hello.  Ask questions about classes that we have scheduled and what classes we have in the works.  If you have a class that you would like to teach but have questions about the content or the procedure, we would like to discuss it with you.  

Thursday Jun 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Come by the shop and say hello to some of the people who are teaching or will be teaching classes at SYN Shop. We would like to start an open dialog with our community to find out what people would like to learn, experience or teach.

13 Jun 2013

So I finished up the stilts and have been walking around in them. They are interesting to move in as they really change your center of balance. No video yet, but I'm working on it. Video demo is here. Here's the remainder of the build… All pictures are here.

Sunday Jul 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Sugru is a moldable, self setting rubber. There are 1001 uses from fixing things, to improving existing things to making whole new things!

Learn more about Sugru here:

SYN Shop, in cooperation with Instructables is hosting a Sugru build night! We will provide some samples of Sugru and find new and interesting things to do with it!

03 Jun 2013

Wow, I haven't posted here in a while, but I wanted to show a few things that I've been working on for the shop and some personal projects.


Sunday Jun 30, 2013 3:00 pm

SYN Shop is going to host our first Instructables sponsored build night!

We'll be getting together to explore design and fabrication with Tinkercad and Autocad's 123D Design and Make software packages. We'll look into designing for 3D and have a brief look at how you can realize your designs on the 3D printers or or the laser cutter using 123D Make!

Sunday Jun 9, 2013 3:00 pm

It's time to Hack Your Hackerspace!

We're getting together for a day of cleaning and improving the space. Come help make your hackerspace better.

We're looking to do the following:

- Clean the space
- Identifying excess equipment
- Making space for the new workstation area
- Installing cable runway
- Organizing tool storage
- Whatever else needs done