So this is my blog, didn’t think that I would be the blogging type – time will tell.
I have started this blog to help me collect, straighten, and document my thoughts. If anyone else gets benefit from it that’s just a bonus.
“Empowered plastic” was a careful choice about the way I feel and perceive 3d printing. 3d printing is a sexy topic with a huge amount of energy associated with it. I believe that this excitement is great, and a fun wave to ride. For me it has been a bit of an awakening of the neglected inventor somewhere next to my inner child. The idea that I can imagine something and then print it in plastic is powerful and thrilling. Plastic is omnipresent and one of the symbols of the current modern age but it hasn’t been something that many people outside of industry knew how to use. If you wanted something you needed to find an appropriate item produced by some faceless corporation. The reprap project has brought this ability to craft and use plastic to everybody, “empowering” them to control “plastic”.
The list of words I considered to craft a name
Need to know printing
Test driven design