The Kickstarter Experiment – a successful failure

In February, we launched a Kickstarter campaign on February 4th, 2015 which ultimately was unsuccessful at raising a $10,000 funding goal. However, this was not your ordinary Kickstarter…it was an experiment to test a few things, and the results were very interesting. Thus, we’re going to call this a “successful failure”.  Here’s what we were trying to determine: ...

Setting up Octopi with WiFi on a Printrbot Simple 1

“The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph!”  ~Butterfly Circus (link to the YouTube shortfilm).  If you get frustrated, just imagine how great you’ll feel to get Octopi working!   Installing Octopi for a Printrbot Simple Last updated: April 2, 2015 @ 10:36 The above quote has been my experience getting my OctoPi, OctoPrint server up and ...

The best design is one you don’t have to do – design tips and tricks for 3D printing

As more customer requests for design come into our queue, we wanted to ensure our design community that they have as many tools at their disposal to do the best design work for our customers so that the You3Dit community becomes the best distributed design and manufacturing network on the planet. So what do we ...

The birth of You3Dit.com

As a person who will be eternally interested in entrepreneurship and those involved in creating technology businesses, our team thought it would be both fun and educational to describe how our latest startup–www.you3dit.com–was born. My interest in 3D printing started in March 2012 at a Spanish company called Intelliglass, located in Madrid, Spain.  Having met ...

DFP – Design for Print – what you should know about printing in 3D 2

We used to have “Design for Manufacturing” (DFM) but now as the early majority is starting to catch wind of 3D printing technologies and their amazing potential, a new acronym–Design for Print–will gain traction.  There are now many articles that state the advantages of 3D printing but in short they are: extreme customization, the ability ...