With Valentine’s Day coming up, gift shopping is in full swing. It can be hard to find the perfect thing to express your feelings, and maybe aren’t sure what to buy.
Well 3D printing is here to help! There are some amazing resources online for making the perfect custom gift for your loved one, and you don't even need to own a printer! Check out these 5 options below.
3D printing has exploded over the past five years, but did you know 3D printing has actually been around since the 1980s? 3D printing is actually over 30 years old. So why all these years later has the popularity of 3D printing skyrocketed?
Upon my graduation with my undergraduate mechanical engineering degree, I decided it was time to thank the real hero in my life, the one that was there for me during the toughest times, the one that never let me down and always knew the right answers.
My TI-84 calculator.
As a mechanical engineering student, I was around 3D printing all the time. However, my main use for it is a bit different than most engineers. I love using 3D printing for fashion applications. Specifically science fashion.
19-year old Abigail Harrison has transformed from space fan to international science ambassador
Many kids dream of becoming astronauts when they grow up. However, few take action towards this goal like 19-year-old Abigail Harrison has. Harrison is passionate about using her journey towards becoming the first astronaut to step on Mars as a learning experience for the world.
Last month I graduated with my B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and it is making me a bit nostalgic, thinking about all the cool engineering experiences I have had. It also reminds me of a time when I barely had any idea what you do in undergraduate engineering classes. Therefore I am motivated to share about the projects I got to work on for my own benefit of looking back, as well as giving people an idea of what undergraduate mechanical engineers actually do.
One of my favorite projects I got to work on was in Mechanics of Materials lab (affectionately known as MoM Lab by students). I got to smash stuff. Ok, well smash stuff and take important measurements.
Hidden Figures was number one in the box office last weekend. I am ecstatic.
I have been following the progress of this movie for months and rooting for its success. As a mechanical engineering student, I had family members sharing the trailer on Facebook and friends organizing watch parties for the opening weekend. Seeing this movie has been on my calendar for months, so seeing it this past Saturday was an exciting event, but also made me a bit nervous.
The newest item in my science fashion wardrobe I am crazy about is the Think Geek Twinkling Stars skirt! I received this as a gift from my parents as a graduation gift (because everyone in my life knows how much I love science inspired clothes now) and absolutely love it. It combines two of my favorite things: space and a bit of wearable tech. One thing for sure, you will definitely be the center of attention in a room when you wear it.
On a mission to show the art and creativity in science, technology and engineering.