Make: Live episode 17 features 3D modeling and printing and was live from the MakerBot workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Learn about the software and hardware toolchain for realizing your imagination in 3D objects in this archived episode. In the clip above, MakerBot co-founder Bre Pettis talks about exciting developments in their extruder technology and fields 3D printing questions from the audience.

Teacher Liz Arum demonstrates Tinkercad, a browser-based solid modeling tool, and talks 3D in the classroom.

Did you see the turtle shell racers at World Maker Faire NY? Michael Curry aka Skimbal talks design and shows how these rad RC cars work. He’s a superstar modeler who prefers the free tool SketchUp over the fancier modeling packages.

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Show notes:

On this episode we also premiered the Secret Noodle Truck video from World Maker Faire NY:

Hidden somewhere on the grounds of World Maker Faire New York is a fully functioning noodle house in the back of a rental truck, run by Mark Krawczuk. The truck usually appears at New York’s Lost Horizon Night Market and serves new friends two types of noodle soups.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Francesco Fondi

    @Mark I love your Secret Noodle Truck (maybe I spent to much time in Japan) but please do NOT stick the chopsticks into the ramen you are serving.