Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France is interested practical digital fabrication focused project documentation (anything that turns codes into things), as well as adventures in synthetic biology, biohacking, personal genomics and programmable materials.

She's currently working on the forthcoming book "Design for CNC: Practical Joinery Techniques, Projects, and Tips for CNC-routed Furniture".

She’s also the Academic Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and compiled the Make: 3D Printing book.

Formerly, she worked as an editor for Make: Books, was digital fabrication editor and skill builder section editor for Make: Magazine, and directed Make:'s 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open— preferably all three.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter and Facebook.

Latest from Anna Kaziunas France


Members of many of the 20 Makerspaces in Taipei gathered at FAN2 (for the FabLab Asia Network conference) for a week of making, workshops, talks, and community building leading up to Maker Faire Taipei. Fablity Scooter While attending Fab10 in Barcelona, Kuramoto Yoshisuke was inspired by the Fab Car (a collaboration between... Read more »


I was lucky enough to visit OpenLab Taipei, one of the earliest Hackerspaces in Taipei. With rooms piled high with salvaged junk just waiting to be transformed into something fantastic, it was in direct opposition to the other organized Makerspaces, fab cafes, and fab labs I saw. It felt intensely disorganized, but extremely... Read more »


With 15 Makerspaces and 5 classroom education focused labs (see the Taipei Maker’s Map for a evolving list), Taipei has a rapidly growing Maker culture, but still maintains a highly traditional educational system. However, that may be changing. During FAN2, the FabLab Asia Network‘s 2nd week-long conference that cumulated in Maker Faire Taipei, Taiwan’s Premier,... Read more »

Rayfish footwear, faux rayfish skin

If you missed BIOFABRICATE you missed out! Researchers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs are growing building materials, packaging, and lighting products from mushrooms. They're painting with bacteria, dying cloth with microalgae and growing clothing from kombucha. Plus, get the scoop the programmable materials library being built with Autodesk's Project Cyborg and... Read more »


Looking for a truly consumer-grade printer that integrates looks and portability with smart design? You’ll find it in BeeTheFirst. Portugal’s BeeVeryCreative provides a fantastic out-of-the-box experience that allows anyone to painlessly enter the world of desktop 3D printing. Neophytes will be up and running quickly and this portable, polished machine... Read more »


Simplify your workflow with this minimalistic deltabot. Read more »


The new printers are much more polished than their predecessors — but are they as consumer-ready as their finish and packaging suggest? Read more »