Monday and Thusday evenings are Open House at HacDC.
Monday is nominally focused on microcontrollers and work on coding our laser cutter while Thursdays are focused on 3D printer building, repair and upgrades. BYOB.
ImplicitCAD is a free open-source 2D and 3D design tool maintained by Julia, and now it’s available as a web-based service. It’s text-based and parametric. Head on over to http://implicit.faikvm.com/ to see a demo and design your own parts and objects, then download them as STL and 3D print them. For example, this is a child-like artistic impression of a bolt that would not work very well at all (feel free to click the link and improve it though):
# Tips: Yes the connection is slow right now, it’ll be improved shortly. Click Render and wait a minute.