pinshape is a 3D printing community that makes exploring, sharing, selling, downloading and ordering 3D prints simple & fun! We're a startup in Mountain View's #500Startups accelerator program. To celebrate Maker Faire - we're giving away a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer - Register to win in 10 seconds here - Come by and meet the founders of Pinshape, watch us 3D print a few cool shapes, and win a 3D printer!

Making Toys with Maker Tech and Selling Them: Tales from the Frontline


I'll talk about using 3D printing, textile printing, laser cutting and games to make customised toys, and how we brought Makies through traditional toy safety certification and got them onto real shelves at retail.
I'll talk about sales, margins, materials, design techniques and software, pitfalls, things to avoid, where the opportunity lies: make it quite a How-To.

Start Making! @ Computer Clubhouses


In 2014 & 2015, the Making! @ Clubhouses is a Computer Clubhouse Network-wide education and outreach initiative, sponsored by Intel in partnership with the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group, is providing financial and professional development support to Clubhouses to foster more engineering and "do-it-yourself" activities. These activities can lead into individual and small group open make self-designed projects. The program was successfully piloted with girls in 5 Clubhouses in the summer and fall of 2013, and is spreading to 25 more Clubhouses internationally in 2014. We'll share both our evaluation report and new Session Guide.

We Can Pickle That!


Cucumbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to veggies that can be transformed into tasty pickled treats. In this hands-on workshop, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will show you how to make delicious pickles at home. After a quick demo of the steps involved in making both fermented and vinegar-brined pickles, we'll get to chopping. As we work, we'll talk about flavor combinations, how to experiment with new recipes without compromising food safety, and how to incorporate pickles into your meals.

Making the Perfect Dip


Learn to create the perfect dips by pairing spice packets with various bases to best enhance the flavor of your final dish! Spice packets contain dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and cheese with no added salt or sugar. Dip base options include Greek yogurt, hummus, sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise. n * which spice packets naturally pair best with each base optionn * how to choose the appropriate base for your purposen * how to create your family's favorite healthy dip basen

Meet Modio, a new app that lets you design and print your own toys at home


Modio, it's the new app that lets you design & customize incredible creatures and turn them into toys using a desktop 3D printer. Easy to use drag and drop functionality lets you build creatures, characters and constructs free-form or from pre-designed templates. Customization features including surface textures let you personalize your creation and then, with the press of a button, your parts are magically sorted by color and prepped to print. So the app is fun but the outcome is also outstanding. With Modio, you get to play! These creations are printed bit by bit and designed to snap together and provide some pretty amazing pose-ability.