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Here’s a few parts I made for Oriole Park at Camden Yards. I headed down to the stadium today to test the fit, and it went perfectly. All 9000 padded seats between the dugouts behind home plate use two of these. It’s a self adjusting bracket to hold the seats to the rest of the chair. Since each seat is angled differently to face the field, a simple bracket doesn’t do the job. This bracket has a rotating ball in a socket to accommodate for any angle. I unfortunately don’t get to sell them the entire 18,000 sets of parts that they use for the whole lot because these are just replacements for when the originals break, but it’s still a nice order and pretty need to add them to my client list! The black one is the original, mine is the all white set. The company who made these originally got bought by a different stadium seating company, and they no longer offer these parts. They don’t break too often, but when they do, the seat is unusable, so it’s always good to have a few on hand.
 My white 3d printed ones next to the black originals

These three parts are the original pieces.

This is the 3d printed nylon part. The central ball rotates freely to any angle.

You can see the metal bars that stick out from the arm rest.
The ball part fits right on the metal bar, and adjusts itself to the angle as needed.
I tested the screw hole placement in their repair shop on a newly refinished padded seat. They replace the vinyl on these all the time.

It works! Installed in section 30 row 29 seat 11

Here’s a great article shapeways put up about it:

Breaking out the CNC skills for this one.  The mysterious maze from Westworld:

Everyone loves a good sci-fi western. Between seasons, follow your heart and play with this mysterious maze to pass the time. This project is ready to go and just needs your support. I’m only making a very limited run of these.

I’ll be carving these about 8″ in diameter from top quality select kiln-dried pine and staining it dark. It’s 3/4″ thick and will come with three stainless steel ball bearings.

These will be engraved by a CNC router here in Baltimore at the Baltimore Node Makerspace. They’re then hand-sanded smooth, and stained dark.

This is my fifth project here on kickstarter. I’m confident that I’ll be able to get these into your hands before the end of February. It is a quick project with a fast turnaround time. I have everything I need to get started and just need your support.
Thanks for looking, and as always, please share this project with others. 

My friend Ryan Kittleson likes to post videos of him doing modeling in Sculptris and they’re always fun to watch.  I decided to try it on a project I did yesterday.  It’s about 3-4 hours of work in AutoCAD, playing back at 7x speed.  Let me know what you think!

I’m not a big drinker, so you won’t often find me in bars in Federal Hill.  However, I was there earlier this week, at 8am.  Newt Fowler bought me a blueberry pancake breakfast at Metropolitan and we discussed my view on the Maker movement and on 3d printing. We also talked about some of my history in the 3d world, and he wrote up a nice article about it which can be found here:

He told me he wanted to do a complimentary piece to the one he wrote recently after interviewing Hugh Evans, a T. Rowe Price investment managert who’s leaving to go manage a $100 million fund at 3D Systems.  The original article talks about the future of the manufacturing industry especially in Maryland, big business, money, and what he’ll be doing at 3D Systems.