The final stop on my Irish, British and Scottish roadshow was ancient Edinburgh. A city as cloaked in history as it is moss. Scotland is a lovely country, making up the Northern UK territory and producing some of the best Whisky in the world, it has always been high on my list of travel destinations. Full disclosure, the original impetus for this roadshow had been a wedding I was asked to officiate in Edinburgh, and given the success of the Shapie community there it made sense to combine work and play. After making some great memories with my old college community, I was excited to see how Scottish Shapies got inspired! I spent Monday with the esteemed Vijay Paul of Dotsan and the evening meeting up with Steven Gray, Chris Dobson and Michael Inglis, three other incredibly talented Shapies. Not sure if it was the gloomy weather or tasty spirits, but Scotland greatly impressed me with the magic of its design culture.
After an inspiring meetup in Galway it was time to head to Big Ben and meetup with the London Shapeways Community. It was overcast and slightly misting when I arrived, in typical British form. 15 Shapies (and even some of their family) met me at The Riverside, on the South Side of the River Thames.
It was a pleasant variety of Shapies, many of them designers and engineers by day. Entrepreneurs, amateurs and some venerable members of the 3D Printing community came out and shared stories and Shapeways models. Many of the designers, like the one by Terry Wu featured above, were focused on making complete collections and iterating to perfection! Here are some highlights:
Top o' the mornin', Shapies! Have you been to the Emerald Isle or always yearned to go? After 3 days here in Galway, Ireland is quickly rising on my favorite travel destinations list. Beyond the gorgeous vistas, the people are unbelievably friendly!
There's a robust community of Shapies here in Ireland and last night I had the pleasure of meeting up with six Irish 3D modelers! Much of this crew understood the importance of prototyping, printing their models in WSF before opting for one of our nice metals. Two of them even had at home printers that they iterate on before uploading to Shapeways.
Savannah, Shapeways roaming gnome here, and I'm hitting the road again! This time, for #ShapewaysRoadtrip part two, I'll be in Galway, London and Edinburgh hosting meetups along the way. In addition to mingling, I am also looking to showcase designers who use Shapeways to power their businesses and enhance their lives. Send me an email, Savannah@Shapeways.com if you're interested in being featured (and comfortable being on camera). Now, for the details:
This is the final part in a four part series highlighting stops made along the first ever 3D Printing #ShapewaysRoadtrip across America. Over the last week, I visited Las Vegas, Denver and Chicago before a final and momentous stop in Cincinnati. Thank you all for following along on my journey; I look forward to the adventures yet to come!
Last week I posted the first two parts in a four part series covering my 3D Printing road trip across America. After Las Vegas and Denver, I headed to Chicago for the biggest meetup of the trip to date. My final post on Cincinnati will come out tomorrow.
This is part two in a four part series highlighting my 3D Printing #ShapewaysRoadtrip across America. Yesterday, I featured the Shapies of Las Vegas. Today is a recap of my stop in Denver, and my adventures in Chicago and Cincinnati are still in store.