Monday, August 12, 2013

DefCon 2013 Re-cap

As a few of you know, I attended DefCon this year in Vegas. I've been bugging my work to send me for the past few years, but thanks to my co-worker Jeff who pulled some strings, we both were able to attend this year. This post is going to be kinds picture heavy, so please bare with me.

Hacker Jeopardy!

Walking Bar

General shot of one of the convention hallways

I loved her dress!
Booth Babes!

SDR Radios!

A very tall Type A machine.

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Me and Eric from

Here's a general shot of the vendor room.

There were a few 3d Printers there

At the Hardware hacking village

A hardware vending machine

There were a ton of interesting talks related to security. Some of the best parts were meeting random people in the hallways to talk tech. All in all, going to Defcon was a great experience, and I look forward to heading back next year. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Creation Workshop Beta 10

Well, the time has finally come to release the next version of Creation Workshop. I keep saying this, but it's been too long since I made a release. Thanks to the help of dozens of users, I was able to make fixes and improvements to the slicing, generation of GCode, control of the printer, multiple profiles, and dozens of other items. Please see the ReleaseNotes.txt for a full list of improvements. The one things I really wanted to finish up - Automatic Support Generation is unfortunately not in this release. It will be coming soon, but I didn't want to delay this release any more.

I decided to move the software out of the Alpha stage and into Beta. It seems stable enough, and from what I've seen, dozens of users have been able to print some wonderful models with it.

I've taken the time to update the manual and add in a hardware guide to address many of the question I have about my setup.

Please take the time to play around with it and give some feedback. I look forward to hearing from you all.