On Saturday, March 21, from 11:00 to 1:00, as part of the Trenton Computer Festival, the Sarnoff Collection is offering a 3D printing demo and design tutorial. This short, drop-in workshop will enable visitors to create object designs that can be printed. Rebecca Mercuri and Kevin Meredith will teach you how to use FreeCAD, an open source parametric 3D modeling program. Participants will also design a small medallion that will then be printed using the MakerBot Replicator. Bring a USB thumb drive, and we will provide the software. If you also bring a laptop, you can work on your design and bring it back to our demo area for printing. The event will be held in the Sarnoff Collection on the second floor of Roscoe West Hall.
Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D. is a digital forensics expert and the President of Notable Software, Inc. <www.notablesoftware.com>, the company she founded in 1981. Her caseload has included matters involving contraband, child endangerment, murder, malware, hacking, financial fraud, wrongful work termination, class-action suits, copyright and patent infringement, and election recounts (most notably Bush v. Gore). Rebecca holds a Ph.D. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and performed post-doctoral research at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Kevin Meredith <www.thingiverse.com/alan_one> is currently an Engineering major at Drexel University. He holds a BA in Communications from Rider and a degree in Recording Arts from the School of Audio Engineering in London. Kevin is an avid electronics experimenter, Arduino programmer, and designer, player, and sometime historian of electronic musical instruments. He spearheaded the 3D printing project for IEEE’s Princeton / Central Jersey Section, and several of his object designs have been featured on the front page of the Thingiverse 3D printing website.