Health Maker Lab is EXHIBITING AT WORLD MAKER FAIRE! Learn More Here About Why You Should Be There!!

Greetings, Synergist!

Ahh, the weak week after Labor Day…traditional end of Summer, commencement of the school year and gateway to harlequin Autumn. I spent much of the Dog Day Season of damp, despond and desuetude Brooklyn-bound—in (air-conditioned) efforts to enhance our Community.

[Grandsons in Summer; Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, August 2016. Photo by Land Grant.]

NOW, I’m delighted to welcome You and Fall back! “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…” (Thank you, Keats!)

Here’s gladsome HCx3DP [our Meetup Community] and Health Maker Lab News-Autumnal. About some of what we’ve recently accomplished to raise our Community’s profile—and create more Synergists to join us.

Health Maker Lab (HML) will be exhibiting at World Maker Faire New York 2016 (WMF)—Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2. (No, this isn’t a Meetup per se BUT I want to get this news to you and our Community—so you can consider participating.) We’ll be exhibiting with a village of other Health Makers in the Make: Health “pavilion.”

After all, “Maker” IS the middle name of our new Nonprofit. And, the Maker Movement—Geekdom’s “home” of the eTinker and DigiFabber—is a great reservoir of Healthcare-focused Citizen Scientists…AND their great Health-Making ideas!

WMF runs from 10 AM to 6 PM on both 1 & 2 October, at New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), at the (1939 & 1964) World Fair Grounds, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens, NY 11368. (That’s pub-trans available from the 111th Street Stop on the 7 Train—a four-block walk!) For more, here’s a full FAQ on WMF. (Ticket discounts and accommodations are available: see these FAQs.)

Please plan to come enjoy WMF for its Seventh Annual iteration in New York City. This year, Maker Media, Inc.—the parent of the Maker Faires worldwide (a projected 185 branded Faires in 2016)—estimates 115K attendees will join-in over the two weekend days in NYC. Enjoy 1,000+ Makers, speakers, attractions and 350+ hands-on activities.  YOWZA! YES—if you’d like to experience THE submersive mode of Makerdom live—WMF is the interactive playground for you.

HML will have some very interesting Health Maker “objects” on our tabletop and in our booth in the Make: Health “pavilion.” Come look, play and exchange!

Prepare—if you can!—for an intoxicating hybrid of digital country fair, techie carnie/sideshow, science expo on steroids and geek geewhiz-ardry. WMF is award winning and family-friendly—while celebrating technology, digi-fab, 3DP, AI/robotics, drones, maker tools and systems, CNC gear, wearable tech, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more. Get dipped in amazement amok—and thrive to thrill another day!

Synergist—this is THE event for YOU! See you there!!


Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY &
Founder, Health Maker Lab, Inc.

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The 7th Annual World Maker Faire NY 2016 “Town Hall” Invites Present & Prospective Makers To Confab To Enhance The Event & Our Community!

Cheers, Synergist!

Call for Makers-Giant

As you know—over the last 20 months or so—our HCx3DP Community has helped birth and foster Health Maker Lab, Inc. (HML). HML’s “middle name” bespeaks the Maker Movement. Now, DigiFab Making is helping to empower Healthcare and the DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) efforts to leverage LifeSci to enhance Health at the grassroots level of local communities.

As big a force as we believe Making to be, it is still “under the radar” of most Americans. This despite the 135 Maker Faires of every size held around the world in 2015. And, President Obama’s personal interest in Making at a Faire at the White House in 2014 and the National Maker Faires in 2015 and—just concluded—in 2016 in Washington, DC.

2015 LogoWorld Maker Faire here in NYC—the 7th Annual—takes place on 1 and 2 October 2016 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Last year the event hosted 95K Makers and “would bes” in two weekend days at the end of September. (This is the second largest Maker Faire in the world annually—the largest is Maker Faire Bay Area, with a 135K attendees last year.)

Three months or so in advance of World Maker Faire, the folks at Maker Media (parent of the Faires, “Make: Magazine” and many other Maker “vehicles”) hold a “Town Hall” here in NYC. Here’s how Maker Media’s Sherry Huss, VP and in charge of the Faire’s operation, positions the Town Halls:

“In addition to providing updates on the event, our goal is to recruit Makers, answer questions, continue to generate ideas, form working groups and connect with people and organizations that are interested in participating in the 7th Annual World Maker Faire New York.

“If there are others that you know that would like to get involved, please feel free to invite them too.  This event is open to the public and we would love to connect with people, groups and organizations that should be involved with Maker Faire. Feel free to spread the word and invite interested parties.

“If you have participated in World Maker Faire New York, attended a Maker Faire Town Hall in the past, want to talk to us about a group exhibit or are new and want to learn more, we will have our Maker Faire team at this event to work with you.

“In addition, we will be updating you on highlights from The National Week of Making. The maker movement is providing new insights into local and global manufacturing,design, workforce development, education and even creative culture.”

I’ll be attending this Town Hall—as I have the last two years. The Maker Media people are good folks to know—for all the interests of Makers.

The Town Hall will be held at Kickstarter in Brooklyn, at 58 Kent Street, Wednesday (tomorrow!), 29 June, at 6:30 to 8:30 PM


Organizer, HCx3DP Meetup NY &
Founder, Health Maker Lab, Inc.

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Our “DigiFab Healthcare Roundtable” UPDATE! Wed, 22 June: Join Our Next Meetup!

Greetings, Healthcare/DigiFab Synergist!

I’m delighted to update you on the exciting “doings” we have planned for your delectation at our upcoming Meetup on Wednesday, 22 June, here in DUMBO.

We’re working hard to assure this knowledge- and connection-rich event will deliver the latest news about DigiFab’s (including 3DP) positive disruption of Healthcare—news you can take to the lab-bench and bank!

>>> My Stanford Med School HCx3DP Lecture Highlights

[The Med School IS monumental & they’re building more & bigger in the School/Hospital complex on campus right now. Took my wife and me 45 mins to find the office suite of Dr. Larry Chu, our host, even with GPS, maps, Info Booths and uniformed greeters…Yowza!]

I’ll kick-off our 22 June event with an over-arching review of real-world HCx3DP developments worldwide. To launch, I’ll intro our “DigiFab Healthcare Roundtable” with an updated “high-light reel” of the lecture I presented at Stanford Medical School in Palo Alto at the end of April.

My title was “3D Printing & Patient Anatomy.” I took a “horizontal” perspective of current HCx3DP developments—in the sadly vertical-silo’d and sequestered ecosystem of medical specialties. I worked to show Stanford graduate students how diverse advances in our hybrid segment can connect effectively across a spectrum of new Healthcare solutions.

Hey…come to our 22 June Meetup to enjoy the same educational benefits as the cosseted students of Stanford!!

>>> Desktop Bio-Printing the Mysteries of Life

[The "BioBots 1" is a desktop 3D bioprinter that builds 3D living tissues out of human cells. AND, all starting at $10,000. A quantum cost-reduction from comparable printers on the market...]

Then, I’ll be pleased to intro Danny Cabrera, the Co-Founder and CEO of BioBots of Philadelphia via a Penn team of ‘Preneurs. (And, I’m proud to remind our Community that Danny is also a member of our Health Maker Lab Advisory Council.)

Danny & Crew are out to democratize biological engineering by providing low-cost, easy-to-use desktop 3D printers that can print “bio-inks.” BioBots’ social-commerce and common-good goals include helping biotechies and med-engines to prototype and iterate accelerated Healthcare solutions.

Come listen and watch how Danny has ‘preneured his company forward with a consummate example of HCx3DP in innovative action…

>>> CADD Edge Showcases the Newest Stratasys 3DPs

[Detail of human anatomy---printed from patient scans---by the new, breakthrough Stratasys J750. Note the integrated combination of colors, materials and opacities: all delivered in one 3D "print" via the J750's innovative "Digitally Mixed Model Materials" printer/software controls.]

Charles Driza—another Health Maker Lab Advisory Council member—is the new “Business Development Manager–3D Printing” at CADD Edge, Inc.’s office in Manhattan.

CADD Edge (or CE)—with nine offices in the Northeast including New York City—is an engineering-technology VAR (Value-Added Reseller). CE’s two most important “principals”—as independent sales organizations call their supplier/partners—are SolidWorks and Stratasys.

SolidWorks is a major CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software provider. Stratasys—a hybrid U.S./Israel firm—manufacturers a wide array of industrial and professional 3D printers. Stratasys—along with 3D Systems—is one of the world’s Big Two, publicly held, 3DP-pure-play firms.

Stratasys is also the parent of Brooklyn’s MakerBot, which it bought in 2013 for $400 meg. (Making Bre Pettis, Co-Founder and CEO, wealthy enough to become a VC after his inevitable departure of last year.) The BK firm was once the dominant leader in desktop “prosumer” 3D printers internationally. Now, some of MakerBot’s competition (e.g., Ultimaker) have caught up with the company.

Charles Driza enjoys recent job-experiences that make him a hybrid expert in our hybrid niche. These include:
(1)  an OR medical-device support-team manager;
(2) new biz development for a specialized 3DP OS controlling fleets of printers (particularly in higher education); and
(3) the co-organizing of a hands-on meetup group teaching “newbies” about the basics of 3D printing (e.g., a 100 at a time at the BK Public Library).

Stratasys has recently introduced the most sophisticated high-end 3DP on the market: the J750. (OK: Stratasys doesn’t seem to have a flare for memorable product branding!) This is the shipping-machine that suddenly made HP’s “vaunted” and “market-freezing” first-entry into the 3DP marketplace look pretty lame—by point-to-point comparative features. Particularly since that HP “trailing-edge” launch is NOW scheduled for the end of 2016 (IF it doesn’t slip further still).

The J750 sports features such as:
(1) multi-material capabilities (up to six materials mixed digitally);
(2) 360,000+ color capabilities (functionally “full-color”); and
(3) horizontal build layers down to 14 microns (0.00055 inches).

From the amazing printed results I’ve seen in person, the J750 is likely to deliver major impacts on 3D printing for Healthcare solutions. I look forward to Charles’ CE/Stratasys update—including the J750—on 22 June.

Come get educated and connected…!!


Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.


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