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February 2015 Hacker of the Month
Erica Derrico | Published Feb 9, 2015

Check out February's Hacker of the Month! It's a great way to learn about new projects and designs to print - get to know your fellow 3D printing community through this friendly monthly competition!

Congratulations to our February Hacker of the Month, Jesse Laster, who impressed us with his crafty 3D printed Meter Clock! According to Laster, it all began with the idea to make a birthday gift for good friend Lauren Bitikofer, electricity and aviation professor at the School of Aeronautical Science at LeTourneau University.

"I started with the idea that I wanted to make a meter clock then I started putting together the pieces that I needed to get that result. Printing the box turned out to be one of the easiest parts of the build." said Laster. 

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Midwest RepRap Fest March 20-22nd 2015
Erica Derrico | Published Feb 9, 2015

If you live in the Midwest, come enjoy the FREE third annual Midwest RepRap Fest! This 3D event is something that you won't want to miss - we will be there, so come say hello!

This coming month, don't miss out on the 2015 Midwest RepRap Festival in Elkhart County, Indiana. The event is completely FREE! All you have to do is show up and hang out with the Midwest 3D printing community to learn new tricks and information about 3D printing. Learn about printers, what they can do, and how you can use them everyday to benefit yourself. 

The first MRRF hosted almost 300 people, and just last year, the event more than tripled with nearly 1,000 attendees. This year, MRRF hopes the number will continue to grow, making it one of the most popular 3D events in the nation, as well as hosting attendees from all over the world.  

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MatterControl Touch Connects 3D Printers to the Internet of Things
| Published Jan 27, 2015

MatterHackers announces the launch of MatterControl Touch, an Android-powered controller that allows users to turn their 3D printer into a standalone, internet-enabled device.

MatterHackers introduces MatterControl Touch, a WiFi-enabled, Android-powered, portable 3D printer controller that provides the ability to create, edit and prepare models directly on your printer using a familiar touchscreen interface based on the popular open source software MatterControl.

Setup is easy and involves connecting the device to any compatible 3D printer via USB cable and walking through a wizard. Once complete, the printer becomes standalone and no longer needs to be connected directly to a computer. Users can sign-in to send and receive printable designs, or download models directly from the web. (More)