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3D Printing and Making with Evan+Katelyn

Be taught extra about Evan + Katelyn, the superior couple who sort out all types of enjoyable maker and 3D printing tasks!

Posted on November 21, 2018


Chris Morgan

The dynamic duo that has been tearing up the Maker scene, Evan and Katelyn, has dabbled in all the pieces from 3D printing to carpentry, to mildew making and DIY high-power water cannons. Be taught extra about them in our newest MatterHackers Minute article.

At present dwelling in Texas after bouncing across the US as children, Evan and Katelyn carry the world of engineering (Evan) and graphic design (Katelyn) collectively in so many superior methods of their new roles as Content material Creators on YouTube. Their humble beginnings began once they met on the ripe outdated age of 18. As soon as they have been married and proud householders eight years later, they started to discover all of the DIY tasks you’ll be able to think about, utilizing their home as their testing floor.

Beginning with no expertise, they gained their data in a lot the identical means they share it now; by YouTube movies and informational blogs. As soon as they’d a bit apply and several other superior DIY tasks beneath their belts, they wished to begin giving again. They knew that if they might do it, anybody might, and so they have made it their mission to point out how enjoyable (and generally too simple!) being a Maker can actually be.

Their early DIY expertise gave them the arrogance to sort out a variety of the tasks they’ve shared immediately.

Evan with a propane cannon that shoots 3D printed slugs!

Evan with a propane cannon that shoots 3D printed slugs!

After all, 3D printing is an enormous a part of their Maker expertise, beginning when Evan grew to become fascinated (i.e. obsessed based on Katelyn) with the probabilities that 3D printing needed to provide not solely himself however the firm he was working for. Quickly, he was able to make a case for, and buy 3D printers for his or her workflow, and the remaining is historical past. Prototyping gadgets and the turnaround time for design adjustments and extra fabrication was a lot simpler, faster, and cheaper

Rapidly afterward, they bought a LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer for his or her private use and began producing and promoting their very own designs and merchandise on the market. Their early designs and prints have been picked up by none apart from West Elm!

Now, their designs are sometimes pushed by want – a customized bracket, a mildew grasp, a prototype of an element they need to make – however the first product they made on the market was a geometrical deer head initially designed by Evan as a Christmas reward for Katelyn. They’ve additionally helped associates prototype designs for merchandise they may need to promote, printed home items for relations when one thing breaks and so they cannot discover a alternative, and different real-world tasks that want a easy, 3D printed answer.

Whereas they proceed their journey into extra DIY tasks and new mediums, they’re very excited on the prospect of metallic 3D printing changing into extra inexpensive and accessible; as a result of let’s face it, metallic 3D printing is freaking superior! They’re additionally taken with seeing CAD software program develop into extra approachable – one thing that might allow new customers to embrace, fairly than a deterrent to studying extra about 3D modeling and printing.

They’ve really adopted the 3D printer because the go-to machine when they should produce an element that simply can’t be made every other means. Utilizing their trusty LulzBot TAZ 6, they create all types of fantastic objects to help their builds. From a custom-made bullet to explode watermelons with their propane cannon, to fittings wanted to carry collectively their DIY tremendous soaker (and subsequent water blaster), an attractive base for a wood lamp, and even jewellery, self-watering pots and extra!

Evan and Katelyn’s DIY tasks proceed to entertain and instruct their ever-growing viewers, and we definitely can’t wait to see what they provide you with subsequent!

We’re additionally excited to listen to that as we have been making ready this text, Evan + Katelyn grew to become FULL-TIME CONTENT CREATORS! Congratulations to them each – it takes a variety of arduous work and perseverance to achieve this objective!! Solution to go guys!!

To see extra of Evan and Katelyn and their superior tasks, you’ll be able to subscribe to their YouTube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/consumer/EvanAndKatelyn

You can even study extra about them and their tasks on their webpage:


Are you or somebody doing one thing superior with 3D printing? Ship us data about them and so they could also be featured in a future MatterHackers Minute! E-mail chris.morgan@matterhackers.com!

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