We don't know about you, but just the idea of three-dimensional printing blows our minds. Seriously. Of course, we aren't rocket scientists over here (you already knew that), but printing in the third dimension is as confounding of a concept as if you told us we could go out in the rain, sans umbrella, and not get wet, or drink bourbon without getting drunk. How could such a printer even possibly work? The good folks at Craft Alliance in Grand Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-7528 or www.craftalliance.org
) have all of the answers, and they demonstrate this incredible technology, live and in person, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MakerBot Open Studio
, happening during this First Friday in Grand Center. We'll try to keep our jaws from gaping open at the sight of objects going from the flat, two-dimensional design phase to the 3-D object phase, thanks to the magical, fantastical MakerBot 3-D printers. What a world! The demonstration is free, as is admission to all First Friday galleries, and note that Craft Alliance also offers affordable 3-D printing classes.
Fri., May 3, 2013