About emmett

I'm an aerospace engineer, and a few years back I took up 3D printing as a hobby. I taught myself OpenSCAD because it made more sense to me than regular CAD. I designed some fun, mostly mathematical sculptures and mechanisms and posted them here. Somehow that lead to a sudden career shift, from designing drones to working on 3D printing at Microsoft.

Currently I write geometric algorithms, guide the development of our home-grown slicer (you can try it if you plug&play a Printrbot Metal Simple on Windows 8.1), and design the UX for 3D Builder (our free get-started-with-3D-printing app: http://www.aka.ms/3dbuilder), among other things.

I'm pretty excited about our latest 3D Builder release, since we just added 3D scanning with a Kinect v2! See our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXbDkJ7cRrA

My doctorate is in control theory, and if you're interested, you can find all my research publications and dissertation here: http://www.aa.washington.edu/research/ndcl/publications.html

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A snapshot of emmett's favorite designs, collections and makes

Gyroid Construction Set by emmett Jul 12, 2014
Ditto Dualstrusion Made by emmett Jun 28, 2013
Three Heart Gears by emmett Feb 7, 2014

Featured Thing!

Blossoming Lamp Made by emmett Dec 21, 2012
Universal Art Frame by emmett Apr 13, 2013
Iris Box v3 Made by emmett May 15, 2011