About profhankd

I'm a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, best known for things like having built the world's first Linux PC cluster supercomputer in 1994... although around Thingiverse I'm probably best known for the HingeBox. My research group (Aggregate.Org) really is about improving computing systems by making the various SW+HW components work better together, which we do for many different types of computer systems: supercomputers, digital cameras, ... and now 3D printers. I had some experience with tool and die making using Bridgeport Series I CNCs as far back as the late 1970s, but my 3D printing adventure started in late 2012 with purchase of a MakerGear M2 for my lab to make custom camera parts in support of computational photography research. There is now a Wanhao I3 sitting next to it and a programmable paper cutter in my office. At home, I have another M2 and a 3040T CNC.


I Am A…

Teacher, Engineer, Maker

Tools I Use…

Printers: MakerGear M2

Design Programs: OpenSCAD, Thingiverse Customizer, MeshLab, Trace2SCAD, FreeCAD

3D Design Skill Level