57: TinkerCad – Kai Backman

04 Sep, 2012 by simon in Episodes
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This week we’ll be speaking with Kai Backman, former Google Engineer and founder of TinkerCad, the web-based 3D modeling tool that’s enabling everybody from 8 to 80 to easily produce their own 3D printed designs!

We’ll be discussing:

  • 3D Printed Donuts!
  • How Kai’s experience at Google helped shape his next adventure in web development!
  • Why TinkerCad is more powerful than you think!

To test out TinkerCad for yourself, be sure to check out TinkerCad.com!

This week’s music is brought to you by the Red Hook Ramblers.

  • http://virtualvector.com burhop

    Josh, Adam, thanks for getting Kai on the show. I have personally been very interested in TinkerCad. To me, they are hitting two important extremes in CAD… ease of use and maximizing the use of the most modern technology (webgl, multicore, cloud).

    I love to play with Tinkercad just to see what is possible in both areas. TinkerCad.com is also the first place I suggest for those that have never used CAD before.


    • Adam

      No doubt man! These guys are doing amazing stuff, but I’m BLOWN AWAY to know that they wrote a real solid modeling kernel. I’d always assumed it was dumb poly modeling. Stoked!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=619646 Alexander Numann

    Hey guys, not sure if the problem is on my iDevices, or your itunes feed, but when this episode downloaded, it was the hexapod episode (last week’s) again.

    If the problem is on my end, please ignore the comment, and sorry.

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