Author Archives: Todd Blatt


About Todd Blatt

Todd Blatt is a mechanical engineer, artist, and professional maker. He has been 3d modeling since 1997 and loves 3D printers and laser cutters. Todd was recruited as a founding member of a highly visible interdisciplinary design department within MakerBot to create flagship designs that showcase the full capabilities of The Replicator 3D printer. He spent 2012 working as a 3d designer and as the principal liaison with the MakerBot marketing department, responsible for integrating 3D design and printing in all marketing efforts. Todd founded Custom 3D Stuff, an object creation firm. They offer consulting, 3D modeling, and design services as well as sell custom 3D printed objects, including movie props, jewelry, replicas, new products, and engineering prototypes. He especially likes to focus on 3d designs which are difficult to create with other methods aside from 3D printing. AutoCAD and MeshMixer are his software packages of choice. Todd is also a tournament Go and Foosball player, and loves shooting pool. He is a member of the 501st and Rebel legions, sporting Stormtrooper armor and an Ice Cream Maker Guy costume. Todd is based in Baltimore, MD. and a member of the Baltimore Node Hackerspace.


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Pew-Pew Pewsday: Laser night at the Node

If you haven’t yet heard, we’ve got a sweet new laser cutter, and it’s just super awesome.    It can etch into and cut through tons of different materials.  It’s also super easy to design files for.  Any 2 color bitmap file can be engraved, and any .dxf vector file (all the common design programs […]


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New Node t-shirt, made at the Node!

I made a 50/50 mix of bleach and water, and put it into a spray bottle. I used Inkscape to convert the .svg of the node logo into a .dxf file by simply opening the svg and saving it as .dxf which imports easily into the LaserCut5.3 software. I cut the Node logo out of […]