Print Your Mind 3D at Beakerhead

What does solar power, 3D printing, and recycling have in common? They are all part of our Beakerhead 2017 installation. 

Print Your Mind 3D on 3D printed chair with pop bottles

Photo credit HustleCo Workspace


We have a lot of great events planned for 2017. The one we are most excited for is Beakerhead 2017 here in Calgary! As part of Beakerhead 2017, we will be participating and exhibiting in a number of events around Calgary to showcase how to upcycle with 3D printing. Our installations include solar power, 3D printing, and recycling in ways you have never seen before!


We love collaborating to showcase how 3D printing in changing the world in so many ways. That is why we are partnering with companies from all over the world to create a one of a kind installation. As part of our latest Enviromaker initiative to support education, innovation and medicine, we will be talking with hundreds of Calgarians about how they can upcycle with 3D printing.


How will Print Your Mind 3D be involved?


September 12: Presentation to students at Andrew Sibbald School

Our founder, Colin Pischke, was asked as part of the Beakerhead Education Program to share his experience in developing Print Your Mind 3D and the Enviromaker initiatives. He will be presenting to 50 4-5 grade students to help inspire them to become the change makers of the future.


September 13 & 15: Upcycling with 3D Printing

Part of Beakerhead's Four to Six

In partnership with Trussfabb and Skyfire Energy, we are very excited to showcase a one of a kind display in the heart of downtown Calgary. This will feature solar powered 3D printers, structures made from pop bottles and 3D printed components, and our very own 3D printing waste recycling system. If you are on Stephen Ave on September 13 or 15th be sure to stop by and see us!


September 14th: Upcycling with 3D Printing

Part of Beakerhead's Techstock 2017

We will have a mini version of our four to six installation. Unfortunately, we can't fit the solar trailer through the door but there will still be 3D printers!



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Beakerhead is an annual program that brings together the arts, sciences, and engineering sectors to build, engage, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment. Year-round programming and community-connecting culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle consisting over over 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.

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Skyfire Energy 

SkyFire Energy is Western Canada’s leading solar contractor. Since 2001, SkyFire Energy has designed and installed grid connected and off grid solar power systems throughout Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Our experience includes the design and installation of hundreds of residential systems and many of the largest and most complex commercial photovoltaic systems in Western Canada.

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Trussfab: Fabricating Sturdy Large-Scale Structures on Desktop 3D Printers

TrussFab is an integrated end-to-end system that allows users to fabricate large scale structures that are sturdy enough to carry human weight. TrussFab achieves the large scale by complementing 3D print with plastic bottles.

Learn more about Trussfab


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