Over the past couple of years we've watched as the barriers to entry for 3D printing came down one-by-one — machines grew steadily cheaper, more competition entered the market, software became easier to use — and the Micro 3D Printer is just one more example of that trend. Made to be truly consumer-facing, this 3D printer is small enough to fit on your desk, affordable enough to not put it out of reach of the average tinkerer, and easy enough to use to eliminate the intimidation factor. It's also flexible, with interchangeable components, the ability to accommodate a range of material and filament options, compatibility with most operating systems and software, and an online marketplace where novice designers can download a wealth of objects.
For some of us, the best source of inspiration doesn't come from inside, but instead from the world that surrounds us, particularly from the beauty of the great outdoors. So the next time you find yourself in the wilderness and creativity strikes, use the Field Notes Shelterwood Notebook to jot down your ideas. With covers made from American Cherry wood sliced thin and bonded to kraft paper, each notebook (available in packs of three) has a one-of-a-kind woodgrain texture. Inside the covers you'll find soft white 70-pound stock paper, marked with mossy-green lines on each page — the perfect look for channeling your woodland vision.