We've got a meeting next week!
Date: September 12, 2019
Location: WPI Campus Center Mid-Century Room (rm 331) aka. the usual haunt
Topic: Tinkercad codeblocks and more!
I know that a few of us have tinkered with and enjoy using OpenSCAD.
However, for many users the learning curve is REALLY steep and this steep
learning curve has kept many users away from programmatic shape generation
for 3d modeling. Basically writing code to generate a shape.
At our last meeting Frank Sweetser showed off something really cool, which
is that Tinkercad has now integrated a "scratch" like language into
At this meeting someone will be giving a demo of this.
I think we would be remiss if we didn't talk about exFAT and Microsoft's
decision to open the patents on it. It *sounds* like we may have exFAT
becoming a first class citizen on linux. Is this Microsoft playing some
long game of embrace, extend, extinguish or are we moving towards some wild
convergence point? In that is the interesting conversation where we think
linux will be in another ten years and for that matter Microsoft.
As usual, snacks and refreshments will be provided and afterwards we'll
head off for dinner and fall deeper down the rabbit hole!
I am leery of the allegiances of any politician who refers to their
constituents as "consumers".