Koch Snowflake

August 31, 2017 Haleigh Sink

The first fractal I want to print is the Koch Snowflake. According to fractal.org, in an article by Edyta Patrzelk, in order to create a Koch Snowflake, you must begin with an equilateral triangle. It claims the length of the boundary is 3 x 4/3 x […]


August 31, 2017 Yang Zhou

Hello! My name is Yang Zhou. I come from China and my favorite sport is badminton. I will play badminton with my friends on Urec. I also like swimming. This is my first-time take the 3space class and hope to learn more knowledge from this […]


August 31, 2017 Megan Shanian

Hey I’m Megan! I’m a freshman Communications major at JMU and I’m from Long Island, NY.  JMU is about 7  and a half hours from home but I chose it because it is the perfect fit for me. I knew I wanted to go away to […]

Thurs Aug 31 – What is a fractal?

August 31, 2017 mathgrrl

Today in class we will talk about the Dragon Curve, what makes it a fractal, and three different ways that it can be constructed. We’ll also print some extra copies so we can make a huge model out of them later. Although we’ll still be […]

First Fractal example – Mandelbrot set

August 31, 2017 mathgrrl

The first fractal I want to print is the Mandelbrot Set. According to Wikipedia, the Mandelbrot set is defined using complex numbers, although I don’t yet quite understand exactly how. What I do know is that the Mandelbrot set has the interesting property that you […]


August 31, 2017 Hunter Simmons

Hey my name is Hunter Simmons and I am an accounting major. I am actually a local and live just outside of Harrisonburg in a town called Dayton. In my free time I enjoy playing pickup basketball, going to the gym, and also golfing. I […]


August 31, 2017 Michael Conway

Hello, My name is Michael Conway. I am a sophomore Hospitality Management major from Northern Virginia (Ashburn). I like to play drums or go to UREC (sometimes) in my spare time. I also enjoy travelling with family and friends, and two of my favorite places […]


August 31, 2017 Taylor Zabinsky

Hey guys! My name is Taylor Zabinsky, I am from Richmond, VA and I’m a junior. I am majoring in SMAD with a concentration in interactive design. I also have an art minor; I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember.  I created […]


August 30, 2017 Caitlyn Benjamin

Hello everyone!   My name is Caitlyn and I am a junior psychology major about to declare a family studies minor. I am from York, Pennsylvania and my hobbies include bellydance, waiting impatiently for more Game of Thrones to watch, and cuddling my labradoodle.   I […]

Hello- Collin

August 30, 2017 Collin Cullen

Hi, my name is Collin Cullen (on the right), and I am pretty excited to learn how to 3D print this semester. I am a sophomore majoring in Justice Studies with a focus on Crime and Criminology. I have played rugby for about 6 years […]


August 30, 2017 Dillon Call

Hey, guys!   My name is Dillon Call, and I’m from Northern Virginia (20 miles west of DC). I’m currently a sophomore, and I’m Modern Foreign Language major with a concentration in Spanish. I currently know three languages including English, and I’m trying to learn […]


August 30, 2017 Jenna Jordan

Hi guys! My name is Jenna Jordan and I’m a junior Sports and Recreation Management major with minors in business and HR Development. I’m also from Massachusetts.  This is my second math class at JMU and I was so excited that our class topic is […]


August 30, 2017 Catherine Falvey

Hi! My name is Catherine Falvey (I typically go by Cat), and I am a sophomore at JMU. I am pursuing my BA in SMAD with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. I love traveling, hanging out with friends, and occasionally binge […]


August 30, 2017 Isabelle Murakami

Hello I’m Isabelle Murakami! I am from Northern Virginia and a junior Hospitality Management major with a minor in Business. This is my second time taking a math class at JMU but I am really excited to work with a 3D printer. I’ve never actually […]

Hello – Weidan Xia

August 30, 2017 Weidan Xia

Hello! My name is Weidan Xia, and you can call me Summer. I am an international student from Guangzhou, China. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Finance in the college of business. I like travelling and enjoy taking photographs. During this Summer, I work in […]


August 30, 2017 Jiahao Guo

Hi, This Jiahao Guo. I came from China. I was born in a big family and I am very outgoing. I plan to go to UREC at least four times each week this semester. I hope to learn new stuff in this class. And this […]


August 30, 2017 Katy Wagner

Hi my name is Katy Wagner and I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Communications! Some things that I like to do are go to the beach, watch Netflix and travel. Math is not one of my strongest subjects, but I am very interested in this […]


August 30, 2017 Jennifer Marks

Hi my name is Jennifer Marks! I’m from NOVA and I’m a junior this year. I’m a history major with a concentration in public history. Someday I hope to work at a Smithsonian museum. I enjoy watching documentaries, cooking, traveling and  hiking. This is my […]


August 30, 2017 Maddy B

   Hi, my name is Maddy Biggins.  I’m a sophomore at JMU, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in special education and gerontology.  I took MATH220 last semester, and I have never been bad at math but it is not my favorite subject […]


August 29, 2017 Grant Folsom

Hello, I am Grant Folsom and I am a sophomore and a SMAD student. Horse for scale. I love to swim and I am part of JMU Club Swimming. I enjoy the outdoors with friends or with a camera. I have seen a 3D printer […]

Hello – Haleigh Sink

August 29, 2017 Haleigh Sink

My name is Haleigh Sink. I am currently a sophomore at JMU. I am working towards my BS in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I have never been excellent at math and never used a 3D printer before, so this class should be […]


August 29, 2017 Emily Clark

Hi!  My name is Emily C.  I’m not a big fan of putting my picture online so here is a picture of a violin instead. I chose that one because I am a music major studying on the violin.  I signed up for this class […]


August 29, 2017 Ni Trisadhani

Hello! My name is Ni Nyoman H. Trisadhani, but you can call me Kesi! I am an international student from Bali,Indonesia and I’m currently a student in Math 103 class taught by Professor Laura Taalman. I’m a Hospitality Management Major but I was curious about […]

First Day – Dragon Curves

August 22, 2017 mathgrrl

Our first-day 3D print will be the Dragon Curve by UMF3D on Thingiverse, from the University of Maine at Farmington: This is actually only the “seventh iteration” of the fractal known as the Dragon Curve; like many fractals, the true Dragon Curve is the result of […]

First Day – Accounts

August 21, 2017 mathgrrl

Hello and welcome to MATH 103! There are four online services that we will use regularly in this class: Google, WordPress, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad. This post will help you create accounts for all of these services. Whenever you log into an account in the 3SPACE […]

Hello example – Laura/mathgrrl

August 21, 2017 mathgrrl

Hello! My name is Laura Taalman and I’m the instructor for this class. In real life you can call me “Laura” or “Dr. Taalman” or “Professor Taalman”, but in most 3D printing communities online I’m known as “mathgrrl”. Here’s where you can find me online: […]