Good times amongst the nerdly: family wins membership to children’s museum, 3D printers abound, and Sentry Air reps have fun at maker faire

The winners of Sentry Air's coconuts to carbon contest at the 2014 Houston Mini Maker Faire,

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Velasquez –
The Velasquez family of four won our Coconuts to Carbon Contest, a one-year membership to the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Sentry Air's contest rules for the coconuts to carbon contest at the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Our contest rules for the coconuts to carbon contest at the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Sentry Air's table within the Houston Children's Museum activity area at the Maker Faire.

In our location, which was part of the Children’s Museum of Houston large activity area, we ran a video loop about how carbon filtration works, gave away 3D mazes, and had all the items we needed to explain coconut to carbon conversion.

Children's Museum of Houston 3D printer attached to a Sentry Air Model 300 Portable Fume Extractor at the Maker Faire.

At the faire, the children’s museum 3D printer was connected to a Model 300 Portable Fume Extractor via a fume extractor created by the museum’s maker annex. ABS filament fumes were undetectable due to the 10 pounds of carbon filtration in the fume extractor.

Thank-you items from Innovation Spark, the 501(c)(3) organizer of the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

The unexpected thank you from the non-profit Innovation Spark organization was like frosting on a cake – not necessary but definitely appreciated!

Add an exhaust port

How to add a fume extraction port to your 3D is addressed in three parts, starting here:

Need a fume exhaust port on your 3D printer? Here’s how to make one.

Need a fume exhaust port on your 3D printer? Here’s how to make one.

Why exhaust ports are necessary

3D printing: Are there particles? How about fumes?

3D printing: Are there particles? How about fumes?

Concerned about particles and fumes in your workshop? We’d love to talk with you. Please give us a call: 800-799-4609. You can also visit www.sentryair.com or email sales@sentryair.com or fill out the comment form below.