The mission of HomeGrown 3D is to create a self-sustaining resource for our open source 3D print designs, sharing information, honest reviews, and building community.
The vision is to lay an educational framework that empowers people to be both handy around the house and professionally competent and successful. We offer a path of empowerment filled with hands on engineering and machining experiences. We aim people towards proper health, safety, and recycling practices. We hope to generate a broad understanding of how society operates and how man made objects are manufactured.
HomeGrown 3D is run by Jacob Bloom. Jacob has been working on work from home online businesses and bootstrapped marketing campaigns since early in college (2009). Running the Newsletter for Campus Center of Appropriate Technology (CCAT) around 2013 most directly laid the foundation for HomeGrown 3D.
Jacob got into 3d printing in 2018 with a focus on sourcing SLS and MJF nylon prints, and eventually got into FDM printing when he received a Creality Ender 3 FDM 3d Printer in a paintball gear trade. Jacob is The Nerd In Charge, and is basically doing everything that is HomeGrown 3D. Read more about how Jacob got into things at this blog post.
HomeGrown 3D is starting off with the culmination of all Jacob’s designs he’s made! Jacob has been doing this for a few years now and has so much to share, including a full 3d printer design! This website is being set up as a guide for all the projects. This site will ideally make money from donations and advertising, and we also offer made to order production services, retail hardware, and design services at HG3D.ORG.
HomeGrown 3D focuses on open source programs whenever possible. Our goal is to share files and information, so that people can readily edit and improve upon designs and technology.