Joe Larson is one part artist, one part mathematician, one part teacher, and one part technologist. It all started in his youth on a Commodore 64 doing BASIC programming and low resolution digital art. As technology progressed, so did Joe's dabbling eventually taking him to 3D modeling while in high school and college, momentarily pursuing a degree in Computer Animation. He abandoned the track for the much more sensible goal of becoming a Math teacher, which he accomplished when he taught 7th grade Math in Colorado. He now works as an application programmer.
When Joe first heard about 3D printing, it took root in his mind and he went back to dust off his 3D modeling skills. In 2012, he won a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer in the Tinkercad/Makerbot Chess challenge with a chess set that assembles into a robot. Since then his designs on Thingiverse, have been featured on Thingiverse, Gizmodo, Shapeways, Makezine, and others. He currently maintains the blog joesmakerbot. blogspot.com, documenting his adventures in 3D printing.