Brooklyn Research

630 Flushing Avenue, 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Brooklyn, NY, US, 11206

LivePrinter is an open source system for live, intuitive, immediate drawing and fabrication with 3D printers.  This workshop introduces LivePrinter as a way to learn the basics of 3D printing, from the ground up.  You will explore using LivePrinter to directly drawing shapes, lines, and objects using only code. Come prepared to code! 

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Textile artists who want to print onto fabrics and make new shapes and textures; for artists who want to use a printer like a 3D plotter and draw new forms

  • Product and industrial designers who want to understand more about how 3D printing works and fine-tune their materials and tool paths

  • Materials scientists who want to study 3D printing materials in more controlled, repeatable ways

  • Computational and computer artists, either looking for new tools or making generative works

  • Educators who teach fabrication

  • HackSpace and MakerSpace staff who need more tools to fine-tune their machines

LivePrinter was recently featured in London at the V&A Museum’s Digital Design Weekend and at the Open Source Hardware Summit (OSHWA) at MIT.

You can see a video demonstration of LivePrinter here. 


Evan Raskob is an experienced educator, events organiser, practising artist and part-time PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College of Art in London.  He has shown work internationally, including at the V&A Museum and the Tate Britain in London, MediaLab Prado in Madrid and the Pace-Wildenstein Gallery in New York.  His current research explores how live computational design tools can create new practices of making, especially with regards to 3D printing and fabrication. Evan’s other work spans the mediums of moving image, sound, physical computing, performance, play experiences, and interactive art. Previously, he was a Tutor on MA Design Products & Futures at the Royal College of Art in London and is now a full-time Lecturer in Physical and Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.



6:30 doors open

7:00 workshop start:

  • How 3D printing uses digital motors and hot melted plastic to make precise and intricate shapes, layer by layer

  • How your 3D programs communicate with 3D printers and other CNC fabrication devices using G-Code

  • Hands-on introduction to using LivePrinter: setting it up

  • Using LivePrinter to drawing shapes with plastic in different ways

8:30short break

8:45advanced use:

  • Turning vector drawings and art directly into 3D prints

  • Printing on paper, fabric, and other materials


10:00 workshop end



No technical skills are required, but a willingness to type code is a must!

Laptop of recent vintage with Linux, MacOS, or Windows 10 (no access to 3D printer required).  We will help people get set up during the workshop but please try your best to install the software before the session so your time is more productive:



Where is Brooklyn Research located?

We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).


What do I need to bring?

Please come with your laptop and charger.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send us an email at


What’s the refund policy and can I take this workshop for free?

Up to 7 days in advance of start date for refund. If you wish to take the workshop for free, we will send you a discount code in exchange for sending to a short description of what they do and what they’d like to use 3D printing for with the heading “LivePrinter, wow!” Either way, please show up if you get a ticket, please show up or arrange for someone to take your place.