Meetings – 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 7 for 7:30pm

Topic: 3D Printing – The Ins and Outs

Eric Rodda

Eric is the IAA SA President & 3D printing guru, amongst other things!
He will take us through this fascinating process of making 3D printed products – from a 3D drawing to the finished product.


  • Alibre Atom3D – 3D Design software
  • Ultimaker Cura  – 3D Printing Software
  • Creality CR-10S Pro Ver 2 – 3D Printer

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Guest Speaker:
Mark Thomson (Author – Inventor – Researcher)

Subject: Acronyms, Algorithms and the Attention economy.

Is there a place for inventors, makers and fixers in the cyber/physical world?

“I will be giving my overview of the work I have been lucky enough to do with Professor Genevieve Bell and a few other people.
It’s allowed me to get an insight into aspects of the how the new cyber/digital landscape is utterly rewriting the world and what it means for people like you and me – who are essentially still making/inventing and tinkering in the physical and tangible world.” Mark Thomson

Mark is the author of many books, including those about the illusive inventor Henry Hoke.
We will have three copies of Mark’s book “The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke” to auction off at this meeting, with three lucky people receiving a signed copy.

One of Mark’s many roles is: Advanced Research Director at the Institute of Backyard Studies

Mark Thomson