Nancy Yi Liang

3D Printing at @Amazon. Founder of @MixeeLabs. I make physical products from code.


How I Started to Code


I get this question a lot: how did you learn to code? People seem perplexed that I can make software without a background in computer science. I’ve never taken some 12…


Carbon3D: the next level in 3DPrinting

Carbon3D prints 25–100x faster than current 3D printers. Imagine getting a replacement part printed while you wait in the…


Am I talking to the right users?

For the past month or so, I’ve been playing around with the idea of developing a CAD add on for Blender. Blender is a free and open source tool for animators and game designers. You can make some very impressive 3D artwork with Blender. Some people even use it for 2D animation. While it is good for modeling and sculpting organic shapes, you have to take many…


Luck is Hard Work

I once asked a successful entrepreneur what was the turning point of her company’s success. After thinking about it for a few seconds, she said that she was lucky to run into…

Publications edited by Nancy Yi Liang

stories about 3d printing, 3d modeling, digital fabrication

stories on programming, 3d printing, taking things apart and (sometimes) putting them back together, building, inventing.

the amusingest things on earth


Play the Whole Concerto


I started working on the second movement of Chopin’s first piano concerto last year. When I learn a new piece, I go through a few lines at a time. I work through each…


3D Printed Mixee Bag

sneak peek at my latest experiments in 3D printing


I wanted a new bag, so I 3D printed one! Here’s the first ever Mixee Bag. It’s a work in…


How I Started to Code


I get this question a lot: how did you learn to code? People seem perplexed that I can make software without a background in computer science. I’ve never taken some 12…


Life in Low Resolution


It seems like there are more and more designs in low resolution. Maybe I am just pay more attention to low resolution (or low poly) 3D objects because I work in 3D…


Put a Jar On It!

Everywhere! Mason Jars everywhere—is this a thing now?

Exhibit 1: A Radio in a Mason Jar


Fixing My Laptop

How expensive things can cost less.


I bought my laptop in 2010. Before this computer, I’ve never owned a laptop that lasted more than 2 years. I’ve…


3D Printing, Changing the Game by Changing the Players


3D printing is changing the game. Rather, it is changing the players of the game. It used to be that we can bucket players into…