• prototyping

    100kGarager Profile: InHaus Fabrication of Eugene, Oregon

    by  • June 5, 2015 • community shops, Design, distributed manufacturing, Featured 100k Users, Maker Pro, prototyping, shopbot • 0 Comments

    Kris notes: "Meet Milton, the CNC cut T-Rex shop mascot. It occurred to us, why have a sidewalk sandwich board when Milton can hold the signs. Plus, people are more likely to read if they have to walk around a T-Rex."

    Kristopher Schaefer started InHaus Fabrication, a digital fabrication shop, in May of 2014, and things have been buzzing ever since. InHaus provides prototype production, industrial design service, custom promotional material, and high end packaging. InHaus is furnished with a ShopBot CNC router, 3D printer, and a laser cutter. Kris also offers software training classes...

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    FabLab Tacoma serves the community’s students and entrepreneurs

    by  • April 19, 2015 • 3D Cutter, community shops, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, maker spaces, prototyping, Resources, shopbot • 1 Comment

    Founded in late 2012 by Stephen Tibbitts, FabLab Tacoma is a community-based prototyping and technology workshop that’s open to the public with a membership business model. I spoke with Stephen recently to learn more. “We opened up the FabLab to provide easy access to cutting-edge design and prototyping equipment such as a ShopBot CNC...

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    Light up your phone notifications and turn down the noise with MyHue

    by  • September 10, 2014 • Design, Featured 100k Users, Handibot Power Tool, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, prototyping, shopbot, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    100kGarages member Ryan Patterson, who is also the head of Production Support at ShopBot, was sitting at his ShopBot Tools desk when he saw a problem calling out for an innovative solution. “Our main office area at ShopBot is a large, open environment,” Ryan explained. “People receiving texts, notifications, emails and phone calls on...

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    A Maker’s Journey to Maker PRO: The Timbrr Stylus story

    by  • May 15, 2014 • community shops, Design, Maker Movement, maker spaces, prototyping, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution

    The first thing that strikes you when you step inside Dom Peralta’s garage/maker space in San Mateo isn’t necessarily the high-pitched drilling of his ShopBot Desktop’s spindle. Rather it’s the very pleasant and heady aroma of natural California cedar. That’s because the ShopBot is hard at work precision-cutting wooden dowels of cedar for the...

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    World’s first “origami” kayak sets sail out of TechShop SF

    by  • February 26, 2014 • community shops, Design, prototyping, TechShop, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 1 Comment

    Designer and Oru Kayak founder Anton Willis grew up in rural Mendocino County, with easy access to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. In 2008, a move into a small San Francisco apartment forced his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, Willis sketched...

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    People, Not Pixels: Thoughts on start-up success from the Standing Desk Ninja

    by  • January 22, 2014 • collaboration, community shops, maker spaces, prototyping, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 1 Comment

    The Ninja Standing Desk is just like it sounds — and it may well be the world’s first portable and affordable version of the permanently installed workstations you see around office and home businesses around the country. The “Ninja” behind the Ninja Standing Desk (www.NinjaStandingDesk.com) is San Franciscan Dan McDonley, and his product has...

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