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    100kGarages is an award winner!

    by  • April 8, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We just found out that 100kGarages was voted the “Best Downloadable Design Concept” in the Treehugger Best of Green 2010 Awards. The tagline for Best of Green is “Awarding Excellence in Sustainability“, and we thank the folks at Treehugger for recognizing the Green benefits of 100kGarages and localized manufacturing.

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    What’s next for 100kGarages?

    by  • February 10, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    There’s a lot of interest in how we’re planning on expanding the types of digital tools in 100kGarages and we’ve posted our thoughts and plans at http://www.100kgarages.com/Whats_next.html , but we just wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to look it over so we’ve re-posted it below: Since we first started thinking...

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    We’re looking for a few good Fabbers!

    by  • January 21, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The innovative EasyCut, an end-to-end system that will manage the complete transaction for pre-paid fabrication jobs, is getting ready for beta testing and we’re looking for 5 beta-testing Fabbers to help out. Here’s what we’re looking for: Flexibility and an openness to new ideas. EasyCut is a completely new way of CNC cutting and...

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    Any big thinkers in the crowd?

    by  • January 9, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    We’ve been contacted by a museum that’s working an exhibit on Digital Fabrication for this spring, and wants to present 100kGarages and the ideas of distributed and local manufacturing in an interesting way. We’ve got some possibilities…having parts cut in lots of separate shops that are shipped and assembled at the museum, or having...

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    What are we working on?

    by  • January 8, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    When we first started thinking about 100kGarages, we figured that the way to sustainably generate business for Fabbers was to start by signing up Fabbers to fill in the map, rather than trying to interest Makers when there wasn’t anyone to actually do the cutting….that Makers looking at an empty map was the quickest...

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    National Lab Day on OReilly Radar

    by  • January 4, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Linda Stone just posted about National Lab Day on the OReilly Radar. Check out her posting Working Together to Create a National Learning Community and see if you don’t agree that a “100k Make Day” might be a great way to both show people what digital fabrication shops can do, and to help out...

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    Our MakerBot’s finished (again)

    by  • December 21, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Well, we actually finished the MakerBot we’re building to learn a little more about additive 3d printing about a month ago and did a couple of successful builds. Unfortunately we forgot the fundamental rule of digital tools and didn’t turn Linux updates off, causing a catastropic plunge of the Z axis and Plastruder when...

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    Newsletter#5 12-14-09

    by  • December 16, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The latest 100kGarages¬†newsletter just came out yesterday..here it is in all it’s goodness. If you don’t already get it in yiour inbox you can sign up at newsletter.100kgarages.com: Well…when we say the 100kGarages newsletter comes out “semi-occasionally” we really mean it! It’s not from lack of action though, and those of you that have...

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