MFY: Featured Works

November 13, 2012

Last week we completed the trophy for the 2012 Coldwater Classic. The 3D bust was first printed on our ZCorp 650 printer and sprayed an off gold color. Then it was completely covered in gold leaf, antiqued and varnished by hand. The photos below show the process:    

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MFY: In The Works

November 6, 2012

Welcome to the first blog posts of many covering the projects we have worked on for the week! Anderson-McKelvey Architects This project took about two months to complete but was well worth the effort. We worked on laser cut stairs and the 3D printed buildings for this architectural model. Photography credit goes to Daniel Wilson […]

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Learning How to Learn

October 11, 2012

Chris Yonge writes: Learning a new skill is like … writing a blog post. The start is blankness and uncertainty (How long will this take? I don’t know what to do/say. I’m so clueless!) but then as you push forward the emptiness starts being replaced by useful words or knowledge. Whenever I undertake a new project […]

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An In-Depth Look at our KidsCamps

July 13, 2012

Krissie Olson discusses Gears and Gadgets. We like to say around the MakersFactory that we’re making makers at our kids camps.But we were making more than that at this week’s Gear and Gadget class studying a universe set in 2 dimensions. For 3 hours students showed unbelievable focus as they explored the biological and mechanical […]

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What does the Future of Architecture Hold?

June 6, 2012

Krissie Olson discusses with Chris Yonge. The folks at the MakersFactory are busier than ever, but you can still catch co-founder (plus \architect, furniture maker, and 3-D expert) Chris Yonge on Wednesday night discussing his take on the future of architecture with renowned local architects Matthew Thompson, Mark Primack and Daniel Townsend. Recently he sat […]

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Why the Maker Movement Has Become So Popular

April 5, 2012

Why has the maker movement become so popular? Chris Yonge, MakersFactory co-founder, took a moment to ponder this question.  As for why the Maker movement has become so popular, there are many possible reasons, but here are the three I think most likely: Products – from cars to household devices, telephones to televisions – have […]

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Santa Cruz Chamber Business Fair March 14, 2012

March 6, 2012

Join us at the Santa Cruz Chamber 23rd annual Business Fair on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 4-7pm at the Cocoanut Grove. See you there! Download and print this coupon for Free admission. Save $5.

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Portfolio of photographs from Ribbon Cutting

March 1, 2012

We’ve just added a boat load of photos from our Ribbon Cutting. You can view them here:    

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MakersFactory Ribbon Cutting! February 1, 2012, 4-6pm

January 13, 2012

We invite you to join us when we cut our ribbon! Chris Yonge and Dave Britton, co-founders of MakersFactory, invite the public to join us as we celebrate a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, February 1, 4 to 6 pm (with ceremony at 5 pm). Light refreshments will be served. No reservations are necessary; just show up. […]

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Reflecting on MakersFactory’s first two months

January 10, 2012

Chris Yonge, co-founder of MakersFactory, took a moment to reflect on the first two months. He writes: Over the last two months MakersFactory has taken Santa Cruz into the third dimension. Now our community can laser cut card and wood, print three dimensional objects, make vinyl graphics for windows and vehicles, create computer animations, and […]

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