The Magic of Minecraft

April 17, 2013

You know your kids love it, but what’s really behind their fascination with Minecraft? Joe explains a little about the magic he saw during his spring Minecraft camp: Minecraft Hey folks!  This is Joe Allington, and I’m a teacher, technician, and designer at MakersFactory.  A week ago, I led one of the first two sessions […]

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MFY: Featured Works

December 19, 2012

Among the busy events we have been putting on, we managed to snap some photos of some of our holiday themed projects. We put some filters on the images this time to make it easier to see the detailed outlines of each laser cut project.      

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MFY: Featured Works

December 6, 2012

It’s a busy week here at MakersFactory. We are getting ready for DIY First Friday tomorrow. Since we turned one year old in November we will be showcasing Bathsheba Grossman, who has been with us since the beginning. We are also happy to announce that we have some of Bathseba’s items for sale in our […]

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MFY : Featured Works

November 28, 2012

So how small can we print on the extrusion printer? Obviously, the subject would have to be zombies. Turns out we can print pretty dang small!    And have you checked out our new samples? We can now make objects in high detail acrylic, full color, aluminum, nylon and stainless steel!  

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MFY: Featured Works

November 21, 2012

This week Jurgen has been working on building a lamp. We printed the shade for him on our 650 powder printer. Look for future pictures of the finished piece!    

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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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