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: http://makersfactory.com/workspace/    

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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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Machine and material prices, January 2012

January 5, 2012

Thanks for your patience while we start up. We’ve come up with our first draft of machine and material prices. We welcome your feedback. Of course, the prices are discounted 20% – 50% with membership, so become a member. View machine and materials prices – January 2012 [pdf]

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New Classes and Events coming up in 2012!

December 29, 2011

New in 2012! NEW: Our open hours are Tuesday-Friday 2pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. NEW: MakersLAB! Starting on Friday, January 6, we’ll be holding weekly Friday 4-6pm MakersLAB. Stop by and chat with the experts, bring your laptop, get help if you need it. Your first time is free. After that, MakersLAB is free with a 3 […]

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MakersLAB – weekly drop in with the experts

December 18, 2011

Starting January 6, 2012, we’ll initiate our weekly Friday MakersLAB! Please stop by 4-6pm on Fridays and bring your questions and curiosity. This will be a time to hang out while others work on their projects, or while you to work on your project and in close proximity to somebody who can help your when you’re […]

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Show & Tell & Make – for the holidays – Grab a friend, bring your child, invite your parents, kidnap your colleagues!

November 29, 2011

Attend one of our fun and informative Show & Tell & Make events for the holidays. Learn about 3D printing and laser cutting. Make a laser cut item to take home with you. For example, you can make:     popup cards     slot-together sculptures     3D folded holiday decorations Purchase tickets for groups […]

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I Have an Idea! Local Teen at TEDx Youth@Monterey

November 22, 2011

Kendall Ronzano, local Santa Cruz teen, just spoke at TEDx Youth@Monterey. Her topic may not be about 3D fabrication but she exemplified the maker spirit and is an inspiration to adults and youth alike. Watch her talk about building a tiny house on wheels. She writes: NerdGirlHomes is a project inspired from one of my childhood […]

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