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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Lasercut Your Personalized Holiday Popup Card & Decorations

November 21, 2011

We invite you — the Santa Cruz community — to come  on down to MakersFactory at 877 Cedar Street in Santa Cruz and make your own lasercut personalized holiday popup cards and decorations with us. Experts will be on hand to help you do this on our cutting edge equipment. Put these dates and times […]

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Sneak Preview of MakersFactory – 11/11/11

November 12, 2011

Cutting edge. Literally. On 11/11/11 we opened our doors for a sneak preview of our new space. Over 50 meetup members attended and got a first-ever tour of MakersFactory. We invite you to sign up for classes. We have a 10% off promo for all classes that you register for. Promo good until November 30, […]

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L-39 WingTips

October 23, 2011

Schuyler (Sky) Greenawalt is the primary maker behind School Street Design. The company evolved out of his personal interest in CAD/CAM, and his love of aircraft, large and small.  Sky’s primary focus is on finding new and better ways of utilizing cost effective CAD/CAM technology to create high quality composite parts. In June, Sky posted […]

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Vision of the future, sparked by MakersFactory

October 19, 2011

We’re delighted to share this letter from MakersFactory supporter Steve (Steev) Terry: October 16, 2011 Hey Chris and Dave, I’m as excited with MF as I’ve ever been about anything in my experience. I was down with the SC Geeks in 2007, then NextSpace, New Tech Meetup, Santa Cruz Center for Design and Innovation, Santa […]

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Get ready for Halloween: paper cut masks, wigs, jewelry!

October 5, 2011

Get ready for Halloween! Check out the paper cut animals masks, jewelry, and wigs. Elegant and fun. Some of these look like they were made with the help of a CNC paper cutting machine… You can use one in MakersFactory starting November. View more at paper-cut-project and at toxel.com’s blog. Here is 3D printed jewelry for those with […]

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Seamless Wear of the Future

September 25, 2011

Interesting video of laser cut clothing without buttons or zippers. Don’t even need a sewing machine. Remember, runway clothing isn’t always intended to actually be worn by real people.

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