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’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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NY Times: A Machine That Gives Shape to Your Ideas

September 15, 2011

[From The New York Times, September 14, 2011, Personal Tech] The MakerBot 3-D printer offers the possibility of manufacturing products in the home almost as easily as printing a document with an inkjet printer. The company’s Thing-O-Matic machine moves in three dimensions to spray layers of colored plastic to form objects, some quite intricate. Do-it-yourselfers […]

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Future of Construction Process: 3D Concrete Printing

September 6, 2011

Concrete Printing Process developed at Loughborough University in the UK is capable of producing building components with a degree of customisation that has not yet been seen. It could create a new era of architecture that is adapted to the environment and fully integrated with engineering function.    

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Dale Dougherty’s TED talk: We are makers

September 1, 2011

America was built by makers — curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we’re all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even DIY satellites.

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The Latest from Makers…

August 30, 2011

MakersFactory co-founder Chris Yonge built a desktop 3D printer from a $600 kit to demonstrate the accessibility of open source hardware to the Meetup group of which he and Dave Britton are organizers. The MakerBot Cupcake, shipped as what Chris calls “a box of bits,” took him three days to build, and turns a computer […]

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