Proto BuildBar—part 3D printing lab, part electronic maker space, and part café—has been chosen as a finalist for South By Southwest’s 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards in the category of “Innovative 3-DIY.”
According to SXSW, the finalists in the “Innovative 3-DIY” category are picked based on “making 3D printing technology more accessible or affordable, or to the Maker using such technology in new and exciting ways.” The Interactive Innovation Awards serve as a celebration of the most exciting and innovative developments in our hyper-connected world.
The winners for this year’s 19th annual ceremony will be crowned on Tuesday, March 15th in Austin, TX. The proceedings will be hosted by NYC-based comic, actress and co-host of truTV’s “Hack My Life” Brooke Van Poppelen and musician Julian Velard.
The class is a great way for folks to get an introduction to 3d printing: developing experience and an understanding of the technology and how it can be used to enhance their education and current field of work. It will be a fun and exciting class for all ages. Makers under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parental unit.
Students will receive a background on the history of 3D-printing, will get an introductory lesson on computer-aided design, and will print that design on a Makerbot Replicator 2 that the student set-up for printing on their own. Upon completion, the student should feel comfortable in the use of CAD and 3D-printing technologies to unlock the creative energies in their mind!
Cost for the class is $75. This includes 2-hours of instruction from a Proto Expert, a 3D Printing Field Manual, a Proto t-shirt, and a small print of the student’s creation. Space for each class is extremely limited to allow for a great amount of personal instruction.
Sign you and your sweetie up for a romantic night: complete with a bottle of wine, teamwork, and 752 degrees of hot soldering action! Included in the package is your choice of a bottle of wine, our popular Love Tester soldering kit, and an hour of maker bench time with instruction with our Proto experts.
*Only one ticket needed per couple.
Supplement your child’s school experiences with our exciting learning series. Each course is a 1.5 hour educational session tying the interests of kids with STEM-related skills. Specifically aimed the middle-school age group, your child will learn basic concepts in 3d modeling: scaling and sizing a 3d object, manipulating that object in three dimensions, and the process of 3d printing that object. It’s sure to be an exciting time for your child and we hope it lights a fire within them to explore more.
Get your child excited about STEM concepts with our newest Star Wars class! It is a course based around the mathematical concepts of ratios and proportions. Using simple fractions, your child will learn how to take small and large objects from the Star Wars universe and scale them to a size more managable for printing on a MakerBot 3d printer. Afterwards, they will get to print their favorite object to take home as a souvenir!