<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/techshop_austin_round_rock.jpg? TechShop Austin-Round Rock Announced
Michelle Hlubinka writes - TechShop , the network of membership-supported fab spaces, asks “What do you want to make?” For the last couple of years, the Young Makers program has asked a similar question, adding a couple of letters to it: “What do youth want to make?” This Sunday afternoon, November 6th, TechShop and the Young Makers program team up to co-host a meet-and-greet at TechShop San Francisco . Young Makers are coming to infiltrate … er … get acquainted with TechShop, recruit TechShop members to become mentors this season, start new clubs to build projects for next spring’s Maker Faire, and generally get to know one another. adafruit
Leroy-Merlin se passionne pour le phénomène des fab labs, ces lieux citoyens dédiés au partage d'outils de fabrication et de production. Par pur amour du client et de son développement (financier) durable. Imaginons : il s’appelle Jean, il pousse les portes de son Leroy-Merlin avec en tête un plan de bibliothèque spéciale bandes dessinées. Direction le fab lab (pour fabrication laboratory , c’est-à-dire un lieu citoyen ou universitaire, non lucratif, dédié aux fabrications d’objets). Dans cette mini-usine, une équipe dédiée l’accueille et met à sa disposition des machines-outils assistées par ordinateur. Dimension, matériau, elle l’aide à modéliser le meuble de ses rêves grâce à un logiciel de Conception assistée par ordinateur (CAO).
Tina Baine, DIY: Turning consumers into creators -- MakersFactory soon to open in Santa Cruz Let's say you have an idea for a product, maybe even one that will enhance or improve people's lives: a remote-controlled lawn mower for the elderly, a combo light show/breathalyzer your party guests can consult before driving home, or a stylish laser-cut table that breaks down quickly and packs flat for storage or easy transportation. What if you could design your idea using free software? What if you could produce parts for your product using machinery you build from free blueprints or a kit, and could actually manufacture that product on your own desktop or in your office, without a factory? What if you could easily customize your product -- making each one slightly different -- at almost no extra cost? The founders of MakersFactory want to show you how to do all this and more.
What has TechShop to do with FabLab?
7 Successful Products to Emerge From San Francisco's TechShop - Nicholas Jackson - Technology With hundreds of members at each location, TechShop is in the process of expanding its franchise. Here's proof that the model can work. Jim Newton has close to 300 ideas that he would like to see realized. About five years ago, when that list seemed more manageable at only 200 items, Newton opened the first TechShop in Menlo Park, California.