Date(s) - 2013/12/05
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Bay Maker Labs at Bayfair Mall
On December 5th join Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer, at the new Bayfair East Bay Makers Labs to explore the new tools of the maker movement. 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics – even tools that recycle plastic into 3D printer filament!
Each of the presenting companies will give a brief presentation – and then we’ll let the demo’s roll! You’ll be able to talk to these entrepreneurs up close and personal and watch these tools in action. You’ll even learn how to enroll in a class to make your own 3D printer at the East Bay Maker Labs.
As we finalize the presenting companies we’ll continue to add them. Confirmations to date include:
Soundfit: This San Leandro company has launched a 3D scanner that will revolutionize the development and production of custom earpieces at 1/10th the cost. Their partnerships with San Leandro’s Pacific Coast Laboratories, Autodesk, Cyfex, and Type A Machines make this an exciting San Leandro startup to watch!
OmNom is an all-in-one 3D Print & Plastic Recycler/Filament Maker that is being designed to take failed, worn out & scrap 3D printed parts and turn this otherwise unusable material right back into filament again. Located at The Gate / West Gate Center, this company is on the cutting edge of “cool tool” environmental sustainability.
Appletats describes itself as a the “first” full service laser company. Located down the road in San Jose, the company specializes in placing custom artwork on Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad and iMac. Glassware, wood, aluminum and leather custom etchings are also among its specialties.
Type A Machines has experienced phenomenal growth while located at San Francisco’s TechShop in San Francisco. Its Plywood Series 1 3D printer was rated “Best in Class – Midrange” by Make Magazine: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. Its Next Generation Series 1 model promises to be ready for upgrades as new technologies emerge.
“Cool Tools for Makers” will take place at the new East Bay Maker Labs at the Bayfair Center in San Leandro. EBML founders Judi Clark and Mike Howland will show you how you can engage at the Labs to learn and make!
Registration and Networking: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Panel Presentation and Audience Participation: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Networking: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Food and drink will be provided – more details in the days to come!