[hackerspaces] Businesses that have launched out of hackerspaces and makeBspaces?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Jan 11 18:22:31 CET 2015

a few from nycresistor:

makerbot.com / thingiverse.com

fashion stuff by diana eng, olivia barr ( recenetly did the not-a-camera
designs )

herbert hoover does some impressive casted jewlery ( http://potus31.com/ )

I am sure there's more =P


On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Josh Pritt <ramgarden at gmail.com> wrote:

> A neat project that's coming out of Melbourne Makerspace is the Firepick
> Delta. It takes the 3D printer idea and takes it a step further. This
> machine can change out its tools from 3D print heads, to solder paste
> injectors, to pick and place nozzles. It allows someone to design and build
> a prototype device and have a little desktop machine that can not only
> build the circuit board and populate it with the tiny components, but it
> can also 3D print a nice box or case around it. So imagine a small machine
> on you desk that can print out remote controls, simple cell phones, or just
> one off prototypes of a special circuit board you designed. The main idea
> is for general hobbyists to be able to design and build quick circuit board
> prototypes and test it right from their desk instead of sending the design
> away to china where you must wait days or weeks to get your board. And you
> pay extra if you only want one or two.  And the really great part of the
> whole Firepick Delta project is t
>  hat its goal is to cost $300!  A normal pick and place machine costs many
> thousands of dollars and takes up a very large portion of a room.  I'm
> looking forward to helping get this project going when the beta test kits
> come out in the next month or two.  Check it out here:
> http://delta.firepick.org
> Sent from my iPad mini
> > On Jan 11, 2015, at 8:28 AM, Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Am doing a local "chamber of commerce" type presentation to local
> community leaders tomorrow.
> >
> > Am wondering if y'all have local examples of businesses and ventures
> that had their roots in maker and hackerspaces?
> >
> > I know of Adafruit and Spark Fun; am looking for others. This is also
> for my education.
> >
> > Shirley Hicks
> > Red Mountain Makers
> > Birmingham, AL
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