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Dragon Con

August 27, 2012

Lots going on, Next big thing is-> we are presenting at dragon con this year.
Fri about the hackerspace, maker space, tech shop movements… Sat will be a 4 hr tech shop open demo… Sun will talking about prototyping and patents (open source also)
Come by and give some support

http://robotics.dragoncon.org/schedule

Patent vs. Open Source

July 29, 2012

As I spoke at the Inventors Associates of Georgia meeting yesterday I found out how many inventors had no idea about open source or the open source business model.

In a nutshell about 5% of the people present knew about open source. I started with some comparisons and then examples of companies which exist solely on an open source model. After I opened the topic I was bombarded with questions. I’m not suggesting one does not go for a patent, however look outside the box when looking at product development and market share.

With the web becoming the place to buy products people have become comfortable purchasing from most online stores. This movement has opened the door for small businesses to sale products to a world wide market which until recently was reserved for the major retail centers.

Is your idea worth looking at the open source market? maybe maybe not…. one thing for sure is the way we conduct business is changing and so is the retail business model.

I have been asked to do a similar presentation at the Mini Maker Fair this year so keep in touch and check out their website http://makerfaireatl.com for details.

Intro to CNC

December 21, 2011

Well a member showed up tonight ready to make something on the CNC. We did some CAD and created tool paths and took them to the CNC. Great little intro to the CNC and the result is a mold to layup some fiberglass and carbon fiber parts. If it works out then we’ll make an alum version for semi production of these pcs.

Come build with us….

December 3, 2011

We had a friendly visit from R2 last night and then a sleep over.
They will be around all day today for those who want to come by. Give us a call for the gate code.
Click here for a map to our place.

R2atl.org (droid builders) here this sat dec 3 2011

December 1, 2011

Some of our members which love to build R2 droids will be here this sat dec 3 with their droids. We will be casting parts, machining parts, building things and much more so come on out. all day!

Blacksmithing Class Jan 2012

November 20, 2011

We are setting up a blacksmithing class jan 2012. Let us know if you are interested….

This will be an intro class where you will get a good overview of blacksmithing and a little hands on demo. For those of you interested in a more advanced class let us know what you want to learn and we will put something together for you.

We also offer private classes.

Almost ready to build a 3d printer or laser cutter

November 19, 2011

We just got another donation toward the youth program and that gets us very close to a 3d printer build or maybe a laser cutter.

kids get ready to build something cool