Georgia Tech Make10 Micro Factory at Maker Faire

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    • Saturday October 3, 2015 - Sunday October 4, 2015
      10:00 am - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Downtown Decatur, GA
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    Tickets are free if ordered online
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Steve Chininis


Summary Sentence: Fifteen Industrial Design Students will present unique products that they have designed to be manufactured digitally and to be sold online through stores like Etsy and Shapeways.

Full Summary: Make10 Digital Factory grew out of a simple idea. Every spring for the past 6 years the Industrial Design School has held an event called Make10. The rules - design something, make ten of them, and sell them at a special spring Make10 Event. Make10 has been so successful, that we have now developed Make10 MicroFactory. Every fall senior Industrial Design students will develop product ideas that can be made and sold digitally, and showcased at Maker Faire. Visit Maker Faire and judge for yourself, these are some pretty amazing products that you can buy!

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How do you teach invention, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit? How do you drive the passion required to design great products, build companies, and win awards? Our answer, in part, has been Make10. It was started as a project that was intended to allow a design student to experience the whole product development cycle, not just the part that designers usually do. When Make10 started, just 6 years ago, students were making things out of wood, and using processes like sewing and vacuum forming. Now In 6 short years the world of manufacturing has changed so quickly that we can do Make10 MicroFactory. Using digital tools like 3D printers and laser cutters, making ten is just a test for making thousands!

Come to Maker Faire and take a peek at how our students are rethinking the design process to target digital manufacturing. Why build large factories when a micro factory will do? See how Georgia Tech industrial design students are exploring the world of high quality products produced at reasonable costs using machines that can be in any home!

Student products being shown:
Grace Cha: Modulair Air Plant Holders
Elvin Chu: Prisma Darts
Riana Dawson: Kosoma Fragrance Jewelry
Jacky Gonzalez: Facade Lip Balm Holder
Justeen Lee: Animatopoeia Sound Game
Sean Mackey: Edge Transitional Desk Light
Alyssa Mellett: Screw It Wine Opener
Lena Oliver: Serenaid Reed Holder
Kieu Tran: Pencil Plant
Seungeun Marina Lee: Porky Button Bank
Juyeon Lee: Snello earphone organizer
Lesley Zhao: Purrella Umbrella Stand
Shel Han: Shoji Hanging Light
Ashley Touchton: Solo Float Cup Holder
Tran Pham: Change of Heart Jewelry

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