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February Concepts & Coffee
Saturday, 2/8/2014
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TechShop Detroit-Allen Park

Saturday, February 8, 2014

12:00PM–2:00PM in TechShop Detroit's Auditorium

PIZZA - PRIZES - PRESENTATIONS - ADVANCED CLASSES - FREE 

Enjoy lunch on the house, Detroit maker presentations and a free advanced topics classs presented by a TechShop DC! Come, share your story and be inspired by your fellow makers!



AGENDA 

12:00PM: Enjoy pizza and hear about TechShop Detroit news

12:15PM–1:15PM: Presentations - Question & Answer Session

1:15PM: ADVANCED FREE CLASS – TOOL CRIB TIPS

*What’s in the Gigantic TechShop Tool Crib?

*Quick overview of how to use certain tools

*Learn about sparingly used tools and see what they are capable of


All presented in an open format to maximize learning

You'll be entered to win $10 to our in-house store, just for showing up!


About the Presentations

Al Morrison, Eco-Friendly Eyewear: Founder of Wood Ya Eyewear, a company dedicated to the development and manufacturing of eco-friendly eyewear that floats. Each pair of sunglasses is constructed from 100% reclaimed lumber, which Al mills and dries on his property in Pennsylvania. The sunglasses are then manufactured in his shop in Michigan. Al will present on how he came up with this idea, his current manufacturing process, and some of the cutting edge materials and manufacturing steps he plans to incorporate in the future.

Brad Jensen, WikiHouse, Shelter Project 2.0: Founder of WikiHouseDET and built a WikiHouse demonstration for the 2013 Detroit Design Festival. WikiHouse is an open source construction set with the aim to allow anyone to design, download and "print" CNC-milled houses and components. Brad will present this year’s project, the Shelter 2.0, a CNC-milled disaster relief shelter that will be built and is planned for a disaster relief display at the 2014 Detroit Maker Faire. Brad will talk about opportunities for the TechShop community to get involved and some upcoming training classes that will be available to vets and non-vets alike.

NOTE: All presenters get a TechShop incentive. Concepts and Coffee happens every month.

Interested in presenting? Please send email to jennifer.dewall@techshop.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC