March 21 - April 09, 2014
M, W, Th, F 2pm to 8pm / Tu 8am to 2pm / Closed on Weekends
1122 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
We invited you to join us to try new tools and learn about how advanced manufacturing is innovating the workshop and creating new skills.
Welcome to the D.C. Garage
The D.C. Garage took place at 1122 Connecticut Ave (right across from the iconic Mayflower Hotel). While we were there the Garage engaged topics that focused on advanced manufacturing skills and ranged from policy to prototyping.
Key speakers included Massimo Banzi of Arduino, Justin Fishkin of Local Motors, Jesse Harrington Au of Autodesk, and Adamm Hall of TechShop Arlington. In addition we featured a series of Lightening Lessons for the maker on the go.
Through a partnership with Local Motors, FirstBuild featured a co-creation challenge focused on the future of cooking, inviting community members to submit and discuss ideas to improve the performance of select kitchen appliances. At the DC Garage, members also contributed to community-generated ideas around re-designing the interior of a GE refrigerator.
Garages' Washington, D.C. Partners
Show us what you made and post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter #Garages2014 or Submit Your Creation
Inventables is a hardware store for designers. We’re focused on making digital fabrication accessible to everyone, so partnering with GE for the first Garage was a natural fit. Together we’re working to bring education and access of the newest technologies to the next generation of makers and entrepreneurs. The third industrial revolution is upon us and it’s just the beginning.
TechShop powers the Garage with a staff of highly trained, professional Dream Consultants who help inspire participants and ensure the latest advanced manufacturing and design technology is approachable and fun to learn about. The Garage is the perfect way to get a glimpse of the TechShop experience through learning, discovery and collaboration.
As a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of CNC-machined and injection-molded custom parts for prototyping and low-volume production, Proto Labs is excited to exchange knowledge with like-minded individuals at The Garage. The proprietary technology that powers Proto Labs’ ability to provide product designers with custom parts in as little as one day fosters the innovation process and helps reduce the amount of time it takes to get a product to market.