Try your hand at making a custom copper pendant with The Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is a creative and inspiring working art studio workshop and boutique in Mesa Arizona, offering hands on "Serious Fun" classes, workshops and events. Mediums include, industrial arts (metal, welding and plasma), glass fusing and mosaics, fashion, sewing & design and upcycling.
Join us at SWMF as we celebrate the grand opening of our new Ahwatukee Design Studio!
Visit our interactive maker booth to see the latest in prosumer desktop 3D Printing technology! See a variety of parts printed in a wide array of ever-growing materials from our selection of FDM, SLA, & SLS 3D printers. FreeForm proudly supports Arizona makers, educators, and entrepreneurs with the best selection of 3D printers and scanners as well as offering design and prototyping services that are fast and affordable.
With the opening of our new design studio in Ahwatukee, FreeForm is pleased to announce our 3D Printing training curriculum for professionals and educators. As strong advocates of STEM outreach, we work closely with Arizona's educational institutions to provide customized solutions including 3D printer bundles and onsite training.
In addition to our exhibit, come see our presentation on the current state of desktop 3D printing technology including the best of CES'17 open to all show attendees.
We will also give a special presentation for educators in the N-Compass village on integrating 3D printing into curricula across a broad range of subjects (beyond just STEM), including History, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, Languages and Language Arts.
Young Maker Garrett Lee Haynie has been crafting glass lampwork beads for 3 years, and is selling his creations this year at the age of eleven for the Maker Fest. For every bead purchased, a bead will be donated to the Beads of Courage cancer patient program.
Local artist makes wind chimes and steam punk jewelry from found objects.
EarthSeed is a Sustainability Prototype for space settlement: a mobile tiny home that includes not only living space, but fish and garden for food production. Exhibits will include displays detailing individual components of the tiny home, and how they work. We will have an activity for visitors: eggshell plantings of NASA's Seeds for Space. Those who plant a seed in an eggshell may take it home to nurture.
Bike Saviours is a community bicycle co-op that provides tools and instruction for anyone who wants to learn to build or repair a bicycle. We have every bicycle tool you can think of and then some with a staff of volunteers who can teach you how to use all of them. We are always looking for more volunteers of any experience level! At SWMF we will have our mobile repair kit to do teaching onsite and some special projects that we have built.