A voice for accessibility

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At FirstBuild, we like to work on cool projects that actually help people—and some of our favorite projects are those that promote accessibility of appliances to ALL members of our community!  On July 2, 2018, 15-year-old Jack DuPlessis, son of FirstBuild …

STEM Day Salute to FirstBuild Student Workers

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FirstBuild Recognizes their Engineering Student Workers on STEM Day and They Share Advice for the Next Generation of Student Engineers. National STEM Day is November 8th and is a day for inspiring students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. …

FirstBuilder Maps Glaciers

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This summer, one of our awesome interns, Amy, was selected for an art fellowship called “The Windgate Fellowship funded by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design”. She had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Alaska getting 3D scans …

1B at Bourbon & Beyond

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This past weekend, FirstBuild attended the inaugural Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville, KY. The festival featured some of the industry’s best chefs, classics of music scene, and some of the best bourbon Kentucky has to offer. We took the …

Hack the Home 2017 Video Recap

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Hack the Home 2017 At FirstBuild, we recently hosted our third annual mega hackathon. The overall goal was to come up with cool new appliances or improvements to existing appliances. Watch this quick recap of everything that went down at …

Maker Minutes: Making Paella

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Making a delicious paella can be a bit of a daunting task, especially if you’ve never made it before. There are tons of ingredients and even special equipment that you’ll need in order to make it correctly. However, all of …

Bourbon Barrel Cooler

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Bourbon Barrel Cooler ($1299) It’s #NationalBourbonDay, and we’ve got a brand new product here at FirstBuild. We’ve taken real bourbon barrels and turned them into beautiful coolers that are sure to be the hit of your summer barbecue. The bourbon barrel …

KY Derby Party Tips

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Can’t make it to the track? Bring the Derby home. It’s easy to bring the Derby to your home. Follow these five easy steps to recreate the most exciting two minutes in sports, from the comfort of your own home. …

1B Drink Recipes: Blood Orange Margarita

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It’s time for another installment in our drink recipe series…#NationalMargaritaDay edition! Ingredients: .5 oz Lime Juice .5 oz Blood Orange Juice 1.5 oz Triple Sec (We used Cointreau) 2 oz Tequila (We used El Jimador) Tsp Agave Nectar Ice (We …