Bourbon Barrel Project

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Perhaps the best day of 2016 was when we received a delivery of bourbon barrels to our dock at FirstBuild. After everyone got a chance to check out the barrels, and yes, take a sniff or two, we thought…”what are …

Fridge Drink Shelf

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Beau Muniz has been working on a really cool drink holder that can be inserted in your fridge to add some versatility to your storage situation. You can store your egg nog, or the wine for your Christmas dinner, in …

Pizza Oven Assembly (In Pictures)

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This week, assembly started on our Monogram Pizza Oven. Each oven is being hand-built at our micro-factory in Louisville, Kentucky. The oven takes several hours to manufacture and assemble, but if you’ve seen some of the things it can do …

Smart Wine Chiller Project

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Take a sneak peek at the progress the “Smart Wine Chiller” team has been making recently! We’d also love any feedback you may have; drop comments below or on the YouTube video.    

Talking Washer & Dryer

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on a washer and dryer interface that will actually audibly communicate the selected setting. We believe it could have a great impact on the visually impaired community and possibly lead to voice-indication …

Filling the gaps: In house silicone molding

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By Beau Muniz Developing new process capabilities is always a great learning opportunity that expands our manufacturing portfolio and makes it easier to rapidly prototype a variety of products. This week we’ve been working on silicone molding. Through the development …

Voice-Activated or Gesture-Controlled?

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We’ve been working on different ways to control your appliances. Yes, you can already use your smart phone to change settings and receive notifications. But, what about using your voice or gestures to control them? We’ve built a couple vent …

Cold Brew Coffee Development

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This week, our cold brew project took a few big steps forward in its development. We now have more detailed renderings and even a mold for the carafe. Symon, an industrial design at 1B, talked through some of the challenges …

Help Us Get Smokin’

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Smoked meats have long been part of the culinary tradition in the United States, particularly the southern and eastern states. Smoking techniques can vary from person to person with each one claiming that their method is better and produces better …

Capstone Review – Purdue West Lafayette

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The capstone students from Purdue West Lafayette recently presented their Mid-term reports on their respective projects. The two projects, which will continue into next semester, are the Gesture Controlled Vent Hood and the ADA Range. Gesture Controlled Vent Hood The idea …

Coffee Roasting Challenge Top 8

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Voting recently closed in the House Roast Coffee Challenge and we weren’t expecting as many great entries as we received. For that reason, we need a little bit more time selecting the winners. So for now, we’ve narrowed the 31 entries …