Community Spotlight: Bike Tread Art

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  FirstBuild community member, and Associate Professor of Photography/Fine Art at the University of Louisville, Mary Carothers, recently made it out to the Outer Hebrides islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. She had been working on a bike tread art project …

FirstBuild Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours Our normal Monday-Friday (9AM-9PM) and Saturday (9AM-5PM) are in effect, with the exception of the following days: Friday December 16th – Closing at 5PM Friday December 23rd – Closed Saturday December 24th – Closed Monday December 26th– Closed …

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 …

1B Lends a Hand

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By Taylor Beisler What were you doing when you were 4 years old? Chasing your childhood dog through the neighborhood…running down the ice cream man? Now imagine yourself without the ability to walk. Evander, a four-year-old who was thought unable …

Community Guest Blog: Guy Tedesco

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By Guy Tedesco My name is Guy Tedesco. I’m a sculptor, fine artist, and designer living and working in the Louisville area.   I’m fortunate to have work in many parts of the world, 8 different countries, many cities and states …

Art is Space

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By Taylor Beisler With walls spattered with colored laser-cut string art and machined works of dot-matrices hung in a row, FirstBuild for the first time stepped into the once unknown waters of the Louisvillian trolley hop last Friday. Doors opened …

Wine Chiller with Simblee

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  By James Kim Here at FirstBuild, we prototype ideas fast to gather feedback and understand user preferences for products. In certain cases, we need a basic mobile app working with our prototype to showcase an idea, and this is …

Nameplates for U of L

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By Jake Moore The University of Louisville students that work at FirstBuild got the opportunity to make the Board of Trustees their new nameplates. We started by coming up with five ideas and then narrowed them down to three. From …

Painting the Academy @ Shawnee

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This past weekend, a few FirstBuilders took the time to help paint what will become the new makerspace at The Academy @ Shawnee. FirstBuild has partnered with the school as a part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) …

Community Member Spotlight: Herman

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FirstBuild always loves it when community members come in and make their ideas come to life. We love it even more when people keep coming back. Herman Gamboa, a community member from the University of Louisville, is one of these …

SkillsUSA 2016 Recap

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This week, SkillsUSA had their National Leadership & Skills Conference here in Louisville, KY. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Several of …