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 …

New 3D Printer & Laser at 1B

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Nothing makes our engineers and shop technicians happier than getting new tools to play with. The newest things at our disposal are a 3D Platform printer and a new SIC marking laser. The 3D Platform printer is capable of printing in …

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 …

Happy Halloween

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It’s that time again…pumpkin etching season is upon us. Oh, and Halloween too. Check out this pumpkin we etched with the laser, and how it compares to last year’s design. This year: Last Year:

Kicking Off New Projects

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It’s that time of year again! School has started. Although there are generally mixed reviews on the start of the new school year, we at FirstBuild, are excited about it. This is the time of year when College of Engineering …

FirstBuild’s New Toys

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If you’ve ever seen a child’s face on Christmas as he or she is opening a present, you can probably imagine how our engineers looked as we recently received not one…but TWO new pieces of equipment. The new equipment will …

GE Learning Week

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This week was GE Learning week and we hosted hundreds of employees from GE Appliances for the week long event. The FirstBuild portion of the week, centered around the teaching of several classes, which included water jet, laser cutter, sketching, …