Art Event at 1B

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Join us for a special art event at 1B on October 7th from 6PM-9PM! Who: Dana Potter, Jenny Harp, and Elise Hanson in “Hybrid Printmakers: Post-Digital Printmaking Processes” What:¬†Traditional printmaking is process-oriented. It relies on a series of intricate steps …

Paella Event: In Pictures

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This past weekend, FirstBuild participated in “The Great Paella Cook Off”, hosted by the Americana Community Center. Paella is Spanish rice dish that is typically served loaded with seafood and vegetables. There are other acceptable variations that include chicken, chorizo, …

Exponential Manufacturing 2016

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This week, we attended the Exponential Manufacturing Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The event was hosted by Singularity University and highlighted experts in the manufacturing industry.¬†Additive manufacturing, IoT, robotics, and more were on full display as companies and representatives discussed their …

IDSA Halloween Mixer

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By Symon Harrah IDSA sponsored a Halloween Themed Mixer where local IDSA members came together at FirstBuild for a night of Pumpkin Carving, Candy and general good times! The winner of the pumpkin carving contest recieved a large pot of …

MFG Day Hackathon Recap

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The day started with one goal in mind, to develop the world’s best home coffee roasting kit. While it was certainly a lofty goal, the entries that we received definitely set us well on our way. The day started with …

Greenwich Food + Wine Festival 2015

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2015 Greenwich Wine & Food Festival By Michael DiLauro   The FirstBuild home pizza oven project took a big step this past weekend; for the first time the pizza oven left the lab and hit the road. The team packed …

Opal Launch and 1B1Y Celebration!

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This past Tuesday (7/28) we launched the Opal Nugget Ice Maker on Indiegogo. That same day, we had a party to celebrate the launch of the product as well as our first birthday. Needless to say, it was a pretty …

Happy Birthday FirstBuild

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Today marks the one year anniversary on the grand opening of FirstBuild! In our first year we have launched products, hosted events, become a fixture in the maker community, hosted a MEGA hackathon, and most impotantly…we’ve had a lot of …

Cocktail Competition Recap

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Bourbon and Opal nugget ice were flowing at the New2Lou cocktail competition hosted at FirstBuild, July 8th. The event was sponsored by Maker’s Mark and featured seven local bartenders that competed to have their drink crowned as the best of …

FirstBuild Supports STEM

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At FirstBuild, our mission is to invent a new world of home appliances. Part of that mission is achieved by creating a socially engaged community of home enthusiasts, designers, engineers and makers that will share ideas, test out those ideas, …