Saveur Summer Cookout 2015

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Photo Courtesy of Saveur FirstBuild recently attended the Saveur Summer Cookout at the Boat Basin Cafe in New York City. The event featured celebrity chefs from all around the country and many with restaurants in New York City. Each chef …

Think Inside the Icebox Hackathon Recap

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This past weekend, several of us FirstBuilders headed to MakerBot’s headquarters in Brooklyn to co-host the “Think Inside the Icebox” Hackathon where engineers, students and designers came together to create connected prototypes for FirstBuild’s ChillHub smart refrigerator. Ideas varied from …

MakerFaire SF: A Look Back

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FirstBuild attended the annual Maker Faire in San Francisco earlier this month. Maker Faire is essentially a hybrid of a science fair, county fair, and gathering of makers. Whether it’s wearable tech, appliances, small gadgets, robots, or even Legos…you will …

What happened at the Mega Hackathon?

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We started Friday, April 10th off with 282 people entering FirstBuild for the event kickoff. Everyone snagged bean bags, chairs, and stood listening to all of our sponsors tell everyone how to win their prize. Once the participants knew how …

Hack the Home: A Look Back

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Hack The Home The “Hack The Home” hackathon is now in the rear-view mirror and we’re taking a look back at everything that happened during the 30+ hours of making that took place at FirstBuild on Friday and Saturday. The …

The Louisville Table

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The Louisville Table made its official debut recently as Jakub Szczęsny, the artist that created the table, unveiled it to a small group at FirstBuild and later, to the public, at Zephyr Gallery. The table itself was the product of …

KBIS/IBS 2015

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FirstBuild attended the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) this week. Amid the crowds of people and new products that filled the Las Vegas Convention Center, FirstBuild’s Micro-kitchen and connected thermometer made their …