Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series: Turning dreams into reality – Reimagining the steps of invention and production
There are millions of ideas floating in the boundless imaginations of the people throughout the world today. Imagine if just a fraction of those ideas could be realized, how much of an impact that could have on our lives today! While there are plenty of new or improved gadgets and devices that are floating around in our collective imaginations, it is often far too difficult to get to the next step, that may turn a design or concept into something real.
Some of the biggest hurdles towards seeing some of these possibly world-changing ideas being turned into reality are found in the often uncharted lands of developing the first design or prototype. Today, however, the path has been made considerably easier through access to modern digital design and fabrication technologies.
Laser cutting / engraving
We are going to discuss the detailed steps on how to take a concept and use generative design principles to push through iterative design and rapid prototyping, to create first articles of production. There are plenty of resources and services we have to share that can help you along the way, no matter your own skill level, and minimizing the need for huge overhead costs.
Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20 years of professional experience, he never lost the fervent excitement for designing, creating, and inventing using the science and technologies that exist around all of us. He started OakLabs with a mission to bring the resources and technologies of rapid design and iterative prototyping to his local area which is still growing in terms of artisans, startups, social movements, and professionals that need access to comprehensive design and engineering services and consultation.
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February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am