"A Z Printer would be great - Online Resources in Lebanon sells them along with other prototype machines
Microscribes and such used to not work very well, not sure about now. But a 3D scanner can be a nice tool to have.
Soldering stations, etc.…"
"I put a google doc out there that has my notes about various fab labs.
Some of this I have already posted... Just want you to have access to all that I have so far. It's kind of rough but hopefully it will be helpful.
Fab Lab Notes"
"Maybe you could partner with a local mailboxes etc to have the option of providing a mailing address for clients. If you don't want the overhead of the service, let them come in and distribute the mail and lease the spaces... you just add this…"
"The Wisconsin Fab Lab – Fox Valley Technical College has the following equipment
• Laser Engraving Cutter
• Vinyl Cutter
• CNC Bench-top Mill
• Plastics Injection Molding & Finishing Equipment
• Stratasys Rapid…"
"the Providence Fab Lab AS220 Fab Lab has the following equipment
• 24" x 12" laser cutter
• ShopBot CNC Router
• MDX-20 milling machine
• Vinyl cutter and sign-making equipment
• Computers (Linux and Mac OS X) for…"
"THe UC Davis fab lab has the following equipment
• Dimension 1200sst FDM 3D Printer
• Envisiontec Perfactory Rapid Prototyping System
• Modelmaster 2500 Gantry style CNC Milling Machine (on generous loan from Modelmaster)
"It was great talking with you the other day... this sounds like a great concept. My wife is a freelance writer and she collaborates with a lot of self employed designers, web developers and advertising people. I'm sure they would view this as a…"
"HeyWay is a new push notification application that allows you to track the location of another iPhone running HeyWay. You have to allow people to track you. You can either send them an email inviting them to track you or you can authorize other…"
I'm an idea person. I love to brainstorm a topic in any area and find innovative opportunities. I’m an avid follower of the Maker and DIY communities. In my leisure time, I love to tinker, experiment, explore and create. On weekends you will likely find me doing Maker projects with my kids like home made hover boards, persistence of vision bicycle wheels, home-made soda carbonation, geodesic domes shelters etc.
What are you working on?
My partner and I have been developing a portfolio of ideas into actionable business plans. We call ourselves the IndyIdeaGroup. One of the business opportunities we have been working on is opening a Technology Prototyping lab that is open to inventors and Idea people like us. We are exploring several approaches including university and government partnerships, private venture capital funding or purchasing a TechShop franchise.