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PRESS RELEASE. PROGRESSIVE. MAKER CULTURE. TELLURIDE. FRONT PAGE.
STRANG. and PINHEAD COLLABORATION BRING ‘MAKING’ TO TELLURIDE.
Strang Architecture and The Pinhead Institute have teamed up to explore the possibilities of Additive Manufacturing right here in Telluride, CO. 3D-Printing, which utilizes the process known as additive manufacturing, is a newer technology that has gained record breaking attention and has stemed insurmontable amounts of innovative growth. The ability to ‘rapidly’ prototype serves equally beneficial for both [STRANG] Architecture’s design process and the ‘makerspace’ atmo-sphere PINHEAD boasts. Locations embracing the 3d-printing initiative also portray an image of progressionism and intellect.
Signups have been plentiful for the 3d printing classes-- regardless of the fact that we did not give students a clear idea of what they would be ‘making’. “Kids are just eager to get near the printer-- if only just to watch it.” (p. sharlow). Starting December 13th - 14th PINHEAD will be hosting its first 3d-printing classes/tutorials. Regardless if you nabbed a seat or not, come peek through the PINHEAD glass and catch a glimpse of the Ultimaker2 in action! Also, schedule a visit with the contact below or learn about new events at www.pinheadinstitute.org.
Adam Mahardy352.281.4787[STRANG] ArchitecturetheMAKERSMOVEMENT
[STRANG] ARCHITECTURE THE PINHEAD INSTITUTE
The Pinhead Institute has added Patrick Sharlow, a robotics engineer, to head the upcomming 3d-printing projects Sharlow will also be leading the Lego Robotics events for the PINHEAD robotics initiative. “I see 3dprinting as a way to customize your robot-- I’m talking more than just aesthetics here. Engineering, branding-- it will all have to be on their (the childrens) minds” (a. mahardy)
PINHEAD in Telluride has always, and will always, strive to expose our youth to the latest educational opportunities. “I believe that students should be better prepared for STEM majors-- there was a 50% dropout rate my first year in engineering.” (p. sharlow)
“3d-printing can open the mind of a child like no other technolo-gy-- an idea may come to fruition within a few hours, instead of a few days. This is powerful. “ (a. mahardy)
Strang architecture has provided Adam Mahardy, founder of theMAKERSMOVEMENT and early Kickstarter of the breakthrough Peachy 3d-Print-er from Europe. He also graduated from UF with a B.Arch in 2014 and has used most methods of 3d-printing available (powder, resin, plastic). Adam was the advisor for the 3d-printer pur-chase.
Within the field of Design (especially archi-tecture), 3d-printers have proven to save time, disband inventive restrictions, and allow for much quicker and concentrated types of think-ing. [STRANG] would like to capitalize on the opportunity to embrace this cultural evolution and grow with technology.