GE Garages is the brain-child of GE and was established to help enlighten and advance manufacturing technologies through a series of hands-on workshops. Open to the public and free, it starts Friday, September 20 through October, 20. It will be hosted at 401 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago and also serve as the 2013 headquarters for Chicago Ideas Week.
This exciting fab-lab will encourage technologists, entrepreneurs, and soon-to-be makers of all levels to use advance manufacturing technologies through a series of hands-on workshops and training sessions.
The space will also be the home to a series of speakers, including Massimo Banzi , co-founder of the Arduino project and an open-source hardware advocate. Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables will also be presenting, among a number of notable speakers related to manufacturing technology.
GE Garages will house laser cutters, 3D printers, injection molders, metal insert gas welders, computer numeric control mills, and high-tech tools. This event is powered by TechShop and developed in partnership with Skillshare, Quirky, Make and Inventables. Garages is meant to generate interest and greater participation for “making” things.
You must register for the workshop and the limited spaces are going quickly. For a full schedule and to register, please visit: http://www.ge.com/garages.