Saturday, March 30, 2013


TechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software with the experts to teach YOU how to use them. Each  facility includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, machine and wood shops, a metal working shop, welding stations, a waterjet cutter and even a center for sewing textiles with industrial machines or doing embroidery! Members also have access to spacious project areas with large work tables available for completing projects and collaborating with others. And lets not forget about the free coffee and fresh popcorn that are always available. Most importantly, at TechShop you can"Build your dreams."
Andy and Les, The TechShop boys

Les Gies and Andy Leer will be on hand at Edge Studios with info on TechShop membership and a mega cool demo of their shop's capabilities. Let's just say you'll to "use your head" for this one. And see some of TechShop's handiwork at the Pittsburgh Glass Center too. They've created a presence at our Lights! Camera! Fashion! trunk show and sale (scroll down for details on that event) See Les and Andy, the TechShop boys @ Edge Studio on Friday, Apri 5th @ 5411 Penn Ave 6 pm - 9 pm. TechShop @ GA/GI is sponsored by SPROUT.

ALSO AT Edge Studios...Meet Joe McLaughlin of the PITT/CMU Quality of Life Center with his Lego wheel chair"; Barbra Paul from the Pitt Mobile Science Lab speaking on the science of nutrition and Donald Jones Roboworks, Artist/Inventor.

 ...AND DON'T MISS OPTIMUS Technologies

The "Maximus" (we say) of biofuel research located at 4814 Penn Avenue. "The manufacturers of next-generation biofuel systems" (they say). Potaytoes or Patahtoes Optimus will demo how it's done with their "Vector System," a bolt on modular diesel to biofuel apparatus built specifically for commercial and industrial diesel engines.

Their goal is to provide clients with a seamless transition to renewable fuels that is the least disruptive to daily operations, cost effective and environmentally responsible. They claim to top anything Rudolph Diesel invented: "A few good ideas about 100 years ago." (And that's just for starters!)
You'll also meet their special guest Zero Fossil dedicated to the development of sustainable power generation systems that utilize the free energy around us...sun, wind, water, and even human power.

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