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Team Moebius on Battlebots

After several months of waiting, ABC has begun airing BattleBots. It can be seen locally on WCPO Channel 9. For those of you unaware, one of the competing teams built their BattleBot at The Manufactory.  Team Moebius, lead by member Michael “Shaggy” Macht with a lot of assistance from The Manufactory’s own Education Coordinator, Seth […]

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Cincinnati Canstruction

The Manufactory is proud support the Cincinnati Canstruction Design/Build Competition effort of PEDCO E & A Services, Inc. PEDCO’s team used The CNC router at The Manufactory to create the support bases for the project which consisted of nearly two dozen sheets of 4 x 8 material. The project, Dory – “Just Keep Giving”, won […]

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Zombie Turtles take show

The Manufactory’s own Kyle Neidich, one of our instructors, along with Mitch, Nick and & Sach, took Third place in the Red Bull Soapbox 2015 Ohio race. The team built a very impressive and sturdy racer using the resources of The Manufactory relying heavily on the plasma cutter and Kyle’s welding skills. Unfortunately the race […]

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HVAC Duct

Problem: The replacement heating and air conditioner unit for a boat that fits under one of the seats comes with a 6″ hose connection. The setup requires the use of two 4″ hoses. The company sells an adapter kit for the ridiculous price of $165, plus shipping, but it will not work anyway because it […]

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Art created for 3CDC’s new headquarters

Jeff Welch, an accomplished Industrial, Architectural and Graphic Designer, has created a unique and beautiful piece of art for 3CDC’s new headquarters in Over-the-Rhine. The all aluminum design, creatively named the Aluminatti, was built at at The Manufactory. Originally conceived on a much smaller scale, Jeff enlarged the concept to cover a wall two stories […]

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Go Nuts!

The Manufactory is proud to sponsor the Walnut Hills Highs School Nuts robotics team. If you visit The Manufactory and see a large group of bright looking young people huddled around a pizza and/or an intriguing looking cube shaped machine, they are most likely Nuts. This past summer the team spent many hours taking a […]

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Building the Solar System

One of our favorite members, Jennifer, with the guiding hands of her father, Bob, used the resources at The Manufactory to build a scale model of the solar system which is now on permanent display at her Alma Mater, Fairfield Middle School. It was a very clever design. Each planet and it’s basic facts was […]

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Dave’s Dashboard

Dave, a member/educator, is restoring his 1978 Jeep CJ7. He has already reworked the roll bar some of the fabrication tools including the tubing notcher, tubing bender and the welding equipment. Next on his list was the dashboard. Over the years it has had a number of holes added for various switches, lights and gauges. […]

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Laser Engraver Upgrade

Members have told us that one of the difficulties in using the laser engraver is determining exactly where the laser was going to engrave/cut. We did a little research and found that a lot of others that have machines without factory spotting lasers solve the problem by mounting either a spot or crosshair laser on the imaging head. […]

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Rose learns how to solder

Rose, a teacher at Nagel Middle School, came in to take our first 3D printing class and got more than she bargained for! Rose was a volunteer at last fall’s Mini Maker Faire and likes to teach her students about making. She asked us if we could help her with a problem. She had some […]

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