We’ve recently updated the main Fountaindale website with a new webpage focused on our Maker Lab inside Studio 300 and related activities. Check it out here. Get information about our machines, upcoming STEAM and Maker events, resources, and even show off what you made. Our new Maker Lab page is ready for you right now.
Students and their teacher from the Independence Elementary after school Indy Filmmakers share their work in this inspiring documentary. The “indie Indy” group uses Studio 300 equipment and computers to videotape and edit their short films. They even used our maker lab for their custom t-shirts.
Special thanks to the students and their teacher for kind permission to share this video.
Studio 300 has printed thousands of items with our two 3D printers. We thought we’d seen it all. Until this project came across our desk – a frog. But not just any frog. This plastic frog can be dissected.
Hop on down to Studio 300 for all your 3D printing needs.
As we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Studio 300 enlisted our CR-10 3D printer to build a 60:1 scale model of the rocket that took us to the moon. Our version of the Saturn 5 stands six feet tall, weighs 2160 grams (4.7 lbs), and took over 200 hours to 3D print.
The original Saturn 5 stood 363 feet tall and weighed 6,400,000 lbs. Its five engines produced 7,616,000 lbs of thrust. Visit Studio 300 anytime to see our completed model.
On July 20, 1969 (nearly 50 years ago!) Neal Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. The most powerful rocket ever made, the Saturn 5, made the journey possible.
Using Studio 300’s CR-10 large format 3D printer, we printed a 60″ model of the infamous Saturn 5 rocket. The machine printed the model in five stages, and these join together to form the complete model. The final 3D printing time topped 200 hours! These pictures recap key moments in the long process.
Studio 300 3D printed a Saturn 5 rocket model in five stages.
The next steps will include painting, detailing, and final assembly. Watch this blog for updates as the process continues. Meanwhile, to see this amazing model in person, stop by Studio 300.
The Maker lab inside Studio 300 Maker Lab announces new Heat Press Vinyl colors just in time for the holidays. Use Electric Red, Electric Green, Metallic Gold, and Crystal Holographic for making custom t-shirts and other apparel. There is a slightly higher costs for this vinyl at $3 a foot. For more information on using the vinyl cutting machine, contact Studio 300.
Congratulations to the Bolingbrook Garden Club for taking the first place trophy (Amateur Built Float) at this year’s Pathways Parade. Members used Studio 300 technology to create several elements of their design.
The Maker Lab at Studio 300 has the Power Press Heat Press available for your heat transfer vinyl project. The 15-by-15-inch industrial-quality digital heat press includes Teflon on the heat platen. This heat press is compact and is an upward-opening model. Ideal for applying transfers, letters, numbers, and images on t-shirts, garments, bags, mouse mats, jigsaw puzzles, ID badges, ceramic tiles, and other items. Here are the details:
LCD Control Board: Fully digital temperature and time control.
Special Thickened Aluminum Heating Plate for even and stable temperature over the entire heating plate.
Teflon Coated Heating Plate. No need for coated sheets. Harmless to the cloth, convenient to clean, and provide attractive appearance.
Signal Indicator beeps when transfer it over.
Plate pressure is easily adjusted to accommodate different materials.
Integrated electric control system for accurate heat adjustments.
Stop by and check it out. Studio 300 staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you with your project during open shop hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to Noon.
Here are examples from a recent Studio 300 program where patrons applied designs to their own t-shirts.