A DIY Halloween Village

It’s the time of year for spooky ghosts, creepy monsters and creative DIYs. The popularity of computerized cutters prompted Studio 300 to add the Silhouette Cameo 3. This cutter can handle card stock, chipboard, fabric and more. Feeling inspired by the season — and sheets of cute card stock — we created a Halloween village. It includes one large mansion, a few little houses, card stock trees, and fences. We also used our 3D printer to add cute pumpkins and scary monsters.

Using the Silhouette, the mansion came from a free project found at Paper Glitter Glue and converted using Adobe Illustrator. If you want to make your own, watch our video with all the steps. Studio 300 has the project files for the houses if you want to cut your own, too. And you can see the finished project in the Studio 300 display case now through Halloween.

New Maker webpage

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.

 

 

Indie Indy Filmmakers

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.

Saturn 5 Rocket Complete

Saturn 5 model in Studio 300

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.

Coming next? The Apollo Lunar Module.

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Saturn 5 takes off at Studio 300

002157_main_1_2_2 copyOn 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.

 

 

 

 

Introducing New Vinyl

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.

 

Maker Mirror Magic

IMG_20180709_131027It’s the season for BBQs, fireworks and garage sales–especially items from the free pile. Case in point: this cracked mirror with a lot of potential.

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Using Adobe software to create a design and then cutting adhesive vinyl using the Studio 300 Maker Lab Zing vinyl cutter, this garage sale find became a unique object for the home.

What are you going to create next in Studio 300’s Maker Lab?