|Nov 15th, 2017
The Idea Foundry would like to welcome the newest families to join our community, the Groundhog clan! We are happy to see them preparing for their winter nap and hustling like the rest of us for the holiday season. To ensure that they don't miss out on any of the holiday cheer during their hibernation the Groundhog clan has put out brand new mailboxes in front of their homes. Even Groundhogs love getting Christmas cards! Keep an eye out for our new friends along the chain link fence behind the Idea Foundry and be sure to add them to your card list this year!
|Nov 15th, 2017
Art Krumsee has been spending more and more time exploring and growing at the Idea Foundry. His background is in IT, internet and web development technologies but he has been branching out into prototyping and creative projects. Art explained to Make: magazine that he "had no experience with 3D design or printing, but wanted to prototype a case for Maurice Ribble’s brilliant Camera Axe kit" and so his adventure began.
|Jul 26th, 2017
Don't Miss The Bus
|Jul 19th, 2017
Shop Small Winner's Circle
Every day the Idea Foundry has the privilege of being a home to inspiring and innovating individuals. The deal only gets sweeter when members spotlight this community for its qualities. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a place in Valpak’s Shop Small winner’s circle.
This contest rewards small businesses that have a positive community impact. The Idea Foundry was the first place that Diane Kollman thought of.
|Jun 7th, 2017
The Drone Effect
Will Nickley of Safety Third Racing aims to “[inspire] the next generation of thinkers and dreamers through interactive aero-robotics programming at the Idea Foundry.” In everyday terms - he builds, races and teaches classes about drones, specifically First Person View (FVP) racing drones. At any given time you can catch Will at Idea Foundry, 3D printing his newly improved drone frames or designing his next drone flight class.
|Mar 12th, 2017
Virtual Reality in Health Care
Robert Strouse and his team at Nationwide Children's Hospital set out to create a truly unique and engaging experience for their patience to help with pain management and comfort. Voxel Bay is a virtual reality ecosystem aimed at engaging patients with a completely immersive experience to distract them during painful or intravenous medical procedures. Using targeted games and experiences to provide unique and fun interactions Voxel Bay is redefining the patient experience.
|Feb 6th, 2017
New Bronze Casting Foundry
Our new propane gas-line driven bronze casting foundry reaches temps of more than 2000-degrees Fahrenheit. Complete with a burnout kiln to process lost-wax moulds, our casting crew now has the capacity to cast bronze in 60-pound increments. There's no limit on the size of finished creations--even life-sized pieces can be separated into segments and welded together. The casting team will be able to help every step of the way: if you can sculpt it, we can now cast it!