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The Maker Movement and Dayton, OH Manufacturing

The Maker Movement is alive and well in the world of Dayton, OH manufacturing. If you haven’t heard of this movement, it brings together all kinds of innovators for collaboration and problem-solving. According to Maker Media:

The launch of Make:magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education.

Dayton Makers

Make It Dayton! is a maker community that holds meetings throughout the year. They also hosted very successful maker events this spring and summer. And there are even more local opportunities for makers this fall:

1) Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Maker Hub

Thursdays 10:30 – 1:30, Wright Brothers Institute

This is a brand new community asset, open to the public on Thursdays. It provides access to advanced manufacturing equipment. Learn more here about how the AFRL Maker Hub can help you turn your ideas into prototypes!

2) Flyways to Highways: How Advanced Composites and High Performance Materials Will Get You Where You’re Going

November 1-2, University of Dayton Research Institute

In this free two-day course, learn how the advanced composite materials used in aerospace can be used for other high performance applications. Click here for more information on this free event, and click here to register. Space is limited.

3) XTREME Bots Competition

November 5, Wright State’s Nutter Center

Student robotics teams share their work in this all day event. Ohio Robotics Incorporated sponsors the high-action competition, where “prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places along with special awards including Best Documentation, Best Engineered Robot, Best Sportsmanship, and People’s Choice.”

Click here to register your team, and may the best robot win!

4) Mini Maker Faire

November 5-6, Barnes & Noble Bookstores

It’s a big maker weekend at Barnes and Noble bookstores, for all ages! You’ll make your own products with amazing materials, you’ll see inspiring maker demonstrations, you’ll hear from thought leaders in the Maker Movement. Click here to find the astonishing schedule of events at your local store.

The Maker Movement is a vital part of the present and future of manufacturing in Dayton, Ohio. To learn how Proto Plastics can collaborate on your maker project, contact us today!

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