Tomorrow the 3rd Maker Series will begin! Jimmy DiResta will be the lead maker to build a ‘FAN Experience’ with Operation Breakthrough and 87 & Running. Using vintage stadium chairs from Arrowhead Stadium, the build will take place at the Maker Village, a shared community woodworking and metalworking shop in Kansas City.
The Maker Village will also bring in a few makers to help create this one-of-a-kind project! With a lofty project and only 48 hours to create, co-owner Nick Ward-Bopp will help along with a few makers including Zac Jurden, Megan Pace, Angelica Sandoval, Greta de la Rua and Theresa Hitchcock.
We will also be joined by a couple of special makers from Operation Breakthrough! Operation Breakthrough are celebrating 50 years of helping Kansas City families and Travis Kelce has joined their mission. In 2020, Kelce purchased a building with plans to turn it into a working space for teenagers in which they will have the opportunity to “explore careers in STEM, launch their own entrepreneurial ventures and gain real-world experience.” Amir and Amare Kane are brothers who have attended Operation Breakthrough and will be some of the new students to use the new space, Ignition Lab: Powered by 87 & Running, where the new chairs will call home! Amir and Amare have a special bond with Travis Kelce and the seventh and eighth grade students will help build something totally unique to show him!
Follow us throughout the 48 hour build on Instagram and Facebook. Watch the build from behind the scenes, where you’ll get to see the ‘Godfather of Making’ create for a good cause. And be on the lookout for our giveaways this week with Jimmy, WorkbenchCon and supporters of the Maker Series project. Here’s a quick preview! Ultimaker Giveaway Ultimaker is donating an Ultimaker Original 3D printer! Whatever it’s complexity, the award-winning DIY 3D printer will print your vision. The Original Plus is the 3d printer that established Ultimaker’s position as a market leader in their field. Keep an eye out for our giveaway with Jimmy on Instagram!
Ukiah Co. When we met Trent Farrer at the National Hardware Show and we were blown away by his company Ukiah Co. and their table-top Fire Pits with BTM (beat to music) Sound System. The Originators of ‘Beat To Music’ Responsive Flame Technology (BTM) have created a collection of flame-worthy pits and barbeques with sound entertainment products. Watch the flames bust a move when entertaining guests or yourself! Using a built-in patented sound system, the tabletop fire pits become the entertainment centerpiece, day or night.
Original Super Glue We have used so much Original Super Glue throughout the Maker Series! One of the most powerful adhesives for DIY and household projects is the Original Super Glue. Now with more products than ever, we’ve experienced the next generation of Super Glue! It’s been a necessity for all our making needs (and even for a broken nail!) For you makers and shakers, get your hands on an assortment of Original Super Glue products in our giveaway this week.