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IFL – August Newsletter

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IFL – June Newsletter

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1 Million Cups – IFL in 2018

Kauffman Foundation An entrepreneurial spirit is at the heart of the work we do across the Kauffman Foundation every day. Our founder, Mr. Kauffman, believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life. We work with entrepreneurs, empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down … Read More

Plot your route to success with the CNC ShopBot at Idea Fab Labs

Imagine making a desk with interlocking parts from baltic birch plywood. Or carving a relief into a beautiful black walnut slab. If your design imagination has grown beyond your means of creating it, Idea Fab Labs has a Shopbot CNC (computer numerical controlled) router that might be just what your project needs. With this tool, complex contours, pockets, and even … Read More

New Zone Combines Jewelry, Leather and Textiles… Plus Lots of Room!

Changes are afoot—literally—in the newly combined Jewelry / Leather / Textiles Zone at the Idea Fab Labs in Chico. To begin with, the Lab recently acquired a Juki Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine, allowing members to now sew through incredibly thick layers of material, such as leather and cowhide, very easily. The machine gets its name from a metal piece … Read More

Idea Fab Labs Hosts First Home Brewing Event

Members and guests were joined by local home brewers, Jake Dickman and Cody De Graaff, for the first-ever beer brewing project at the Idea Fab Labs in Chico on Sunday, November 8, 2015. We all spilled into the front yard around 10:00 a.m., each of us having separately detoured through Midtown Local for our respective cups of joe. Jake and … Read More

Work In Progress: Scary Halloween Skull’pture

Concept rendering of Scary Party stage set design.

This Halloween, powerhouse promoter Dax Presents will be bringing the epic Scary Party to The Midway, San Francisco’s hottest new art space and event venue. The crew from Idea Fab Labs will be there to set the stage with a new, as-yet-untitled design featuring three larger-than-life-sized wooden skulls, each about five feet tall. Project Manager James Hall faces some new … Read More

IFL Marks National Manufacturing Day at North State Grow Expo

Idea Fabrication Labs joined over 25 manufacturers from all over Northern California, including Chico’s Transfer Flow, Inc. and Nor-Cal Vans, for the North State Grow Manufacturing Roundtable and Expo on Thursday, October 2 at California State University, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union (BMU) on the eve of National Manufacturing Day. Students from regional middle and high schools, along with CSU students, … Read More

LED Ceiling Project Part 3

Go to Part 1 We are almost halfway done at this point! Assembly line of wiring the panels continues. We were able to produce at least 10 per evening once we got into the groove. It’s important to turn the lights of and test every once in a while. Sometimes things are funky and we have to break out the … Read More