It started as a movement grounded in the rebellious “Do It Yourself” culture of punk rock music and libertarianism, and flowed to independent-minded engineers dismayed with “Made in China” mass-produced merchandise. Now lawmakers on Capitol Hill — from across the political spectrum — have gotten in on the action. The bipartisan Congressional Maker Caucus, a group of 25 representatives, is determined to educate colleagues about maker technology with the belief that it one day could help America declare independence from Chinese-made generic goods. The “Maker Movement,” a marriage of traditional craftsmanship techniques with the latest in modern designs and production technologies, promises an economy based on financial independence by manufacturing almost anything the market wants through a... “To me, it has huge implications for medicine, energy, aerospace and the military. I think it could have a huge impact to empower people to be more self-sufficient and reduce overhead for themselves, and if we invest in this it could transform all sectors of our economy,” Rep. Tim Ryan , Ohio Democrat and co-chairman of the fledgling Congressional Maker Caucus, told The Washington Times, “If an engine breaks or a component part breaks, you don’t have to buy 10 or 1,000 [replacement parts] to place an order. you can just make one on the spot because you have the 3-D printer and the materials. Sales of 3-D printers are expected to double to 217,000 this year. The Defense Department already is testing how they can help soldiers in the field by “printing” food, medicine and weapons. They are even exploring the ideas of printing antennas and warheads. Mark Takano, a California Democrat who also co-chairs the Maker Caucus, keeps a 3-D printer in his Washington office. “We use it to help educate other congressional staff members about the technology and promote membership in the caucus,” he said. “I’ve met with someone at the Department of Education’s Technological Education Section, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services to get this into the schools. They have grants to make this technology available in libraries and museums, which help teach how technology intersects with design. What started as a spontaneous movement in suburban garages has matured into nationwide “maker fairs” and. Source: www.washingtontimes.com
There are plenty of opportunities to get the whole family out of the house this weekend with concerts, performances and kid-friendly activities galore. Even those looking for something a bit more sophisticated won’t be disappointed with various wine and spirits-oriented activities happening around town. Read on to find out what can do this weekend. Want to see your event included in What You’ll Do. We take these ideas from our community calendar, which you can find on the right side of WYDaily. Submitting to the calendar is easy – and it’s free – so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization. Family Fun. Come on out to the James City County Library to enjoy a special presentation from the Virginia Living Museum on Thursday. Reptiles Around the World will appeal to animal enthusiasts of all ages. This event is free and open to the public. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, look no further than Catch a Craft at the James City County Library. This family-friendly program kicks of at 10:30 a. m. Friday and will give little ones an opportunity to try their hand at a fun craft. No reservations are required, and this activity is free. This Saturday plan a parents’ night out and send your kids to the Drop Off Zone at the WISC. Kids will be entertained starting at 6 p. m. with laser tag, clip and climb, gymnastics, soccer and other playground activities. Pizza and a drink are included with the cost of admission. Tickets are $30 for the first child registered online and $25 for the second child, or $35 and $30 respectively at the door. This Saturday the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is hosting the first of two classes on digital photography that will run this Saturday at 10 a. m. Attendees can expect to learn how to use a digital camera and compose good photographs, as... Admission is $48 or$43 for members and includes both classes. Students should bring a digital camera with them. 7 Bridges, an Eagles Tribute Band from Nashville, will be headlining the New Town Music Fest this Saturday. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase and local musician Willie TinType is opening. Tickets are $15 and a military discount is available with I. D. The show starts at 5 p. m. and will take place in New Town at Legacy Hall. Head to the banks of Lake Maury. Source: wydaily.com
John, the celebrated fashion house, hosted an informal fashion show and cocktail reception to kick-off Fashion Fights Arthritis at the St. John Boutique in San Francisco. Over 100 Arthritis Foundation supporters and Bay Area fashionistas descended upon the boutique which showcased the spectacular creations from the 2015 Pre-Fall Collection. Showcasing the 2016 Resort Collection of St. John, Fashion Fights Arthritis is scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Fairmont San Francisco. The luncheon, live auction, and runway show will benefit the Arthritis Foundation (AF) in its mission to help adults, children and teens living with arthritis. The Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary (BAAA) has presented this annual event since 1999. Tables and tickets are available at (415) 356-5484 or by email at [email protected]. Lizzie Yuen, the beautiful 21-year-old 2015 Youth Honoree, will speak at Fashion Fights Arthritis about her struggles with arthritis. She will join the models and walk the runway in a special St. John creation. Since Yuen was diagnosed with Lupus at age nine, she has been active with the Arthritis Foundation. In 2002, she attended her first year at Camp Milagros, the AF’s Juvenile Arthritis summer camp. From then, she has attended several National Juvenile Arthritis Conventions, participated in three sessions of Camp Milagros, five Teen Retreats, and most recently in the Arthritis Foundation’s prestigious Summer Science internship at UCSF in... “Through experiences with the AF, I have come to terms with and made peace with my lupus. Twelve years of participation in AF events and activities have inspired me to work towards becoming a pediatric rheumatologist. Leadership for the 2015 Benefit & Fashion Show includes Maggie Hazelrig (Fashion Show Chair), Pamela Rummage Culp (Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary President), Sharon Seto (Honorary Co-Chair), Celeste Woo and Lisa Edwards (Luncheon Co-Chairs), Elaine... Source: hauteliving.com
I've referred previously to the job market as a game of musical chairs. This game doesn't have enough chairs for everyone to find a seat. Now, if Baby Boomers are getting up out of chairs, and Millennials are opting not to sit down in them, then why
Mark Takano, a California Democrat who also co-chairs the Maker Caucus, keeps a 3-D printer in his Washington office. “We use it to help educate other congressional staff members about What started as a spontaneous movement in suburban garages has
The Williamsburg Regional Library is hosting a LEGO open play afternoon on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Children ages five and older are invited to attend this fun and free event and build amazing creations at the library. Children under nine should be
Over 100 Arthritis Foundation supporters and Bay Area fashionistas descended upon the boutique which showcased the spectacular creations from the 2015 Pre-Fall Collection. Showcasing Leadership for the 2015 Benefit & Fashion Show includes Maggie
Bring lawn chairs. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ▫ Artisans, craftsmen and holiday vendors are invited to participate in the third annual Artisans Holiday Show on Dec. 5 at 212 S. Main St., Lancaster, as part of the Red Rose Holiday
This should be your chair to work on so the added sensation of hard surface will add a mental cue that it’s time to get work done. 3. A desk to go with it. This is absolutely necessary. This is the quintessential piece of college furniture. I don’t ...
Falecki has already proved his credentials winning a 2015 Residential Furniture Design Award. “They’re extremely easy to put together,” he said of the vertical design pieces which include a dining table, two seater bench, side table and a chair.
The imagery is taken to perfection by draping the chair with an impeccably designed costume. Asad’s creations were adjudged the winner of the ‘Best Five - 2010’ award by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers. Some of his designs and furniture ...