Linear Motion for Makers

Many of the machines we use in a makerspace require controlled linear motion and positioning. Examples include 2D and 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, CNC and manual milling machines and lathes, etc. In these machines either the tool or the work piece must be moved in a controlled manner along one or more linear […]

Maker Spotlight: Casey Griswold

Meet the makers! This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to some of our spectacular members. Casey first walked into Ithaca Generator as part of a class project. Nearly 4 years later, Casey’s an IG regular who you can find routinely working on the laser cutter. What have you learned at […]

repost: Make Better Stuff Lab at IG

  originally posted on MakeBetterStuff.org by IG member Xanthe Matychak Last night my students from the Make Better Stuff lab at Ithaca College hosted a public laser cutter demo at Ithaca Generator for First Friday. The Make Better Stuff Lab is a course that I wrote for IC freshmen in which they learn about sustainable […]

People Create at the Laser Cut Design Studio!

At Ithaca Generator, we believe that creativity exists in every corner of our community. And that by providing public access to 21st century tools and technologies we increase the chances of discovering tomorrow’s brightest inventors and innovators. In this  spirit, we hosted a Pop Up Design Studio on Oct 3rd and invited the public to manufacture their […]

Handmade in America Fest

On Saturday, July 5th we participated in a “Made in America Fest” in Press Bay Alley. Pressbay Alley, for those who haven’t seen it yet, is a new micro-retail spot on Green Street just west of Cayuga in Ithaca NY. We were thrilled to be included because we see makerspaces playing an important role in the “Handmade in America” […]