Did you know that 80% of the parts that comprise the Othermill are made in the US, most from manufacturers right here in the Bay Area? We’re happy to sing that fact from the rooftops because it’s something we think is really important to the future of domestic manufacturing.
Two weeks ago, a few of us ladies here at OMC, along with some of our friends over at Otherlab, participated in the Expanding Your Horizons conference hosted at UC Berkeley to help educate young girls about STEM careers. The conference gathered about 500 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to learn about STEM fields from female students and professionals in various tech industries.
Last week was Autodesk University, Autodesk’s annual software conference for 9,000 engineers, designers, architects, and artists. It’s an amazing event, focused on making of all kinds, but this year there was something new: a student hack!
This week, the greater San Francisco Bay Area is celebrating the Bay Area Science Festival, a collection of exciting and interesting science-oriented events scattered around numerous venues in San Francisco and beyond.
Thursday May 15th, OMC will once more communing with penguins and making friends with Claude the Alligator at The Calfornia Academy of Science NightLife event.
Last Thursday, the OMC team gathered up some fun projects and a couple of Othermills and headed to the California Academy of Sciences for Robot NightLife. We were in the esteemed company of other groups such as Bot And Dolly, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, Otherlab Pneubotics, Beatbots and many many more.
Want a hands-on look at the Othermill? Join us at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco next Thursday evening for Robot NightLife!
We have a bit of great news to share: we are incredibly honored to announce that we’ve been chosen by Popular Mechanics for a 2013 Breakthrough Award! The Breakthrough Award is given to products that “represent the highest standard in innovation and execution…they solve real problems…they push technical limits…” Wow! We certainly think so, but it is always nice to get a thumbs up from an organization like this.