Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release.
PRESS RELEASE.PROGRESSIVE. MAKER CULTURE. TELLURIDE. FRONT PAGE.
STRANG. and PINHEAD
‘MAKING’ TO TELLURIDE.
Strang Architecture and The Pinhead Institute have teamed up to explore the possibilities of Additive Manufacturing right
here in Telluride, CO. 3D-Printing, which utilizes the process known as additive manufacturing, is a newer technology
that has gained record breaking attention and has stemed insurmontable amounts of innovative growth. The ability to
‘rapidly’ prototype serves equally beneficial for both [STRANG] Architecture’s design process and the ‘makerspace’ atmo-
sphere PINHEAD boasts. Locations embracing the 3d-printing initiative also portray an image of progressionism and
Signups have been plentiful for the 3d printing classes-- regardless of the fact that we did not give students a clear idea of
what they would be ‘making’. “Kids are just eager to get near the printer-- if only just to watch it.” (p. sharlow). Starting
December 13th - 14th PINHEAD will be hosting its first 3d-printing classes/tutorials. Regardless if you nabbed a seat or
not, come peek through the PINHEAD glass and catch a glimpse of the Ultimaker2 in action! Also, schedule a visit with
the contact below or learn about new events at www.pinheadinstitute.org.
[STRANG] ARCHITECTURE THE PINHEAD INSTITUTE
The Pinhead Institute has added Patrick Sharlow, a robotics
engineer, to head the upcomming 3d-printing projects
Sharlow will also be leading the Lego Robotics events for
the PINHEAD robotics initiative. “I see 3dprinting as a
way to customize your robot-- I’m talking more than just
aesthetics here. Engineering, branding-- it will all have to
be on their (the childrens) minds” (a. mahardy)
PINHEAD in Telluride has always, and will always, strive to expose
our youth to the latest educational opportunities. “I believe that
students should be better prepared for STEM majors-- there was a
50% dropout rate my first year in engineering.” (p. sharlow)
“3d-printing can open the mind of a child like no other technolo-
gy-- an idea may come to fruition within a few hours, instead of a
few days. This is powerful. “ (a. mahardy)
Strang architecture has provided Adam Mahardy,
founder of theMAKERSMOVEMENT and early
Kickstarter of the breakthrough Peachy 3d-Print-
er from Europe. He also graduated from UF with
a B.Arch in 2014 and has used most methods
of 3d-printing available (powder, resin, plastic).
Adam was the advisor for the 3d-printer pur-
Within the field of Design (especially archi-
tecture), 3d-printers have proven to save time,
disband inventive restrictions, and allow for
much quicker and concentrated types of think-
ing. [STRANG] would like to capitalize on the
opportunity to embrace this cultural evolution
and grow with technology.