Type A Machines will be attending the 10th year anniversary celebration of Noisebridge Hackerspace — the place where it all began.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, Noisebridge served as a great inspiration toward the founding of Type A Machines.The co-founders of Type A Machines all met at events that took place at Noisebridge, using their facilities to help create the first prototype of the Series 1. A hackerspace run for and by hackers and makers like us, it was the place where our founders, including our present CEO Andrew Rutter, would meet and start to experiment with self-replicating manufacturing machines — the prelude to our story as a 3D printing company.
The first prototype of a Series 1 was created at one of Noisebridge’s Weekend Hackathons in 2011 where Andrew Rutter first learned how to use a laser cutter. From that first prototype to today, we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary as a company. Noisebridge is a big part of our story, and we are more than glad to be able to celebrate this momentous event with them, especially as we also look back at our history and remember the people who have helped us and the things we have learned along the way.
This coming weekend, September 9th and 10th, Noisebridge is holding an exhibition and a time travel themed ball and fundraiser to celebrate its 10th year of existing as a community of hackers, providing a safe place where anyone can work, learn and play. As one of the companies that was helped out by the facilities at Noisebridge to form, we will also be joining the festivities and will be showcasing our own 3D printer, the Series 1 Pro.
As part of the exhibition, Noisebridge will be displaying various projects and will have panel discussions and presentations from special guests. They will also be hosting classes and workshops such as Paperboard Led Lamp Making and of course, 3D printing. The Time Travel Ball and Fundraiser, on the other hand, will be held on the evening of September 9th with live performances from a few music and visual artists.