We are already into the sixth round of our Meetup event, “Fab Meetup”, where people with diverse backgrounds who usually gather at FabCafe get together once a month for some drinks and share ideas and projects.
※Vol.7 is scheduled for May 27th!
This time, we had lots of topics related to 3D printing including the recently released 3D pen, “3Doodler”. There was plenty of content, a lot of the presenters’ work was displayed, and we had lots of fun!
I imagine visitors of FabCafe today were surprised with the machine sitting prominently at the entrance? This machine is actually a coffee roaster. It’s smaller than you expected, isn’t it? This machine is called Discovery sold by Fuji Koki for small home-roasting coffee shops, professional test roasting and use at home. It’s very rare that a roaster this size has the same structure as a large roaster. Learn the story of Discovery’s beginning here.→200ｇDevelopment of the compact coffee roaster)）
Here at FabCafe, we’ve recently introduced a new laser cutter, the ”Trotec Laser Speedy 100″.
This laser cutter comes from the Australian company Trotec. It fully lives up to its name, and it’s great just to watch how fast it works! Here’s what arrived. ↓
“A brand new laser cutter from Trotec has arrived!”
Well, it seems that this Trotec makes some even more amazing lasers than that one. A Trotec staff member passed along this information: “the galvano. The galvano is the amazing one.” The name even sounds cool, but as it turns out, the differences between it and every other laser cutter that came before run far deeper than that.
I figured, if it’s really that amazing, I’ve got to go see it! We all went over to Trotec’s Tokyo company showroom to check it out!
Hello! I’m Takekoshi from FabCafe!
Do you know about the little laser cutter on the right hand side as you enter the shop? It’s the Speedy100 from Trotec that just arrived last month. Living up to its “Speedy” name, it’s really impressive how fast it is.
Learn more about the new laser cutter here; “The new laser cutter Trotec is here!”
FabCafe is currently using it exclusively for FoodFab!
Up until now we’ve Fabbed macarons, cookies, and all kinds of sweets, so now we want to pioneer some new Fab foods…! With that in mind, the FabCafe staff brought in all kinds of ingredients and we held a FoodFab night!
On March 25th, we held the fifth monthly meeting event of 「Fab Meetup」, which is a gathering of a variety of people with diverse backgrounds who frequent our FabCafe. In the meeting, we relax and share many interesting ideas and projects with each other while drinking.
As usual, many people gathered at the FabCafe today, and had fun conversing with various presenters. The next Fab Meetup Vol.6 will be held On April 22nd, 8:00 PM. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new or alone – please come and have fun with us! See below for further details and application.
Hi! I’m Kotaro Iwaoka from FabCafe. It’s been a while since I’ve written something for this blog, but I’m so grateful to everyone and I want to express my thanks by bringing you this report on the ”2nd Anniversary FabCafe Picnic”!
▲This is me holding up a celebratory “rich haul of fish” banner depicting a sea bream, created by FabCafe’sMiki Tomiokawho, among other things, is active as an illustrator.
Hi! I’m Kanaoka from FabCafe.
A laser cutter and 3D printer available at FabCafe.
I wish I can use them but how do I create data for what I wanna make?
If this is what’s on your mind,”Fab Workshop“is perfect for you!
It’s a series of lessons on how to create data as well as about materials and the machines.
The April schedule for our extremely popular “Fab Workshop” is ready. Click here for more details！
But… for those who wish to see the deeper side of FAB and make 3D objects and furniture!
We organized an advanced version of “Fab Workshop”, called
“Advanced Fab Workshop Rhino for Fabrication“.
In a special feature on 3D printers in GetNavi of October 2013, there was a three page introduction of FabCafe’s new service “3D Snap & Touch,” which included content that describes the actual experience. We also had some comments from Toshimasa Kawai, COO of FabCafe LLP.
Hi, this is Ishikawa from PR.
We just opened a FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor of Isetan’s Shinjuku flagship store.
It will only be open for 3 more days, on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th…! (Closed on August 1st)
If you’re planning to go to Shinjuku this weekend, be sure to make your way to Isetan Shinjuku and then come to the FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor.
Just as in the past, potter’s wheels would make pottery perfectly round, and jacquard looms revolutionized Nishijin fabrics, crafts are always progressing together with the progress of machine technology. Currently, digital design and laser cutters may greatly increase the potential of lacquer. The results of attempts made by the participants of a materializing workshop will be exhibited at FabCafe Tokyo for two weeks, from July 1st (Mon) to 14th (Sun).
Please view the event page for details of the exhibition.
Happy New Year, everyone! May 2014 be filled with lots of laughter, love and fab works!!
Since this is the 1st report of the new year, I would like to start by sharing the outcome of our exciting project; Fab Christmas Ornament Project 2013. This was a global project to decorate christmas trees across the world using a laser cutter to make the ornaments.
The 30 creators from all around the world participated in an ornament exchange, creating special Christmas ornaments by exchanging not “things” (atoms) but by exchanging “data” (bytes). This photo features the tree decorated with ornaments made by the FabCafe Tokyo laser cutter from data received via Internet from other creators. The tree was taken down as of December 25th, but it imparted the cafe with a warm Christmas mood for the duration of its time on display.