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Join us in Akron on Wednesday August 21st from 3 to 8PM for the first TinyCircuits Open House with special guest Dale Dougherty - President/CEO of Maker Media, the company that runs Make Magazine, Make Shed and the world's largest DIY festival, Maker Faire.
Meet with Dale, the TinyCircuits crew, area Makers / DIY enthusiasts and local tech entrepreneurs, and take a tour of the facilities and see live demos of the products being manufactured by our robotic assembly line.
The Open House is open to the public and includes:
- Tour of the TinyCircuits production facility
- Demos by local Makers
- UAV Flight Demonstrations by Event 38
- Electronics assembly demonstration
- Demos of TinyCircuits products
- Network with local makers and tech entrepreneurs
- Free Food & Drink
TinyCircuits is an Akron, OH startup focusing in the design and manufacturing of very small electronic circuits. Our original product line, the TinyDuino, is geared for the Maker / hobbyist community and was launched on Kickstarter in the fall of 2012 and raised over 1000% of the goal, reaching a total of $109K. The TinyDuino project was awarded the Postscape 2012 Internet of Things Open Source Project of the Year. In the past eight months, TinyCircuits has grown to six employees performing all of the design and manufacturing of the products in Akron, with plans to expand further in late 2013.
Also sharing our space in Canal Place is Henway Technologies, a electronics design startup (http://henwaytech.com/), and Event 38 Unmanned Systems (http://www.event38.com/), a startup that designs and manufactures unmanned Fixed Wind and multirotor systems for aerial survelliance.
About Dale Dougherty
Dale Dougherty is the President/CEO of Maker Media, the company that runs Make Magazine, Maker Faire and the Maker Shed. He co-founded O'Reilly Media, a technical publisher and conference organizer known for its advocacy of Open Source and the Web. He coined the term "Web 2.0" while developing the Web 2.0 Conference. Dougherty started MAKE magazine, which brings the do-it-yourself mindset to everyday technology -- celebrating the right to tweak, hack and bend any technology to your own will.
Dougherty is the creator of Maker Faire, which leads a growing maker movement in New York, Detroit and the Bay Area. An early Web pioneer, Dougherty was the developer of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site launched in 1993. He's a former publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers. Dougherty developed the Hacks series of books to "reclaim the term 'hacking' for the good guys," and he's the author of Sed & Awk.
Location & Directions
TinyCircuits operates out of 3000 sq ft office in Canal Place in downtown Akron, in what used to be the BF Goodrich world headquarters and site of the largest rubber factory in the world. The office address is: 540 S. Main St. Suite 457, Akron, OH 44311.
The entire complex is very large and it's somewhat difficult to navigate, so use the following directions to help:
If you're coming south down Main street, when you reach the complex you'll see the Spaghetti Warehouse on the right, and GOJO on the left. Continue down Main St until you reach the last possible entrance before Main St dead ends into Bartges St. The sign will say "520 - 540 S Main St, Canal Place", turn right at this sign, and drive under a brick overpass. There is a courtyard like parking lot surrounded by buildings here that you can park. To the left of where you drive in, there is a sign that says "Entrance to buildings 1, 2 and 9". This is the entrance you want. When you arrive look for a TinyCircuits representative to walk you up to the suite, or give us a call at 330-329-5753 and we'll send someone down to walk you up.
Are you a Maker?
If so, we'd love you to bring your latest projects to show off. Please contact us at email@example.com about showing off your projects.