Meet the Maker: Fabsterdam

As part of our “Meet the Makers” interview series, we asked our Makers to tell us a little about themselves. Today, meet Ester and Marnix from Fabsterdam!

Fabsterdam. Image used with permission.1) Who are you and where do you come from?

We are Ester and Marnix. Ester comes from Spain and Marnix from the Netherlands, but we currently live in Amsterdam.

2) What do you do?

We are software developers but in our spare time we love to “play” with new technology and hack. A year and a half ago we decided to build a 3D printer and since then we have been investigating about materials (not only plastic) and different techniques to make and finish the prints.

3) Do you have a website?

www.fabsterdam.com is our blog where we explain all our printing projects (improving the printer, new materials, etc). Also we opened a shop on Etsy where we sell our most popular models. We also like to do custom orders and we already did two special ones: 15 mini tentacles to be used as card game markers and a Gameboy battery cover. We talked about the challenges of it in the blog.

4) What will you have on your stall?

We are going to bring our 3D printer (maybe 2 of them) and samples of all the materials and combinations that we use. We also like to polish pieces to increase the strength and have a better-looking result with a specific technique that we’ll be doing live there. Our printer will be also printing, so if any of you want to print anything please feel free to tell us :)

5) Are you running any workshops?

Not really. We are more of an interactive stall where we would like to explain to the public about 3D printing and show them all the possibilities. Our goal is to show people that this hobby is not only for companies with expensive machines, but you can get awesome results with a cheap DIY kit.

6) Have you been to a Maker Faire before?

Yes, we were in the 3D printer experience show not so long ago and we will do the same set up here.

7) Anything else you want to share?

We are looking forward to our trip to Brighton! We hope we have time to see other stalls since there are a lot of interesting things to learn.

Discounted advance tickets for Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014 are now available!

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