Any individual, business or organization can participate no matter where you are located. TinkerBristol will provide affordable access to a wide variety of equipment otherwise unavailable to a single individual or small business, including everything from traditional metal, wood-working, and electronics tools to 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines.
Also available will be sewing, chemical-work, composites, and CAD stations. Dry, wet, and hooded work areas will be included. Rhode Island has a rich manufacturing heritage and is a center for excellence in marine trades, jewelry, clothing, and advanced composites among others.
TinkerBristol organizers want to build on this made-with-skilled hands tradition and support a new generation of makers, thinkers and tinkerers; those who will start and grow businesses, those who will improve products and advance technology, and those who will learn and pass along skills. The plan is to create an innovative and collaborative environment that serves the Rhode Island community, which is why your feedback and participation is critical.
Whether you are an entrepreneur or hobbyist, an established business or a start-up, a retiree or a teenager, this will be your home for making things. A place to meet and swap ideas. A place to tackle and solve problems. A place to create new products, launch new businesses, grow existing ones, teach new skills and create new jobs.
If you had affordable access to shared space, equipment, and expertise, what would you make? Please take our Needs Assessment Survey at http://bit.ly/2jsyxGv - it is short and takes only a few minutes and is much appreciated!
For more information about TinkerBristol, contact Todd Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website, www.tinkerbristol.org.