We stumbled upon this article from Wired, and thought it was really cool so we had to share. Some folks over at Wired stopped by a neighboring company, TechShop, to observe one of their classes which taught its attendees how to make a traditional acoustic guitar using carbon fiber.
TechShop is essentially a company with multiple locations, in which they offer a wide array of tools, software and space. They describe themselves as “Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment.”
The challenge given to the class was to create this carbon fiber guitar then to perform with it in a show once finished. Using a 3-D model based off standard guitar dimensions, they said that the instructors of the class helped guide each student to create their own masterpiece. However, it seems as though none of the students were able to follow exact instructions and instead veered off on their own path. Everyone wanted to change the basic design while using the high-tech material carbon fiber. If you’re in San Francisco and want to attend the same class, sign up here.
Watch the video below to get a better look for yourself. Looks like fun!