FUZE: Craft Lake City DIY Engineer

FUZE: Craft Lake City DIY Engineer
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When Kristy Sevy’s eldest daughter took an interest in all things STEM, Sevy tried to find learning products that would enable her to engage her daughter in the subjects she loves. Sevy and her brother, Kyle Muir, decided that they would do something about this lack of approachable electronics education platforms for children. … read more

Spirited Practice: Craft Lake City DIY Engineer

Spirited Practice: Craft Lake City DIY Engineer
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Jacqueline Morasco will concoct products for the home out of ingredients you’ll recognize. Everyday items such as vinegar, fruits, flowers, herbs, beeswax and baking soda become bathroom cleaner, goo be gone, salt scrub, lip balm and more. … read more

Civic Day of Hacking 06.01

Civic Day of Hacking 06.01
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In a back office at the Leonardo, Open SLC, a group of individuals who believe all public record should be available in human and machine readable format, gathered ready to solve problems for our city.  … read more

Sumo Bots: Robot Fanatics Unite

Sumo Bots: Robot Fanatics Unite
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Whether you’ll admit it or not, you’ve walked the city wondering why giant robots aren’t pouring out of alleyways battling to save the galaxy. Sumo Bots at Craft Lake City DIY Festival are giving you the opportunity to witness this on the miniature scale. Contestants who have constructed their own miniature monsters will drop them in a ring with the goal of pushing the enemy out of the circle, for all of the cyber glory this city has to offer. … read more

Bright Lights, Salty City

Bright Lights, Salty City
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Some days, biking on busy streets is fucking miserable: being constantly screamed at, cursed at, called a faggot and, on some occasions, being pelted with half-eaten food. To many drivers, bike commuters are an infuriating nuisance, and are certainly not taken seriously. It is hard to have a commanding presence on the road on your 25-pound Univega when two-ton cars are flying past you, forcing you onto the shoulder. Nighttime can be even worse—establishing a presence is a pretty tough task with two puny, blinking LEDs. LED By LITE started with this conundrum in mind, their goal being to establish and emphasize a rider’s presence on the road.  … read more

Designing Behind the Scenes

Designing Behind the Scenes
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In the event of the designers of the world suddenly disappearing, what would things look like? How would they work? Everyday items, like phones, toasters and bathmats, which we all unassumingly use daily, would cease to exist in the user-friendly and attractive nature that we currently enjoy them. This is where Salt Lake Design Week comes in: to show us what it actually takes to design a building, snowboard or bathmat.    … read more

Craft Lake City Artisan Profiles

Craft Lake City Artisan Profiles
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In preparation for the 6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, SLUG sat down with seven wildly different artisans. On Aug. 8 and 9, join us in celebrating these and many other artists at The Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City for Craft Lake City’s DIY Fest. … read more