Waste plastics to composting toilets: UW students win big with 3-D printer concept

A group of University of Washington students have won first prize in the 3D4D Challenge, earning $100,000 for a giant 3-D printer device that transforms waste plastics into low-cost, lightweight and energy efficient toilets. The machines also are designed to work in conjunction with rainwater barrels, bypassing traditional plumbing methods which often lead to leaks… Read More


A playground for geeks: Nike vet to open 10,000-square-foot maker space in Seattle

Calling all geeks, nerds, designers, makers and anyone else whose ever wanted to build something cool: MakerHaus is coming to Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. What’s MakerHaus? It’s kind of a geek paradise. The 10,000-square-foot renovated industrial design space will include educational programs where members can take classes on topics such as Intro to Rhino 3D CAD; Getting… Read More