For those who are interested in bringing their creative ideas to life, a new Kansas City-based startup company is helping you do just that.
Introducing Hammerspace; a hobby workshop that aims to introduce new technologies to everyday people while offering them the tools and advice they need to complete various projects.
Hammerspace owner Dave Dalton refers to the company as a “Gym to exercise your creativity.” Much like a gym has trainers available to help you with your workouts, at Hammerspace there are trainers available to provide help and mentoring services for creative projects. Members of Hammerspace also have the chance to gain hands-on experience with 3D printing technology by printing their own ideas on one of the company’s 3D printers.
Dave Dalton says that he doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t make – or break – things. At a young age, his grandfather and father both taught him to appreciate good design. At age 15, Dave started silversmithing, and moved on to blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and bronze casting at 19. He then went on to design, invent, and build a wide range of different products.
“I have rebuilt engines and designed and built factory robotics. I’ve built antler catapults and paper rocket launchers. I have built animated zombies and alien robots. I am the creator of many tentacled monstrosities and electromagnetic crane game,” Dave says.
When 3D printing entered the scene, naturally, Dave was drawn to the technology. But he didn’t want to hold back what he had learned, and decided to start a place where he could share some of that knowledge and experience. Hammerspace was founded on these ideas, with the idea of helping people complete their projects, helping them to build that thing that they’ve always wanted to.
Hammerspace is a community of makers and inventors. It’s a place where anyone can go to learn about 3D printing technology, or simply 3D print an object or a missing piece that’s needed for a project. The members welcome questions and are happy to help others with any aspect of the creation process.
The people of Hammerspace plan to be at the Union Station’s Maker Faire June 28-29, so if you are in the area, be sure to stop by.