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Factory eNovaBy Factory eNova
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Factory eNovaBy Factory eNova
First created
$3,290
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
44
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 4 2014

About

***UPDATES***

With all the support from the community we've gotten to the 10% mark of our goal! Keep spreading the word and share this Kickstarter to you co-workers, friends, family, and community.

For anyone in the Southern California area, swing by our studio during our Open Houses and Demo Events this month to see an example of a UV Printer in action!

Saturday, November 15th - 11AM - 1PM
Thursday, November 20th - 7PM - 9PM
Monday, November 24th - 7PM - 9PM
Wednesday, December 3rd - 7PM - 9PM

Factory eNova is striving to become the easiest to use “maker studio” in Orange County, California. Our goal is to give artists, designers, engineers, makers, and entrepreneurs access to new equipment and the knowledge to use it.

 Factory eNova is here to enhance your projects like never before. There is no greater feeling than to create that one-of-a-kind product and being able to say, “I did this!” Factory eNova wants to give that experience to everyone. 

Factory eNova members have access to our design tools and software as well as our easy-to-use equipment that aids in bringing 3D life into 2D designs. The process is easy - simply take our introductory courses and then “make” with our equipment whenever you want. Best of all, with our pay-as-you-go option, you won't incur a fee for time that you may never use. If you are in the area, make sure to come in and check us out! You can also discover us online at factoryenova.com. See for yourself why we refer to ourselves as a “studio” instead of simply a “space”.

An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut Acrylic and Wood Letters
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut Acrylic and Wood Letters
An Example of A Member's Project: Laser Engraved Anodized Aluminum Photo
An Example of A Member's Project: Laser Engraved Anodized Aluminum Photo
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut Mat Board Dinosaurs
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut Mat Board Dinosaurs
Factory eNova has been open for over a year and houses 3 laser cutters/engravers, a 3D printer, and has a member base of nearly 300 makers. Factory eNova focuses on taking 2D images and turning them into 3D works of art for a design you can touch. Unfortunately, these images are desaturated. To enhance color in projects, we needed to find a machine that could print onto 3D objects. Now, we have done just that, and we need your help to make it happen.

Meet our founders and staff as they share our space and tell you what it is that we need Kickstarter for:
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Our $15,000 Kickstarter goal will be used to pay for our new LeF-20 UV printer, exhaust system set-up, and workstation for its use. This addition will set us apart and allow our members to express themselves in full color! Your contribution will not only directly benefit the members of our community, but all of the people that they touch through their gifts, projects, and products. We want to put an end to desaturation!

Roland LeF-20 UV printer
Roland LeF-20 UV printer

Don’t live in Southern California? No worries: help us support our movement and receive artfully  awesome items made in our very own studio or donate a membership to a Southern California “maker” in need. Who knows, your good deeds may pay off and you may find us at a location near you.

An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Engrave Metal Phone Chargers
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Engrave Metal Phone Chargers
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut and Engraved Miniature House
An Example of a Member's Project: Laser Cut and Engraved Miniature House

Rest assured, though we are running this Kickstarter to gain access to a UV printer, we are an established brick-and-mortar facility running every day to help our members make more and more of their creations through simplified processes. We believe our methods continue to improve with time and with our clear vision. Every dime goes back to our studio to make it better. “Making Made Easy” is our motto and we strive to make this more of a reality every day.

We consider ourselves a "maker studio" instead of simply a space. We go above and beyond to build in aesthetics to inspire our members and to lead by example. Our artsy, good-natured vibe is felt through the use of our lasered decorations and displays, the music we have on at all time and our amazing staff. We believe our studio is as much of a canvas as the finished pieces that leave Factory eNova. Our equipment is also quiet, safe, and easy to use so we don’t have to worry about adding stray body parts to that canvas.

You can check out our Press Release: HERE

We have more information and quotes from Vinh and Seth: HERE

Did you write a blog or an article about us? You're amazing and we love you! Send us the link and we can place your logo or banner here on our Kickstarter page!

Some Terms for Reference:

Classes: We offer an introductory course specific to each piece of equipment that must be taken to utilize that equipment.

Membership:  It's not required for the rewards included in our Kickstarter but membership offers perks such as discounts on store items and materials, access to our design station and software, and invitations to special events. 

Equipment Usage Time: The amount of purchased time to be utilized on each machine, part of our pay as you go system or pre-purchased like in this Kickstarter!

And Pledge Tiers Listed Below:

Many thanks from our founders and staff!
Many thanks from our founders and staff!

Risks and challenges

With the adoption of any new equipment or process comes installation and implementation. In order to operate this piece of equipment, we will need ductwork installed on the other side of the studio as well as an exhaust fan for fumes that the equipment emits. The studio will further thus have to be closed for a day or two in order to accomplish these upgrades.

Additionally, we will need to develop a training class (to show members how to use the equipment) and set up a process for tracking its usage. This class will include safety training and basic usage instructions, while promoting minimal wear and tear on the machine for optimal sustainability.

As this is not a new start-up but rather the expansion of an existing business, and this UV printer was the piece of equipment selected by our members through a vote, we are confident that with your help and support this project will be popularly supported.

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    PAY IT FORWARD!

    Feel good by donating to our cause and be immortalized on our website! Good Karma all around!

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    WEB CAM COVER!

    Avoid unintentional video chats or potential online spies by covering your Mac book computer camera with a SpiShutter from spishutter.com. This product was produced by a Factory eNova Member!

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    ENGRAVED BUSINESS CARD HOLDER!

    Present your business cards in style with a custom engraved leather business card holder. Customize with text or of your choice.

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    "I MAKE STUFF HAPPEN" 4GB USB DRIVE

    A UV Printed "I Make Stuff Happen" Bamboo 4GB Thumb Drive keychain to keep all of your own special files with you on the go.

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    "I MAKE STUFF HAPPEN" T-SHIRT

    Receive a Factory eNova “I Make Stuff Happen” t-shirt. Who said makers couldn't be stylish?

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    UNIQUE PERSONALIZED CERAMIC MUGS!

    Receive a pair of personalized 10 oz. ceramic mugs with your name or logo in color of your choice; black, blue, green, pink, red, white, or silver.

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    TWO UNIQUE LEATHER BREACELETS!

    Receive two “Bands of Brothers” Bracelet designs from Bandsofbrothersshop.com! This product was produced by a Factory eNova Member!

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    TWO STYLISH PERSONALIZED THERMOS!

    Receive a pair of personalized 15.2 oz laserable stainless steel "can" style travel mugs with your name or logo in color of your choice; red or black

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    FOUR AWESOME PERSONALIZED WOODEN MULTI TOOL!

    Pack of four tools personalized on single side with text to create a impressive, professional grade gift.

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    (Added-By-Demand) LASER CUTTING CLASS + 1 MONTH MEMBERSHIP + 60 MINUTES LASER USAGE

    Get this combo deal to familiarize yourself with the laser machine. 60 minutes will be enough for you to practice and create a unique item for the Gifting Season! A full month membership will allow you to get even more done!

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    UV PRINTER COURSE + T-SHIRT - EARLY BIRD

    Be the first to take the UV Printer Course and receive thirty minutes towards your first UV Printed project. And to top it all off you get a "I Make Stuff Happen" T-shirt! This great deal will be capped at 50 participants!

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    T-SHIRT & MUG COMBO

    Receive a laser-able mug with the tagline “I Make Stuff Happen” as well as a Factory eNova "I Make Stuff Happen" Shirt!

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    UV PRINTER COURSE + T-SHIRT

    Missed out on the $60 tier UV Printer Course? Well this one is unlimited! Be the first to take the UV Printer Course and receive thirty minutes towards your first UV Printed project. And to top it all off you get a "I Make Stuff Happen" Shirt!

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    ULTRA UNIQUE ALUMINUM BUSINESS CARDS! - 50 COUNT

    For all of you business-minded individuals, receive 50 custom engraved double-sided aluminum business cards with text and a logo of your choice!

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    UV PRINTER COURSE + 8 HOURS OF UV PRINTING + T-SHIRT

    Be the first to take the UV printer course and receive 8 hours of printing along with a "I Make Stuff Happen" T-shirt.

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    UV PRINTING SERVICE SAMPLE

    If you want to skip out on the course and just have us print your projects, we have this service reward available! We'll provide up to 2 hours of design consultation and a develop a custom jig. You will be able to print up to three layers onto three 20"x12" trays. NOTE: Materials intended for print on must be dropped off or shipped to our studio. Unfortunately, shipping of these items are not included in the pledge amount.

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    THE ULTIMATE LASER PACKAGE + 24 HOURS OF LASER USAGE + T-SHIRT

    Receive vouchers for all our laser introductory course, laser rotary course, Advanced Course and Corel Draw X7 basics of design and laser engraving course. Also Recieve 24 hours of laser usage along with a "I Make Stuff Happen" T-shirt.

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    UV PRINTING FOR TWO PEOPLE

    Receive the UV printer course along with 20 hours of UV printing for up to 2 people. Also receive two "I Make Stuff Happen" T-shirts

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    YOUR VERY OWN ARTIST!

    Have you ever had your very own artist make a custom creation tailored to you? Receive three 1 hour consultations from artist Tiffany Le to design a work of art to your liking, with the final piece engraved on a 24 x 18 inch premium wood canvas! This product was crafted by a Factory eNova Member!
    Check out her laser art work here http://letealeaf.prosite.com/

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    EXECUTIVE BUSINESS PACKAGE

    Customize your business with us through two 60-minute consultations to design 150 double sided business cards, an engraved leather business card holder, a custom engraved wooden notebook, and two engraved pens.

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    HOST A PRIVATE EVENT

    Have a party created just for you and up to 20 of your friends at our studio! We will tailor the laser cutting, engraving, or UV printing around a topic or project that is of interest to you and your guests.

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    UV PRINTER CORPORATE PACKAGE! UP TO FIVE PEOPLE + 110 HOURS OF UV PRINTING + T-SHIRTS

    Be the first to use the UV printer and bring your team along for the ride with 110 hours of UV printing and the UV printing introductory course for up to 5 people. Each person will also get a "I Make Stuff Happen" T-shirt.

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    ADOPT A UV PRINTER

    Feel good having provided a tool to the community that will help others jump-start their projects. Have you or your company's name and/or logo engraved or UV printed on a maximum 5" x 8" plaque attached to the brand new UV printer. The plaque will be easily seen by all of our members and guests. Limit 2.

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Funding period

- (30 days)