The Dremel Brand Steps up Its Reputation as the Brand for Makers at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 15-17

Dremel, AutoDesk and HP to showcase how project ideas become a reality

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 11, 2015 — The Dremel brand will build on its longstanding history of collaboration with the Maker community at Maker Faire Bay Area by putting its newest tools in their hands and digging deeper to learn what motivates their creative process.

“Every Maker has a story,” said John Kavanagh, president of Dremel. “As a brand, we learn from these end users every day and challenge ourselves to make each project experience more efficient and more rewarding than the last. What better way to shine a spotlight on their work than at ‘The Greatest Show & Tell on Earth.’”

Autodesk , HP, and the Dremel brand will showcase their products and bring a number of end-to-end solutions to life at Maker Faire. Autodesk, the Dremel brand’s 3D software partner, will feature their Tinkerplay app at Dremel booth (booth 1429) and show off the Dremel 3D Idea Builder in their space outside Zone 10 near the East gate. Sprout by HP, a new immersive computing platform, will enable event attendees to project their selfies onto wood. They can apply the finishing touches with Dremel tools by etching into the traced outline. Maker Faire attendees must start at the HP booth (Booth #2151 in the main Expo Hall) and then visit the Dremel booth to complete their project.

The Dremel brand will also extend its recent “ Why I Make” video project at Maker Faire, capturing the passion and inspiration that propels new projects forward and transforms ideas into reality. Interactive work stations designed around personalization and customization will include direct access to the latest Dremel tools, including the Dremel 3D Idea Builder (new 3D printer).

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder launched last fall with a suite of ongoing inspiration, design tools and support. Since then, the Dremel team has worked to make 3D printing accessible to a thriving Maker community and expose new generations to hands-on opportunities to merge the digital world with the physical. Dremel will host two separate 3D Idea Builder giveaways at Maker Faire.

“Today, if you can imagine something, you can make it,” Kavanagh said. “Like a rotary tool, 3D printing is really a conduit to something much greater – creative expression and customization. Our job is simple: get the right tools in the right hands. What people do with them – the unmet needs they identify and solve for every day – that’s the fascinating part. We’re looking forward to learning more about our users’ motivations at Maker Faire, and then giving them access to tools and partnerships that bring those ideas to life.”

Dremel activities at Maker Faire (Booth 1429) include:

  • “Why I Make” – Dremel will be capturing Makers’ video testimonials addressing the question, “Why do you make?”
  • Hands-on interaction with Dremel tools – The Dremel booth at San Mateo Event Center will host activities for Makers of all ages. Young Makers will have the opportunity to make Micro derby cars using blocks of wood shaped by the Dremel Moto-Saw and wheels 3D printed on the Dremel 3D Idea Builder. Attendees can also personalize their own leather bracelets using Dremel rotary tools.
  • Two Dremel 3D Idea Builder printer giveaways – Maker Faire attendees who visit Dremel have two opportunities to win the 3D printer valued at $999:
    • Snap a selfie at the Dremel photo booth and share with the hashtag #DremelMaker.
    • Answer a few survey questions (via iPad) about tool usage and preference.

About Dremel

Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping makers with its full line of versatile tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool or the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility, with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications on a variety of materials.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, IL, Dremel celebrates 82 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.

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