The GE Garages have rolled on to Houston’s Rice University campus, offering hands-on experience with laser cutters, 3D printers, and more. There are also workshops ranging from soldering to working with Autodesk software, scheduled over the next week and a half.
GE Garages is a high-tech, hands-on lab celebrating inventors and entrepreneurs, and providing you the chance to get your hands dirty and discover modern manufacturing processes.
The space is loaded with laser cutters, 3D printers, injection molders, metal inert gas welders, computer numeric control mills, and other high-tech tools. Take a break from studying to custom laser cut your laptop, mold a case for your iPhone, or help weld bike racks for campus!
The garages are located in West Lot 3 at Rice University, and are open from 2pm to 8pm daily (note: hours of operation were recently changed) from now through May 3. Visitors can pop in for playtime, or sign up for one of the workshops. The schedule of workshops can be found on the GE Garages website and the GE Garage Rice University event Facebook page. There are also lots of giveaways and special prizes each day, so be sure to stop by.