‘Teslas and toilet paper’: The Fab Lab kicks off new tech series tonight, April 23

Image courtesy of the Lakeshore Fab Lab

The Lakeshore Fab Lab, a downtown Muskegon technological and entrepreneurial hub, is kicking off a new “Tech Talk” series tonight, April 23, at 6pm—and the virtual event gets going with a topic on everyone’s mind: toilet paper.

The series’ first episode, titled “Teslas and Toilet Paper,” will feature Fab Lab member Karl Bloss on how he has used 3D printing to make parts for his Tesla and how he’s now using the technology to help his toilet paper supply last as a shortage persists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A recent retiree from the chemicals industry, Bloss is “in the process of cultivating new passions, especially related to electric vehicles and sustainable living,” he writes on his website.

Thursday’s episode will be held on Zoom; click here to join the meeting. The event is free and open to the public. The “Tech Talk” series will be held on a bi-weekly basis and will tackle a wide range of topics pertaining to science and technology.

Supported and managed by Muskegon Community College, the Lakeshore Fab Lab is a relatively new entrepreneurial hub that gives children and adults access to more than a half-million dollars’ worth of equipment for everything from laser etching and 3D printing to metal milling and robotics.

While the lab is currently closed due to Covid-19, its members have continued to use their tech skills to make face masks and face shields for healthcare workers, first responders and others.

For more information about tonight’s event, please click here. For more information about Fab Lab happenings or to connect with the Fab Lab, click here to follow them on social media.

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