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Here at Fox.Build we are all about finding creative ways to do things.¬†Aditya Bawankule created this light up homecoming poster to ask someone to go to the dance with him, but it only works if you say “You light up my day, will you go to homecoming with me?” She […]

LED Matrix Homecoming Sign


Hey all, this is just a short post to talk about my project. My wife is a geologist. She has a rock collection that we wanted to display. We hit up Goodwill and found two curio cabinets that were nice but could be made pretty spectacular. BUT I know nuthin’ […]

Light It Up


Fox.Build met some young robot builders today. The robotics group Got Robot? stopped by today to show us their latest creation and talk all things tech, robots, and creativity. Check out everything they’re doing at gotrobot.us  

Got Robot? We Know Who Does!



Graciously donated by Bosch, the Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder is the newest addition to the family of equipment at Fox.Build Makerspace. It was welcomed with open arms and wide eyes. Complemented by other machines like the laser cutter and X-Carve, the 3D printer opens up a whole new world of […]

3D Printer: Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder


A lot has been happening at the Fox.Build makerspace. We have new workstations with pegboard for hanging tools and supplies; small cubby lockers for storing smaller things; and there are now four-drawer filing cabinets for storage of larger projects or items. We’ve also put the X-Carve to work creating our […]

New Workspaces, New Sign


The X-Carve CNC Router is set up and operational. We have a video of the initial test which you can view below or on our YouTube Channel.

X-Carve Is Operational!



This week completes our first month as Fox Valley’s only makerspace. Aside from adding four new members in a two-week period, we were also lucky enough to host the Fox Valley Girl’s Coding Club. The club empowers girls to learn IT skills and solve the industry’s long-standing diversity problem. We’re […]

Welcome, Fox Valley Girls Coding Club!


Happy weekend, Fox Valley! Yesterday was our monthly “First Friday Happy Hour”. We had a good turn out and even grew our membership. Welcome to the community, Danny and Paul! Aside from continuing the X-Carve build, we were also given a sneak peek at (new member) Paul’s (http://gemhunt.com/) coin sorter […]

Computer Vision, Beer Friday, New Members


It’s been a busy first month for us here at Fox.Build. We’ve already recruited our first seven members and look forward to more growth on the road ahead. Part of that growth also includes adding new hardware to the shop. After a slight shipping delay, our stepper motors have finally […]

X-Carve Construction Continues