Making the next generation of creativity accessible to anyone with a 3D Printing Makerspace!

submission by Eezitec

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

EEZITEC

Organization(s) website(s):

www.eezitec.com

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

www.twitter.com/eezitec

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

www.facebook.com/eezitec

Organization(s) instagram handle(s):

EEZITEC.com

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http://eezitec.com

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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EEZITEC is an eCommerce platform & ecosystem where people can discover & learn about 3D printing, purchase 3D printers, 3D scanners, & 3D printed models.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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We'd like to build a 3D Printing makerspace & showroom so people can learn about 3D Printing, purchase 3D Printers, & use them as a service for customizable goods. We'd hold live workshops for anyone curious about 3D Printing & new technologies, & give people tangible experiences with these products. The makerspace will also allow people to use 3D Printers without buying them so they can experience the technology without making a big investment, but can buy a printer if from our showrooom.

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.

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EEZITEC is enabling people to create in new ways they've never done before through 3D printing!

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valey

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Create” metrics? (check all that apply)

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)

Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)

Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to create.

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LA will be the best place to create because it is in the intersection of a growing movement between media (Hollywood) & technology (DTLA & Silicon Beach). LA is very unique in the sense that no other city in the world is able to mesh digital content media & technology into a something synergistic & unlike any other before.

At its core, content media is the information & experiences directed towards an end-user or audience. At its core, technology means doing something better than ever before. Both content media & technology require creation & LA has all the right qualities in creating synergistic opportunities for its residents. We can personally attest to this as founders of EEZITEC have backgrounds in high-tech & digital media content creation!

We would like to create opportunities for artists, designers, & engineers by leveraging 3D printing technologies that can benefit all sides of the equation. Most recently, we completed a project with UCLA & their adaptive sports program where we were tasked to create rapid prototypes of replaceable footplates for the adaptive sports wheelchairs. We did this in the shortest deadline possible of only 3 days. Within 3 days, we measured dimensions, analyzed tolerances, & created a working prototype that was unveiled at UCLA's Angel City games. This would've been impossible through traditional manufacturing when traditional lead times require much longer times.

By enabling people of diverse backgrounds to create, we're giving them the freedom to inspire others to do the same. The technological advancements in 3D printing also continue to improve at an exponential rate.

With a makerspace, we'll provide a place for people to create, network, and learn. A place where they can bring their imaginations to life with 3D Printing. Any ideas they have for a physical product, they can create a prototype or working model through 3D Printing. By using 3D Printing, people will be able to create whatever they'd like in a tangible form, making it a perfect technology for creative endeavors.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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We evaluate our work primarily through the number of inquiries we get & how much of that translate into 3D printer sales & consulting projects. We will put a heavy focus on customer service and make sure that we ask our customers on how we can improve to make their 3D Printing experience enjoyable. We will have surveys and polls for our customers to answer so we can get a better sense on how we could improve. Also, we will make sure that our friends and colleagues in the 3D Printing industry are also giving us input on our Makerspace, so we can ensure that we provide the best education and products.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

Discussion
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This will be a great way for people to get more creative. Commercializing the 3D printers will enable artists like me to make our business run smoother.

by TheLoveStoryMJ
6 months ago

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