ASU Chandler Innovation Center and TechShop Chandler

On January 17, Arizona State University, TechShop and the City of Chandler celebrated the grand opening of the ASU Chandler Innovation Center and TechShop Chandler. The makerspace is the first-of-its-kind partnership between TechShop and a university.

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  1. TechShop, a membership-based DIY workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, opened its 7th location in downtown Chandler in partnership with Arizona State University.

    The City of Chandler welcomed the ASU Sun Devils to downtown Chandler with an ASU Pitchfork flying high on the city building. 
  2. Several media guests attended the event to help promote the growth and commitment ASU, TechShop and the City of Chandler have to the community of makers, DIYers, innovators, inventors and doers. 
  3. ASU President Dr. Michael M. Crow kicked-off the ceremony by welcoming the more than 200 guests gathered at the event. 
  4. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny proclaimed January 17 as Maker Movement Day in Chandler. 
  5. In a ribbon cutting like no other, the team took to the steel ribbon with a plasma cutter in true DIY style. 
  6. Then it was on to tour the new facility and see what kind of projects are possible at TechShop
  7. Geoff Notkin, host of STEM Journals on Cox 7 checked out a cool Star Wars ship that was made on the 3D printer.
  8. The event garnered a lot of media buzz, illustrating the enterprises' commitment to innovation in the East Valley. Click on the READ NEXT PAGE button below to see the media clips.