I’ve never really liked the phrase “all good things must come to an end.” I don’t always find it necessarily true, though I’m sure I can be proven wrong. Unfortunately, in this case, I was – the great experiment that was Dayton, Ohio’s own 3D printing bar and electronics makerspace, Proto BuildBar, has sadly come to an end.
I was on site at Proto on the afternoon of December 21st to witness its final hour of business, and to speak with General Manager Alex Todd about what happened and what’s coming next.
Proto first opened its doors back in 2014. Located in the heart of downtown Dayton, near the city’s Class A minor league baseball field and offering a convenient and free parking lot, the unique business was part electronics and 3D printing makerspace and part cafe/bar. Boasting a fitting slogan of “Print, Drink, Make,” Proto was developed […]
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