Makers of all ages can get creative and make 3D objects at Proto Build Bar. Photo submitted by Proto BuildBar
Photo: HANDOUT
Photo: HANDOUT

Proto Build Bar marks 5th anniversary with 3D printing and draft beer specials

Proto Build Bar — a combination 3D printing shop, bar and coffee shop — is marking its fifth anniversary.

The build bar will host a special evening to celebrate Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to midnight with half off 3-D printing, draft specials, video and board game activities and more.

Proto Build Bar will mark its fifth anniversary Saturday, Nov. 2. . Photo submitted by Proto BuildBar
Photo: HANDOUT

Proto Build Bar, 534 E. First St. in Dayton, opened in 2014 near Fifth Third Field as a place where people could get creative and build hands-on projects — but with a twist.

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Patrons can sip drinks from a coffee bar or from a selection of craft beers and wine while taking part in workshops available in 3D printing, soldering and more.

A menu of snacks, fresh pastries and individual pizzas help keep creativity flowing.

A wall of 3D printers and a selection of filament in rainbow colors is available for visitors to create 3D models from an online selection or a file of your own creation.

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Proto Build Bar will mark its fifth anniversary Nov. 2, 2019. Photo submitted by Proto Build Bar
Photo: HANDOUT

Visitors of all ages can take a seat at any of the eight “maker benches” stocked with digital solder stations, laptops and small electronic hand tools to begin the process of making or fixing something. 

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Staff is on hand to assist novices and experts with creative projects.

More information about Proto Build Bar can be found on their website.

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