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

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

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

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.