Featured Member

Sydney Pratte

nLITEn Tech

Sydney's Story

I am a member of the Fuse33 community because it is a space that promotes creativity, exploration and design. A place where I’m always sure to find support for my weird ideas, help where I’m stuck or a new co-conspirator to make something neat with!

I’m Sydney Pratte, a PhD candidate from UofC studying Computer Science – specifically Fashion Technology. I’m exploring how fashion technology can be used to tell stories on the runway – particularly about social justice – or control your narrative by lighting up a room when you want to. I explore how technology can augment expression through dynamic garments that bring attention to social issues and personal expression. 

Recently, my projects have been performative. I helped design and create the light-up ponchos seen at Chinook Blast and had the opportunity to help create a light-up costume for an aerialist performer at EPOQUE by Cirque de la Nuit performance. I am currently working on a fashion-tech garment I hope to see at the next Beakerhead event. 

Thanks to Fuse33, I am in this line of work. If I hadn’t been to one of their events and become a part of the Fuse community, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I love what I’m doing! Fuse33 has provided me with a place of creative development and a group of like-minded people, enabling me to do what I love, not just something that pays the bills. I think I have been able to reach a large number of people thanks to Fuse33. They have helped by hosting or contacting people to display my work. 

Fuse33 has changed my whole life’s direction. 

Fuse33 is where you can go to make cool stuff, be weird and no one will bat an eye, cause we’re all mad here.

Fuse33 provides a space for people to explore or find their passion, a place to learn a new skill and interact with people they might not normally encounter.

I am a member of the Fuse33 community because it is a space that promotes creativity, exploration and design. A place where I’m always sure to find support for my weird ideas, help where I’m stuck or a new co-conspiritor to make something neat with!

Sydney Pratte

nLITEn Tech

Share space, equipment and a wonderful community of makers

Become part of a community where creation and collaboration are the heart of everything we do. Fuse33 was conceived out of the need for artists and makers to use a space with professional-level equipment without the hug up-front cost.

Our Memberships

  • Join a community of makers and resources that can kick-start your business!
  • Get access to professional-level equipment at a fraction of the cost
  • Classes, orientations and support from all across the community

Maker

MAKER membership. 3 months commitment $210, then shift to month to month $70/mo.

  •   Access to workbench
  •   Hand Power Tools
  •   Sewing Machines
  •   Electronics
  •   3D Printers
  •   15% off Workshops
  •   50% off Laser Time

$70/Month

Maker +

MAKER PLUS membership. 3 months commitment $360, then shift to month to month $120/mo.

  •  Access to Wood & Metal Shop
  •  Access to Workbench
  •  Hand Power Tools
  •  Sewing Machines
  •  Electronics Bench
  •  3D Printers
  •  15% off Workshops
  •  50% off Laser Time 

$120/Month

MakerPro

MAKER Pro membership. 3 months commitment $480, then shift to month to month $160/mo.

  •  24/7 Access to Fuse33
  •  102L Storage Bin
  •  Temp Project Storage
  •  Access to Wood & Metal Shop
  •  Access to workbench
  •  Hand Power Tools
  •  Sewing Machines
  •  Electronics Bench
  •  3D Printers
  •  15% off Workshops
  •  50% off Laser Time 

$160/Month

All memberships require an orientation tour of the space. Book your Tour

Equipment Available

to Fuse33 Makers

Basic Equipment

Hand Tools

Hand Planers
Files
Clamps
Ratchets
Hammers
Pliers
Chisels
Screwdrivers
Etc.

Power Tools

Saws
Routers
Corded Power Drill
Nail Guns
Sanders
Glueguns
Etc.

Woodshop

SawStop Industrial Table Saw
Edge Sander
Band Saw
Jointer
Sander
Planer
Lathe
Drill Press (floor mount)

Metal Shop

MIG Welder
TIG Welder
Grinding Wheel/Disc Sander
Polishing and Deburr
Chop Saw (Cut-Off Saw)
Plasma Cutter
Horizontal Band Saw

Brake (Floor Mount)
Shear
Tube Bending Station
Air Compressor
Drill Press (Floor Mount)
High Precision Metal Lathe
30-ton Hydraulic Press

SOFT SHOPS

Electronics Lab

Measurement Tools

4x Digital multi-meters
Digital oscilloscope
Digital calipers
(several basic and premium)

Cutting and Stripping Tools

Automated wire-stripper
Wire strippers x3
Wire cutters x6
Tin snips x2
Dremel 4300 Rotary Tool
with 64 attachments
for grinding, sanding, polishing,
etc. (including Flex Shaft)
Utility knives
X-Acto knives

Soldering and Desoldering Tools

4x Hakko FX-888D soldering irons with precision tips
Full-size industrial desoldering vacuum tool
Solder wick
0.032″ (21 gauge) Sn63/Pb37 RMA soldering wire and a variety ofunleaded and no-clean gauges.

Safety

Safety glasses
Breathing masks for grinding/painting
Grounded wrist straps

Magnification

USB Microscope
Magnification lamp

Power Supplies

 

Variable voltage and current limited power supply
12v, 5v, 3.3v, -12v fixed output power supply.

Screwdriving

Full precision screwdriver set x2
Insulated (1000 volt) screwdriver set

Tweezers

Full set of precision non-magnetic, anti-static,
ESD-safe tweezers (flat-head, curved, bent and standard).

Vices

Panavise Standard
Panavise Junior
Third hand with adjustable, articulating holding arms
(a joy to use)

For more, please come on down to the shop and check out our electronics lab.
You also have full access to all the tools in our main Tool Crib!

Sewing Shop

4x Bernina 330 sewing machines

The 3 Series from BERNINA is high on both style and function. The B 330 offers a wide variety of stitches, from the practical to the decorative. Its ergonomic features are designed to make your sewing easier and its portable size allows you to take it with you wherever your sewing leads you.

 

3x Industrial Sewing Machines

1x PRS100 Brother Embroidery machine

The Persona PRS100 is the most versatile, single needle embroidery machine that can do sew much more! Its tubular free arm configuration gives you the flexibility and ease to embroider difficult to reach areas all while reducing fabric tangles. Persona advances your creativity with key features such as anytime bobbin access, large embroidery area, free arm embroidery & Droplight™ Embroidery Positioning Marker.

Software Library

We have a top of the line computer workstation along with the software you need to render and finish your projects, including:

The full Adobe Creative Cloud including

Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Audition
Adobe After Effects
Lightroom
etc.

Sketchup
Fusion360
Slic3r
MeshMixer
Fritzing

We will be adding software as it’s demanded, so please
let us know if there is anything else you need.

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT

Laser Cutters

Full Spectrum Laser P-Series 36″x24″ (Full Spectrum Laser P-Series 36″x24″ Certification)
Bodor BCL1325BM 48″x98″ Laser Cutter

CNC

40″x40″ (1000mm x 1000mm) 3 Axis CNC Router

3D Printers

4x da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (FREE to use for all members after taking our XYZ Davinci Jr 3D Printer Certification)
Wanhao Duplicator i3 (upgraded for increased versatility and use with exotic filaments such as carbon fiber, stainless steel, and other composites)
TEVO Little Monster
TEVO Black Widow
Formlabs Form 2