Ross Cohen loves technology; he studied at the New York Institute of Technology, founded his own web design company, and even opened InvenDesign to work exclusively with 3-D printers. But there's something that fascinates him even more than circuitry. He started InvenDesign as a celebration of his own "young entrepreneurial spirit," and to help others explore their own. He uses 3-D printing technology to create product prototypes, artwork, and other, more esoteric designs for clients. But you don't need to be a technophile to reap the benefits?he also teaches people how to use the technology through classes. The classes explore the techniques used to adapt other media and transform them into 3-D printed objects, allowing customers to scan in favorite photographs or cartoon characters run over by a steam roller before printing out a fully 3-D version. Students also learn how to create original 3-D models on the computer, which can then be printed to create toys and tools.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: 3D Printed Items
Pro Tip: Have an open mind
Good for Kids: Yes
"Coach" Tim Lynch, the owner of Maxability Sports & CrossFit, still remembers his first coaching gig: teaching a neighbor's daughter how to shoot a basketball as an eighth grader. Today?one exercise science degree and several fitness certifications later?he has moved on to coach CrossFit's workout of the day, a continually changing series of functional exercises such as squats and pull-ups. To help out, Lynch has brought aboard an experienced team of coaches, many of who are fellow CrossFit Level 1-certified coaches like him. For folks new to CrossFit, Maxability schedules instructional CrossFit OnRamp classes that ease people into the rigorous workouts.