It’s been quite the year here at Voodoo Manufacturing. Over the past 12 months we’ve doubled our office and factory space, grown from a team of four founders to seventeen full-time employees, and have partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands including Microsoft and Viacom. Not too shabby for just one year, right?
So when deciding on how best to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, we knew there was only one option that felt right: bringing back Filament Jam.
Last year, our public launch was marked by the first of what has now become the annual Voodoo Filament Jam party. While “filament jam” typically refers to the failure of plastic filament to feed through a 3D printer’s nozzle, we noticed that the term had a nice ring to it, and joked that it could pass for the name of a music festival or show. Thus, Filament Jam was born.
For a quick (and we mean quick) recap of the party, you can watch the time-lapse video below. Keep reading on to hear about the party’s 3D printed portraits, an unconventional yet awesome Drake cover, and the delicious elixir that we may-or-may-not have dubbed “VooJuice.”
Scan-A-Rama Was an H-I-T
Undoubtedly, one of the night’s biggest hits was The Great Fredini’s Scan-A-Rama, pictured below. There was an impressive line throughout the entire night of guests waiting to have their heads scanned into 3D models. In all, over 100 people were scanned by The Great Fredini. In the coming weeks, we’ll be printing these 3D portraits and mailing them directly to their real-life counterparts.
Part art installation, part functional beverage dispenser, the strobelight juicer was a central focus of this year’s Filament Jam. Adjacent to the bar, guests were encouraged to grab a cup of ice and place it under the juicer‘s spout, then watch in awe as their cup filled while the liquid appeared to levitate upward.
What exactly was the liquid, you ask? Let’s just say the jury is still out on the name “VooJuice.”
Quite the Covers
True to its name, Filament Jam would not have been complete without the “jam,” and High and Mighty Brass Band definitely came to jam. The band, consisting of nine incredibly talented musicians, treated everyone to an amazing, high-energy set that included crowd favorites like Drake’s “One Dance” and Ginuwine’s “Pony.”
The inaugural Filament Jam featured a dazzling 3D printer light show, and this year’s event was no different. Our software team programmed all 160+ of our 3D printers to change color in unison, providing the perfect party backdrop throughout the night.
Last, But Certainly Not Least
We have to give a special sponsor shout out to Sixpoint Brewery, for the delicious beer selection, and to the Curb app, for making sure everyone got home safe with discounted taxi rides.
Lastly, we want to thank everyone who came out to Filament Jam 2016, the night wouldn’t have been as fun-filled had you not been there. We were lucky to have nearly five times as many people come out to the Voodoo HQ and celebrate with us — a testament to our growth over the past year, and loving community of customers, partners, friends, employees, and investors,. With that said, here are a few of our favorite shots of the people who made the night such a blast.
See you at Filament Jam 2017, VooJuice and all.