Contest provides exclusive opportunity to be the central nervous system for burgeoning Maker community


MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – July 23, 2015

Dremel®, the brand trusted by Makers, tinkers, artists and hobbyists for more than 80 years, is bringing users inside with the launch of its first-ever Maker in Residence program. While the Dremel brand continues to play an integral role in the worlds of art and ingenuity by putting its tools in the hands of brilliant Makers, it's also acting as a social catalyst for the Maker movement.


The Dremel Maker in Residence program will open the application process with a contest that launches July 23 and runs through Aug. 25. Makers who embody the passion, enthusiasm and expertise in do-it-yourself projects are being invited to apply for a chance to win coveted Dremel tools, as well as a unique opportunity to collaborate directly with the Dremel brand. The prize pack of tools is valued at $5,000 and includes the Dremel 3D Idea Builder™ and Sprout by HP, an intuitive new computing experience.


The first cycle of Dremel Maker in Residence program winners will each be honored as a Chief Maker, a title unique to these new residents, and will be officially announced at the World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 26."Makers have amazing stories," said John Kavanagh, president of Dremel, "Since 1932, we've learned from them through simple observations of their craft. As we expand our product portfolio and make capabilities like 3D printing more accessible, we're proud to bring these talented people into the Dremel brand in a way that will help foster a very hands-on way of life."

From helping to create project tutorials, spotting standout work products, honoring fellow Makers and even assisting with new product development initiatives for the Dremel brand, the Maker in Residence contest gives entrants an exclusive opportunity to personally recognize and inspire their peers while elevating the many sides of making.

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About Dremel Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping makers with its full line of versatile tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool or the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility, with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications on a variety of materials.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Dremel celebrates 82 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering Makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.