The dream behind Mebotics LLC began in 2009 when four friends met at a makerspace in Somerville, MA. One of them, Calvin, was wrestling with an issue common to many do-it-yourselfers: When he got home from his day job, he went to work on his projects in the living room of his small apartment. The noise and the mess was a point of contention with girlfriend, Jamie. After some spirited conversations with the group, the concept for the Microfactory was born. While all four members come from different backgrounds and have diverse skills – Judah is an industrial designer by trade who started a CNC router table company, Jeremy is a biomedical engineer turned product developer, Calvin is a network architect who moonlights as a jeweler and Edison is a network architect who used to weld in the oil industry – they are all, first and foremost, die-hard, hands-on, makers. The Microfactory is the culmination of a cumulative 68 years of experience building things, using the lessons gleaned from working with and rebuilding both industrial and hobbyist machines.