NextFab has been invited by DuPont to participate in a unique collaboration to develop new applications for their Surlyn® polymer. Surlyn® is used for its toughness, scratch resistance, and optical clarity in golf balls, building materials, winter sporting goods, and luxury perfume bottles. DuPont has selected NextFab for this partnership because of the exceptional combined capabilities of our staff, our 350-strong community of innovators, and our facilities. The incentives for our participation include recognition from DuPont and a significant financial stake for NextFab and community participants in DuPont's Surlyn® resin sales for any successfully commercialized large-scale applications we identify together.
If you are interested in dreaming up new applications, doing market research, material and process experimentation and product prototyping, and everything else necessary to prove the value of a new application, we invite you to our Information Session on Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm to learn more about Surlyn®, the project plan, and the incentives.
Please RSVP below.
Saturday Feb. 1 | 1-4pm | $30
Department of Making + Doing on 3711 Market St.
Come learn from one of the best. Internationally recognized artist Colette Fu will be teaching a one-day class where you can create your own interactive, pop-up valentine. Ms. Fu will guide you through the basics of cutting and folding pop-up cards which you can then customize with LEDs and other electronics for a one-of-a-kind card for that special someone.
All material costs are covered in the cost of the ticket. Family friendly and open to all. No experience needed. Free Parking behind 3711 Market St.
Free parking is available on the day of the event in the Science Center parking lot located in the back of 3711 off of Filbert St. Drive in, take a ticket and park. When you get to DM+D ask us about chaser tickets that can be used to exit free of charge. Plenty of street parking too.
Colette Fu makes pop-up books from her photographs. She received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and soon after began an obsession with constructing pop-up books. Colette has designed pop-ups for award winning stop motion animation commercials and has freelanced for clients such as Vogue China, Canon Asia and Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, the West Collection and many private and rare archive collections. She has received numerous awards including those from Fulbright, the Independence Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation and the Society for Photographic Education. A passionate educator, Colette teaches pop-up courses and community workshops with marginalized populations at various art centers, universities and institutions internationally.
This 6 session course is intended for beginners and covers the basics of website creation and design. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities in each class, students will learn the skills necessary to complete a personal portfolio website, which will serve as the final project for the class. No prior knowledge of web development or HTML is required.
Topics covered will include:
March 17th: Web basics, introduction to HTML, creating our first webpage
March 19th: Common HTML tags, intro to CSS, FTP basics
March 24th: Creating multiple page websites, CSS fundamentals, introduction to portfolio project
March 26th: Intermediate HTML & CSS, introduction to debugging tools
April 2nd: Final presentation and critique
Please bring a laptop for use during class (Windows, Apple, or Linux). Contact us if you need to borrow a laptop. This course is limited to 8 people.
Mark Neuburger is a web designer and developer who has been creating websites for a variety of clients for over 11 years. He has most recently worked as a contractor on several public sector health websites, including medicare.gov and healthcare.gov, providing services as a web programmer and accessibility consultant.