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NextFabulous Show&Tell

NextFabulous Show&Tell

This is a great opportunity for local designers, inventors, artists, Etsyists, and anyone who likes to MAKE things. Bring your project, finished or unfinished, share your concept and thoughts with fellow makers in town! Come meet the special guests (local shop owners, buyers, curators, etc...) who will be able to share their insights: show off your work and get connected!!

This event is open to the public and anyone with/without a project is welcome to attend!

Have a project to present? Please RSVP by September 1st to

Featured Designer / Artists

Miguel Antonio Horn will be talking about his studio, Traction Company and how his experience at NextFab has shaped some of his latest work. He will be talking about how different technologies at NextFab were used for creative publicity at the exhibitions over the past couple years. He will bring in one or two artworks as well. 

Bevan Weissman will be presenting about a project he has been working on called "Culture Tap".  

Culture Tap is a series of interactive kiosks activated by the "Charlie Card," Boston's RFID subway pass.  When people tap their cards they'll be rewarded with a unique audio story about the neighborhood, or with a light show depending on the time of day.

Laureen Griffin will be talking about designing light fixtures and laser cut lampshades. She will bring in the lamp she designed and built back in the fall of 2010 as part of her NextFab Studio Residency. 

Also, Laureen will be talking about her experience designing on her iPad using apps iDraw and Procreate. Procreate to sketch and iDraw for creating vector patterns for laser cutting.  Simple designs can be used for creating lampshades, mylar stencils, etc. 

and YOU!

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Makerfaire NYC 2013 Road trip

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If you were thinking about heading up to NYC for MakerFaire 2013 this is your chance.

Join NextFab on Saturday, September 21st, for an action packed day of DIY/Maker Community interaction.

A fully equipped chartered bus will leave NextFab, 2025 Washington Ave, at 8am with return departure from NYC at 7pm. Taking a bus is an easy and affordable way to get to NYC and a great opportunity to interact with local makers.

As always this year’s MakerFaire NYC event will host a number of awesome interactive exhibits and presentations. Check out the day’s schedule at MakerFaire NYC 2013 schedule. The event will also feature some of the maker community’s most innovative minds. A full list can be found at MakerFaire Meet The Makers.

Ticket price is only $50/member and $75/non-member. The price includes transportation and admission ticket to MakerFaire 2013.

This event is open to the general maker community.

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SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT Instructables + Lumi

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Lumi and Instructables are the creative forces behind our next September Build Night to be hosted at NextFab Studio on Sunday, September 22nd at 12pm. This month’s build will focus on the revolutionary Lumi DIY alternative to screen printing which utilizes photographic print dyes on textiles and natural materials.

Unlike traditional screenprinting, which can be messy and impractical for prototyping, Lumi’s process of harnessing the power of the sun to activate a photo-dye allows designers to make professional style prints on natural fabrics without costly tooling. At the event we will learn more about this process and make customized t-shirts by utilizing these fabrication tools.


(1) Print Fabric with Light Kit
(1) 16 oz bottle of Inkodye
(1) Inkodye


The event is free of charge and open to the public.  Space is limited, so register today!

What to bring:

  • a 100% cotton t-shirt to print on. If you prefer to print on something other than a cotton t-shirt please feel free to bring an object of natural absorbent fiber such as cotton, linen, raw silk, jute, hemp, burlap, wool, suede, or even raw leather.  
  • A photo or design (a .jpeg file) you'd like to transfer to the fabric.

Here are some links for more information and ideas on this innovative fabrication process to help get you in the mood for the build night:

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Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. In return, the participating organizasions will work with attendies to create step-by-step instructions to be posted on Instrucatables website.

We are very excited to see a lot of you, textile and screen printing lovers, at this event.

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