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Pop-Up LED Valentines w/ Colette Fu

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Pop-Up Valentines w/ Colette Fu

Saturday Feb. 1 | 1-4pm | $30
Department of Making + Doing on 3711 Market St.

Sign up HERE

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.

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High-Speed Photography with Arduino

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What do you get when you mix an arduino, strobes, cameras and martinis?   High-speed photography at it's best!

We will be doing unspeakable things with martinis and condiments. Our theme? (in our best James Bond accent) Martini, shaken, not stirred. 

Bring your raincoat. There is a good chance that you will get splashed!

We will spend an hour going over everything involved with making an arduino timer. Then, we'll spend a couple of hours making fun photos. Any camera with manual focus, exposure and aperture will work. Some of the Canon powershot series can be hacked to do this as well. Bring your tripod, cable release and your... "Did you want that martini to go?" attitude...

We will be sharing our arduino/flash rig but you will also learn how to recreate it on your own!

Choose from 3 separate sessions:

  • Tuesday 3/11/2014, 6-9PM
  • Wednesday 3/12/2014, 6-9PM
  • Thursday 3/13/2014, 6-9PM

Open to the public. Special rates for NextFab members! SIGN UP HERE

Taught by Scott Carter. Explorer, Adventurer and Photographer, "Capn Scott" has done extensive underwater photography and supported photographers underwater, from National Geographic to Smithsonian Tropical.

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Introduction to Industrial Design with Peter Bressler

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Join us for our industrial design course at NextFab with renowned industrial designer, Peter Bressler!

This 4-part course is an introduction to industrial design that will take you through the entire design process, including: research, feature analysis, need identification, ideation, concept sketching, modeling, prototyping, critique, and refinement.

Participants will design a new coat hook using an iterative process, while considering the goals of functionality, usability, aesthetics, ease of installation and manufacture.

July 15th : Introduction to industrial design, coat hanger project, ideation, product research, feature analysis, design criteria, concept sketching

July 22nd : Concept presentation, rough manual modeling, 2D and 3D design, prototype production

July 29th: Analysis, critique, correction, refinement, finishing

August 5th: Final presentation and critique

*This course is limited to 10 people, members only. Not a member? Select the "Admission + 3 Month Membership" ticket and receieve a 3 month membership to NextFab Studio as well as admission to Peter Bressler's course (a $937 value)!*