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August NextFabulous Social

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Join NextFab for the last Social of the Summer!

Sure, Autumn doesn't officially begin until September 22nd but as far as we are concerned summer ends on Labor Day. So what better way to say so goodbye to this long, lazy season then by spending an evening outdoors!

This month's social will be taking place at Morgan's Pier, a lovely bar that sits on the Delaware River in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Come spend an evening with the rest of the NextFab community under the stars. 

**Please note: NextFab will be closing at 6pm for this event. 

This event is open to all. You can register below. 

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Build your tap handle by hand!

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Designers, engineers and beer lovers!

Thinking of participating in the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown competition, but need to brush up your prototyping skills? Have a great idea, but no access to tools, or space to make it real? Want a little help from a skilled fabricator? This might be exactly what you are looking for...

NextFab proudly announces "Build your tap handle by hand!" workshop. It will take place on Saturday the 17th of August at 3pm.

Prepare to use your very own hands, foam, rasps, craft knives, putty, sandpaper and desire to get dirty!

We will provide:

  • Foam bricks for carving

  • mounting hardware for your tap handle (to attach it to a tap)

  • woodworking hand tools

  • plenty of space in our fully equipped wood shop

  • Instructor’s help

We’ll help you get through shaping, installing the hardware, puttying, and sanding, and tips on painting.  You can paint and apply the secret mojo when you get home!

Limit is 12 people. Admission is $5.

For the glory!

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August Build Night sponsored by Instructables + Jameco

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For NextFab's August Build night, Instructables is partnering with Jameco, a leading electronic components distributor. At the event we will build projects using parts from a Jameco electronics kit that includes:

  • Standard Timer Single 8-Pin 555 Chip (10)
  • Resistor Assortment, 540 pieces (1)
  • Breadboard 3.25x2.125 (4)
  • Battery Snap, 6 inch (4)
  • Battery, Super Alkaline, 9V (4)
  • Grab Bag of Electronics Components (1)
  • LED Grab Bag - assorted colors and shapes (2)
Don't have any ideas yet? How about a bicycle turn signal, an LED "paint brush", or an optical Theramin? Take a look at the links below for inspiration, and bring some extra parts in case we don't have exactly what your favorite project requires:
You are also welcome to bring your current electronics projects and continue working on them — show and tell is warmly encouraged!
NOTE: This workshop is geared toward adults, but you are more than welcome bring a sidekick or two. Our staff member will be on hand to answer electronics questions if you get stuck!
Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world.
This event is FREE but registration is required. Jameco electronics kits will be provided.
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Leatherworking 101

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We are very excited to bring the age-old craft of leatherworking to NextFab.

This introductory workshop will expose participants to a variety of basic leatherworking tools and techniques and give them a solid base for further exploration of this craft. The first session of this workshop will primarily deal with leather preparation, tooling, lacing, and finishing through brief lectures and demonstrations. In the second session partcipants will be able to choose and complete one of two leather projects from start to finish and take home what they create.

Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of techniques including: pattern transfer, pattern carving and pattern stamping.

After the demo portion of the class, class members will have the opportunity to try their hand at carving, stamping, stitching, and finishing by completing either a traditional coin purse or money clip project. 

The coin purse project features a simple yet classic flower design on the back of the piece that will be brought to life with the carving and stamping techniques learned in class. It also features a traditional whip-stitch patten around the perimeter of the piece and a custom monogram on the front of the piece. All in all, students who choose this project will walk away from the workshop with a personalized, stylish, and fully functional coin purse that securely snaps closed to keep coins in place. 
The money clip project features a more complex vine and flower design on the front of the piece that will have quite a bit of depth and visual interest after carving and stamping. In addition, this project calls for a classic straight stitch around the perimeter of the piece. All in all, students who choose this project will walk away from the workshop with an attractive money clip that utilizes magnets to keep bills secure. 

This workshop will run 3-4 hours in total. The first hour will be dedicated to discussing the carving and stamping tools included in the leather working kits with short follow-along demos. The following 2-3 hours will be dedicated to completing one of the featured projects. When the workshop is complete, students will get to keep their leather working kits from the class, and will have the opportunity to complete 3 other projects included in the kit at home.

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Ask a Lawyer

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Have you ever run into legal questions while working on a project, but never got the chance to talk to a lawyer? Maybe you're considering applying for a patent? Have IP law questions? Or are starting your own business?

This is your chance to get quick answers to the legal questions you always wanted to ask! IP law specialist Francis X. Taney, Jr. is generously offering to sit down with NextFab members to give free legal consultations.
For more information about Mr. Taney please visit Stevens & Lee.
This is a free event.
Hurry up and reserve your spot -- only a few are available!
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