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Ask A Lawyer (members only)

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 free event is available to NextFab Members only.
 
Please email events(at)nextfabstudio.com to reserve your spot.
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Photo Studio Open Hours (Members Only)

As an introduction to NextFab’s photographic services, we are holding an Open Studio on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.  Members are invited to bring a (tabletop sized) project and NextFab’s photographer, Rachel Kotkoskie, will provide you with one professional product shot for your blog or website for free!  

Please RSVP

 

Ben Franklin Technology Partners and NextFab: Partnership for Advanced Manufacturing

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Please join Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and NextFab as they announce a new partnership for rapid prototyping, utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies.

RSVP here.


NextFabulous Social

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Winter has come to stay for a while, so let's make the most of it at this month's NextFab social at Ten Stone Restaurant and Bar. Lets talk about recent projects and catch up on each others' goings on.

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

This event is open to all.  Please RSVP below.
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NextFabulous Show & Tell

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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 makers, designers, business owners, 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!

Coming? Please RSVP:

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Girl Develop It meetup: NextFab Tour & Hardware Discussion

More infotmation about this event is on Girl Develop It meetup page.

Girl Develop It is an international organization, certified by the Board of Education, that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.

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Industrial Design Opportunity with NextFab and DuPont (members only)

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.

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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.

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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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Ask a Lawyer (members only)

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 www.taneylegal.com.
 
This event is FULL, but check back next month for another chance to Ask a Lawyer!
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Make Your Philly Valentines at the DM+D

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Saturday FEBRUARY 8 FROM 1-4PM, The Department of Making + Doing will host the second installment of Make Your Philly Holidays: Valentines Edition. Whether you’re wild about the holiday or think it’s the worst ever, all sentiments are welcome as we gather for an afternoon of crafting, gifting, decorating, and consuming …chocolate …lots of it. BUY TICKETS

Woodblock Prints | V-Day Cards | Custom Tees | Cookie Decorating | Jewelry Making | AND MORE

During this Valentines themed craft series we will explore different crafting activities and the many ways digital technology can be repurposed across a variety of media to create custom, personalized gifts. With an array of materials in different colors and styles provided, you’ll be sure to leave with something special –even if V-Day’s not your gig.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. All Ages welcome -No prior knowledge or experience needed. Snacks, hot chocolate and free parking all afternoon.  All fees and material costs are included in price of the ticket (sappy love songs available upon request). BUY TICKETS

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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.

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Show and Tell Sponsored by Yards

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This is a great opportunity for anyone who likes to MAKE things. Bring your project, finished or unfinished, and share concepts and thoughts with your fellow makers! Meet the special guests who will share their real-world experiences. Show off your work and get connected!

 
Not presenting? Sit back and enjoy the delicious Yards beer while talking to other makers. This event is open to the public. Followed by NextFab tours.
 
Featured Presenters:
 
Babak  Javadi - Beat the new electronic lock using magnets.
Ross Kessler - Bricklove is a line of custom 3D printed and CNC machined Lego jewelry and accessories.
Scott Carter - Arduino high speed photography.
And YOU!
 

Please RSVP:

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Ask a Lawyer (members only)

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 www.taneylegal.com.
 
Note: this event is for NextFab members only.
 
Please RSVP to reserve your spot:
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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 Web Design

7PM-9PM Mondays and Wednesdays on March 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st, and April 2nd. 

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.

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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

March 31st:  Flex time - advanced HTML & CSS or intro to JavaScript

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.

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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.

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Hardware Hangout: An Afternoon with Arrow

Join Arrow for technical office hours to answer all of your electronics hardware related questions. Arrow Electronics is a Fortune 500 company that specializes in distribution and value added services relating to electronic components and computer products. Their skilled application engineers will be on site to provide expert opinions on technology selection and design considerations. No need to RSVP, just swing by their table whenever you're free.

Time: 3-5pm

Location: 2nd Floor Coworking Area

NOTE: Available to NextFab members only.


Maker Happy Hour

Thirsting for knowledge….and a laid back environment to chat about your latest projects and ideas?


Well….Join NextFab and the Philadelphia maker movement for an early evening happy hour. Our Sponsor Yards has stocked the fridge with some cold brews and we will have some light eats to appease your pre-dinner munchies. Come out and play cornhole, shoot some hoops, video it up, or just chill! No agenda! Just awesome like minded people getting together to have a great time. We look forward to seeing you at NextFab!

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tTAP ACCELERATION Day - for Manufacturing and Materials based Technologies

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tTAp (techTEAMs Acceleration Platform) Acceleration Days define and move innovative technologies to the next step further and faster. Make real traction toward commercialization or investor interest. Connecting innovation with appropriate experienced commercial know how, and/or investors, to work in teams –live during the program– is a part of what makes us different. Working together we strive to set achievable milestones and build on the technology to assemble, improve, prepare, and plan to win opportunities. Based on the tTAp model for tTAp technologies seek success in pursuing their passion be it saving lives, improving efficiencies, making life easier, safer, or simply more fun…. Profitably.
 
For more information please visit and register at tTAP: techTEAM Acceleration Platform.
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Penn Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at NextFab

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Whether you’re currently an entrepreneur, or aspiring to be one, this lecture style pro-bono event will familiarize you with important entrepreneurial legal issues.


Professor Praveen Kosuri from Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic will be bringing his class to NextFab on March 25. Students will share their hands-on experience working one-on-one with clients and guiding their clients through a myriad of early-stage entrepreneurial legal issues.

The topics covered:

Structuring Your Business from Startup Through Growth - This session will cover risk management, entity choice, founder agreements and raising money.

Branding for Growth: Using Intellectual Property to Grow Your Business - This session will cover trademarks, trade secrets, and web domains.


Some of their clients include:

Greensaw Design & Build, an eco-conscious construction firm.
Wash Cycle Laundry, a simple, smart, and sustainable wash-and-fold laundry service that delivers on bicycles.
John & Kira’s, a socially innovative chocolate company.


Each topic will include plenty of time for questions.  The event is free and open to all. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


About Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic:

Founded in 1981 with Wharton, Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) provides pro bono transactional legal services to Philadelphia area entrepreneurs and businesses. Students represent clients under the supervision of faculty-practitioners.

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Show and Tell Sponsored by Yards

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This is a great opportunity for anyone who likes to MAKE things. Bring your project, finished or unfinished, and share concepts and thoughts with your fellow makers! Meet the special guests who will share their real-world experiences. Show off your work and get connected!

Interested in presenting? .
 
Not presenting? Sit back and enjoy the delicious Yards beer while talking to other makers. This event is open to the public. Followed by NextFab tours.
 
Please RSVP:
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Tags: Show & Tell

Ask A Lawyer (Now open to the public!)

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 our community to give free legal consultations.
 
For more information about Mr. Taney please visit www.taneylegal.com.
 
This event is now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 
 
Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot:
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