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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
Note: this event is for NextFab members only.
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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 and, 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


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.
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