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Burro AI: Revolutionizing Agriculture with Autonomous Robots In the world of agriculture, innovation is crucial to meet the growing demand for efficient, sustainable practices. That’s where Charlie Andersen comes in: CEO of Burro, a company that is at the forefront of agricultural technology. In a recent conversation with NextFab, Charlie shared his journey- challenges and […]
Few mediums carry the same magic as metalworking. There’s something about taking such a solid, formidable material and melting it down to shape and mold it into everything from beautiful sculptures to nets and bolts. If you’re interested in the art of metalworking, look no further than NextFab, a place for creative people like yourself! […]
If you are passionate about jewelry design and are eager to bring your creations to life, come check out the jewelry classes at NextFab! We offer jewelry-making classes for students of all levels. Below, we’ll explore the classes we offer, each of which presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of jewelry […]
That’s right! NextFab is expanding and we want you to be part of it! We’re excited to announce the construction of over 20 individualized studio spaces for creative professionals, artists, and makers built into our makerspace in the Kensington/Fishtown area. With a range of amenities and benefits, these studio spaces provide an ideal environment for […]
Although we had to postpone this year’s Artisan Accelerator event, we’re happy to digitally unveil the work of our graduating Artisan Accelerator cohort including: Ruth Easterbrook of Ruth Easterbrook Ceramics Thomas Miller of iron peony John Castellaneta of Castle Brothers Workshop Vivian Purcell of Vivian Purcell Ceramics Sara Becker of Absurd Printworks Daniel Haughton of DH Studio But what is […]
Jewelry has been a form of artistic expression since ancient times, with evidence dating back 150,000 years to the discovery of snail shell-beads in Morocco. It’s truly awe-inspiring to think that even centuries ago, people desired to adorn themselves and found ways to do so using whatever materials were available. From natural gemstones to acrylic, […]
Meet our Monthly Maker: Omar Buenaventura Tell us about yourself I am a self-taught Filipino-American installation artist living in Lenapehoking. In 2020, my partner Nicky Uy and I formed Bahay215, an ongoing art collaboration inspired by Filipinx tradition, diaspora, community, and nature. Inspired by the local environment as well as my childhood experiences growing up […]
With Spring easing its way in, many of us are spending more time outside enjoying the sunshine. On walks around the neighborhood, you might stumble across a patch of flowers or your dog might bring you a stick to play catch. In fact, you might find yourself a stick, a broken tree branch now visible […]
In the last few months, ChatGPT launched an artificial intelligence (AI) to the forefront of news outlets and while it may seem that it’s new, AI has been available for public use since at least the 1980s and was in development decades before that. Despite the mixed reviews, AI assists its users by making some […]
NextFab and CraftNOW present: Tools of the Trades Conference 2023! If you’re looking for a way to kick off Spring, join us at the Tools of the Trades Conference! The conference designed for makers by makers is back! Craft organization CraftNOW and makerspace NextFab have partnered again, welcoming new partner LaserPhilly, to present the second […]