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Salish Sea Lab Video Competition

Posted by Christine

Aug 22, 2014 11:58:00 AM

squamishbydayYou may have heard about Miguel Horn and Chris Landau’s Vancouver Biennale sculpture residency project, Salish Sea Lab. They met right here at NextFab! It’s a beautiful sculpture by day. Did you know that it also dreams at night?

In June we put the spotlight on this cool project by NextFab members Miguel and Chris. The project got its funding, and the installation was unveiled on June 27th at the Adventure Centre in Squamish, British Columbia! You can see more photos of the work in progress here, and the unveiling of the finished installation here.

Topics: contest, Salish Sea Lab

An Instructable: Arduino-Powered LED Clock

Posted by Christine

Aug 22, 2014 10:51:32 AM

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On Tuesday, NextFab utilized LED lights provided by Instructables to build clocks! Ten participants had the opportunity to come and build their own Arduino-powered clocks.

Topics: arduino, instructables

David Beker's Small Wall Cabinet

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jul 8, 2014 11:49:00 AM


 

Traditional Techniques & Next-Gen Tools

  • David Becker is a member who entered this piece to The 21st Annual Wharton Esherick Museum Woodworkers' Competition and Exhibition.
  • He used "a great deal of traditional woodworking techniques, but the project is really focused around the two large laser-cut walnut panels."

 

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Meet Our First NextFab Ambassador: Corinne Warnshuis

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jul 3, 2014 4:03:40 PM


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Why have Ambassadors?

We started the Ambassador Program because we recognized people within our community who advocate for NextFab, though they aren't a part of our organization. They understand our mission and desire to contribute to the eco-system of innovation. Whether they never joined due to a lack of resources or because they weren't entirely sure of what we do, this opportunity gives them a chance to experience all all we have to offer.

Ambassadors are given memberships and asked to participate, as most members do, by taking classes and actively participating in various events. Each ambassadorship is catered to the individual, but each includes complimentary access to our facility. In addition to the resources on hand, ambassadors will engage with our knowledgable and supportive staff. Our demographic is wide, and our members consist of hobbyists, hi-tech professionals, freelancers, and life-long learners.

Additive Manufacturing Technology: DVIRC & 3D Printing

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jun 25, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Bukito 3D Printer In Action

Last month, we hosted our first class in a series on Advanced Manufacturing Technology, sponsored by DVIRC. The focus of this course is 3D printing.

DVIRC and its partners create an opportunity for manufacturers to innovate by providing the means to learn about, assess, and invest in specific advanced manufacturing technologies. The Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator assists regional manufacturers by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to capture the value of AM and achieve profitable growth through new products, processes, services, markets, and customers. Read more about specific business opportunities here.

Woodworking Contest Winners

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jun 16, 2014 4:33:00 PM

Two weeks ago, we put out a call to nominate woodworkers for a chance to win a 3 month membership to NextFab. During this time, we've had the pleasure to review many amazing candidates.

Topics: woodworking, cnc-milling, nextfab, woodwork, fabrication, contest, lathe, free

Salish Sea Lab: Kickstarter Spotlight

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jun 14, 2014 12:28:57 PM

 

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Our members are a diverse group of engineers, artists, professionals, and hobbyists. Two in particular, Miguel Horn and Chris Landau, met while working at our facility at 2025 Washington Ave and have since created a Kickstarter to back their "intricately evolving sculpture and projection installation that discusses loss and sea change for the Vancouver Biennale."

Together, they have collaborated to form Salish Sea Lab, which interweaves sculpture and projection to tell the story of the region while giving voice to the history of Squamish.

Topics: cnc-milling, milling, kickstarter, collaboration, Salish Sea Lab, Member Spotlight

Get Your Favorite DIY Woodworker A Free Membership

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jun 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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You know that person who is super handy? DIY is his middle name, he’s happiest when making something, but doesn’t have the space for his tools anymore. Maybe he has an unfinished project lying around the house, or a solid piece of wood he’s always wanted to make into a coffee table.

In the spirit of Father’s Day, we invite you to nominate a special DIY woodworker. He or she could win a FREE 3 month membership to NextFab. We strongly encourage the nomination of any persons with a mentorship role in your life or the lives of others. Teachers, coworkers, neighbors - this is open to our entire community.

Topics: woodwork, contest

Same NextFab, new name!

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

May 19, 2014 7:48:32 PM

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Topics: press-release

Penn Electric Racing jets ahead with NextFab's waterjet cutting

Posted by John Doyle and Tommy Sutton

Apr 5, 2014 10:33:00 AM

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Penn Electric Racing is currently constructing an electric-fuel, formula-style racing vehicle that we will enter into the Formula SAE competition this summer in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Topics: waterjet, Penn Electric Racing

    

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