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New Grommet Press!

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Jul 19, 2012 3:44:00 PM

Check out our new tool, the Stimpson 405 Bench Press.

The press boasts a heavy-duty aluminum frame, interchangeable tools, and high quality results that parallel work done by large automatic machines. It works well with most fabrics and vinyls, and is great for projects that call for setting eyelets, grommets, washers, and snaps.

Topics: tools, philadelphia, sign-making, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, nextfab, textiles, diy

Atomic Robotics & NextFab: RedBull Creation 2012

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Jul 9, 2012 1:44:18 PM

Atomic Robotics was selected to participate in the open ended RedBull Creation 2012 challenge. The schedule was extremely accelerated and a video of the project needed to be uploaded by July 3rd. They pushed hard to pull together parts for a marathon weekend build at NextFab. Congratulations on a job well done!

The RedBull balloon sticker was made on our Roland VersaCamm. 

Topics: redbull, atomic-robotics, redbull-creation, robotics, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, nextfab, diy

Our 3D Printer Workshop Instructor Jordan Miller on BBC

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Jul 5, 2012 4:25:00 PM

Jordan Miller, Ph.D., one of the instructors of the Build-Your-Own-3D printer workshop shared a great news with us. Recently his research has been featured in various media including BBC and LA Times. His study involves growing artificial human organs using 3D printing technology. 

The picture above is the 3D printer he uses in his lab for his experiments, and it’s in fact the same 3D printer he will be teaching later this month how to build, tune, and print!

For more info on the workshop, please visit HERE. Still a few seats left!

Topics: jordan-miller, 3d-modeling, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, bbc, nextfab, la-times, upenn, diy

Halloween "Costume Emergency!"

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Oct 24, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Calling all trick-or-treaters, makers, and last-minute costume party goers:

Come out this Friday, October 28th for our “Costume Emergency” event and finish (or start) making your Halloween costume!  We’re open from 12PM until 8PM and will have materials and staff to help you finish your costumes. Bring in what you have and get to making!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Make a mask with our laser-cutter, and heat-form it using our oven!

Or cut one out of fabric, and decorate it yourself. 

Make your costume glow in the dark with our paint pens. Kids welcome!

Top off your costume with one of these moustaches!

We will also have LEDs, paints, craft felts, ribbon, elastic, googly eyes, buttons, and more for your costume needs. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th at NextFab Studio!

Topics: last-minute-costumes, led-costume, laser-cut, Uncategorized, masks, costume-ideas, costumes, diy, halloween

Maker Faire NYC 2011

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Sep 21, 2011 6:11:00 PM

Topics: event, new-york-hall-of-science, Uncategorized, nyc, maker-faire-2011, robots, science, maker-faire, tech, diy

RepRap World Tour

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Aug 20, 2011 7:49:00 PM

We will be hosting Hive76’s RepRap World Tour August 26th through August 28th!   You will be able to build your very own 3D Printer.

Sign up here.

RepRap World Tour

Topics: 3d-printing, reprap, Uncategorized, nextfab, diy

MAKE: Magazine

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Jul 22, 2011 12:21:00 PM

MAKE: Magazine and it’s website and newsletter are great resources for the Maker movement.   You can subscribe to the newsletter here.   The website is

I read the newsletter everyday.   There is almost always something to find of interest, usually many things.   I have gotten some great ideas from them and I will repost some to this blog.   

MAKE: Magazine is also on Facebook and I get a lot from them there as well.   

MAKE: Magazine includes ideas from electronics to sustainable gardening to sewing projects to optics to gokarts to cardboard surfboards to art projects and more.   It’s also a hardcopy magazine that is published quarterly.

Topics: make, making, Uncategorized, diy


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