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Noria is cool.

Posted by Laate Olukotun

Jun 1, 2016 5:44:39 PM


It’s fun to cheer on friends who are doing great work. Kurt Swanson, a buddy of mine and fellow long-time member at NextFab, has been working his butt off for the last several years to bring a number of products to market. Usually he designs products for clients, but his most recent announcement is a bit more personal. Kurt's product development firm, Likuma Labs, is a resident company at NextFab, and they recently kickstarted a new air conditioning unit called Noria.

Topics: 3d, kickstarter, Resident Companies, Incubator,, crowdfunding

Salish Sea Lab: Kickstarter Spotlight

Posted by Angie Hilem

Jun 14, 2014 12:28:57 PM



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

American Medium Kickstarter!

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

Feb 19, 2014 3:40:00 PM

After two years of exhibitions, American Medium is opening a permanent Gallery and Production House in Brooklyn, NY. And they need your help!



Topics: shopbot, kickstarter, cnc

What's Kickin' at NextFab: Jalapeño Portable Beat Maker and Colour Modular Analog Saturator

Posted by Tracy McCarthy

Jan 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

This year is off to an amazing start with the launch of two supercool Kickstarter projects that got a little help from the NextFab: John Hunchar's Jalapeño™, the portable device that mixes music in real-time; and Peterson Goodwyn's Colour Modular Analog Saturator, DIY audio recording equipment. 

Topics: kickstarter

Where are they now? Meet Ben Reytblat - NextFab member from August 2010-July 2012

Posted by Evan Malone

Jan 13, 2014 2:16:00 PM

Ben Reytblat
Founder/Engineer of 3DMonstr

Ben joined NextFab during the first year we were open for business, and I recall him as one of the most technically competent and productive, as well as enthusiastic and generous people to grace the NextFab community. I was very pleased that Ben valued what NextFab has to offer enough to make the commute from the Princeton, NJ area down to Philadelphia in his spare time. He also quickly ran up against some of the limitations of capabilities back then, and I recall feeling a bit embarrassed that we couldn’t offer him a CNC milling machine adequate for his needs (the Roland MDX-540 was our only CNC mill at the time).  Hey Ben - look at us now!... Anyway, I lost touch with Ben back in 2012, and always worried that we had failed him somehow.  Just recently, a colleague of mine sent me a link to a Kickstarter campaign by a new 3D printer company in Princeton, and lo and behold! there was Ben!  I contacted him to say hi and catch up, and he was generous enough to ease my mind on the issue of why he left NextFab...

Topics: members, kickstarter

Weekly Staff Picks, September 18th

Posted by admin

Sep 18, 2011 5:47:00 PM

Here are our Staff Picks for the Week of September 18th, we hope you enjoy them.   We run from artistic to career advancing this week.  

Arduino Arts is an good Arduino beginner’s site I found while researching other Arduino projects.   There are links to tutorials and more.   It’s a relatively new site and has been expanding quickly.   -Gregg

Writing on the wall with der Kritzler (Kritzler is German for Scribbler) is about a cool machine that draws on windows.   -Alex

Bronze Tangle Process - An artist describes his process for casting “tangles” out of bronze.   The process involves 3D printing an investment casting which is then burned away to make the cavity for the bronze.   -Alex

FREE Course: How to Succeed as a Creative Professional.   It’s a 25-week program designed to equip you with the creative and professional skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path – whether you’re an employee, freelancer or creative entrepreneur.   -Yulia

Topics: career-building, 3d-printing, education, arduino, tutorials, artist, Uncategorized, make-magazine, kickstarter

Another Kickstarter Success Story for Modular Earbuds

Posted by admin

Aug 4, 2011 11:54:00 AM

This is a great idea.   How many times have you had to replace your earbuds because of a connection issue rather than a component failure?   The buds themselves outlast the cables.   Ironbuds has come up with a solution.   Read more about it here.   See there Kickstarter page here.   Their own website is here.

They are still taking pledges on Kickstarter.   

Topics: start-up, Uncategorized, earbuds, kickstarter


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