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Weekly Staff Picks, January 8, 2011

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Jan 8, 2012 9:38:00 AM

It’s been a little while since we posted our weekly links due the the holidays. We have a collection of links for you today that span technology and art and some that combine both. Please enjoy!


lighting bag by Wonsik Chae. - Brandon


The art and Science of CNC Waterjet and Laser Cutting   Major custom metalwork company in Brooklyn does some beautiful laser cutting, water-jet cutting, and bending for architecture, art, and interiors. Check out their videos too. - Evan


Laser cut artwork + bicycles + cameras = awesome
If attached to a bike wheel and filmed in motion this intricate paper cutout will animate to create lovely fluid movements; cogs turning and clouds growing and the like…I intend for these to be presented as art objects as in the pictures. I must stress, as I have many times with this project, this is about animation. It is not possible to see this with the naked eye. If you stick this on your bike you will not be able to see it unless you are filming it, I will include instructions on how to film it but I really see these more as pieces of art. - Alex


Self healing circuitry? Has any one seen our T-1000 around? - Gregg


Paper Powered Batteries   Students-destroy your failed assessments and cool down your beer at the same time! - Matt 


Wearable iPod Interface   Apple may be working on a wearable iPod with Siri. - Gregg

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Topics: electronics, alternative-energy, bicycle, waterjet, laser-cut, Uncategorized, nextfab, cnc

Shelley Spector's Digital Embroidery Workshop

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Nov 4, 2011 12:01:00 PM

This past Saturday we held a digital embroidery workshop run by Breadboard resident artist Shelley Spector. Even with the slushy, snowy, winter-in-October weather, we had a brave bunch of souls show up for a more intimate, in-depth, workshop. Attendees learned about the basics of digital embroidery and a bit of laser cutting, and were able to take home what they made with us!


They were first introduced to digital embroidery through a show & tell discussion with pieces Shelley has been working on here. 



Then, Shelley dove into some of the details of the embroidery software we have and how to create digital stitch data using it. 


Shelley prepared a piece for workshop attendees to make and take home she calls “Gone Watch.” 



After looking at samples and learning about how the software works, Shelley continued with how to hoop fabric for embroidery. 


Everyone chose their own colors for fabric, thread, material for the watch faces and then took turns hooping the fabric, embroidering the watch bands, and laser cutting the watch faces!



When the band was cut out around the edges and the face laser cut, they were ready to be put together!



Everyone left with their own personalized “Gone Watch” that they made.


Check out our flickr to see more pictures from the workshop!


Thank you to Shelley Spector for putting this together and to everyone who came! If you missed it, don’t worry; we may have another workshop sometime soon, and our regular digital embroidery classes are being offered frequently. Sign up here!

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Topics: philadlephia, sewing, digital-embroidery, fabric, laser-cut, Uncategorized, fabric-watch, breadboard, shelley-spector, nextfab, textiles, embroidery-workshop, embroidery

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!

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

    

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