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Weekly Staff Picks, July 22, 2012

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Jul 22, 2012 9:44:42 AM

Here are our staff picks for this week. We have Science and the Arts covered with 3D printing, green automotive, Maker Movement, Arduino and general electronics. We hope you enjoy them!

The Roopod   A home made vehicle that’s street legal and gets 78 mpg. - Gregg

Friction welding   Very hot stuff.   This shows the power of friction. - Matt

CNN Idea Series   What if you could make anything you wanted? - Gregg

The Diyode Board is designed to assist beginners to the Arduino platform. - Gregg   This is a good site for electronics hobbyists. - Gregg  

Topics: electronics, nfs, alternative-engery, arduino, maker, Uncategorized, automotive, nextfab, welding, microcontroller

Philly Tech Week: NextFab features Toool

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Apr 26, 2012 4:18:00 PM

Thank you Babak Javadi and Deviant Ollam from the US division of TOOOL, The Open Organization of Lockpickers for the amazing lock-picking workshop yesterday. And thank you everyone who attended. It was a great mix of people. I hope you all had fun and walked away with some lock-picking skills. 

The TOOOL Lockpick Workshop is a fun physical security demonstration and participation workshop run by The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers, a non-profit organization. We got to learn about the history behind mechanical locks, experiment with exotic lock designs, and test your skills against your friends and others. 

It was a great turn out. Everyone had a hands-on experience to lock-pick and practice. We had a good amount of positive feedbacks from the attendance! We have to do this again! Get ready!!

Topics: babak, hacker, toool, lock-picking, maker, Uncategorized, handcuff, nextfab, philly-tech-week

NextFab on Philly Daily News!

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Feb 29, 2012 5:07:00 PM


An article featuring NextFab was published on Philly Daily News today!

"Stoking the creative fires: NextFab & its kind give the communal-workshop a high-tech makeover"

Topics: philly, hacker, jon-takiff, 3d-printing, maker, Uncategorized, science-center, news, nextfab, daily-news, tech

March NextFabulous Social is on 3/22!!

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Feb 29, 2012 4:52:07 PM


Step away from the machines two hours early for our monthly social event at various locations around town. Kick ideas around with the NextFab staff, meet some fellow makers to find out what they are up to, and show off your projects over a drink or two.

This month we are going to the Sidecar Bar and Grille located at 2201 Christian Street (22nd & Christian) Philadelphia, PA 19146. (Thank you for hosting us!!) They’ve just opened up a second floor and we helped their designer laser engrave the tap handles!

Topics: sidecar, philly, philadelphia, bar, tap, laser, maker, Uncategorized, nextfabulous, nextfab, restaurant


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Nov 1, 2011 4:27:23 PM


Enter our facebook sweepstakes to win hand-made hi-fi speakers! Click through for details!

Topics: sweepstakes, prototype, prize, facebook, philadelphia, maker, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, give-away, hand-made, fabrication, speakers, win


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Welcome to the NextFab Blog, where we discuss the ideas changing the world as we know it. Step inside the revolutionary world of 3D Printing technology, traditional and Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machinery, innovation and imagination.



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