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
buildinggadets.com This is a good site for electronics hobbyists. - Gregg
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!!
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"
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!
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