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TechStyles: Fashion Innovation in Philadelphia

Posted by Christine

Oct 14, 2014 1:17:02 PM

Panel_DiscussionLast month, the coworking space at NextFab was home to a very special event: the TechStyles panel discussion with interactive demonstrations, produced by Skai Blue Media. The panel explored the role of technology in fashion innovation. Makers at the forefront of the local fashion scene shared their experiences integrating technology and design: fashion and textile designer Dom Streater, SPOR founder Jason Browne (who makes solar battery chargers), Dave Becker of Beacon & Lively, and NextFab's own Christine Zapata.

Topics: 3d-printing, makers, fashion

Hive 76/NextFab Collider

Posted by admin

Dec 23, 2011 3:59:00 PM

We had a great time Tuesday night with our members and fellow maker group Hive 76 members!


We kicked off the 5-hour make session with food, introductions, and some brainstorming for collaborative projects that we were excited about completing during the event. 



Hive76 members got some demos on our machines such as our Trotec laser cutters, Roland CNC mill, and our Brother Digital Embroidery machine. Snowflakes generated from evilmadscientist were laser cut and engraved with a holiday-themed message from Hive76 and NextFab Studio. Some were wired with LEDs in our electronics lab. 



As projects were being discussed, we gave demos on our PCB fabrication process, soft switch construction, and brass CNC engraving. One of our members and a Hive76 member had an idea for a “chair jousting” target apparatus (yes, it is exactly how it sounds), and make it, we did. 



Thank you to all of our members who came in and to Hive76 for a great night of making and mingling! 


Also, thank you to musician Jack Myers (http://www.myspace.com/jackmyersmusic) who played live music for the event. 


Hope to see you all again soon!


Happy Holidays!

Topics: electronics, hackerspaces, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, hackers, hive, makers, fabrication-processes, laser-cutters, hive76, nextfab, collaboration, cnc

    

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