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January Maker Happy Hour

Join NextFab for an early evening happy hour. Spend some time getting to know our members and staff while enjoying some of Yards Brewery’s finest.

No agenda, just come chill and enjoy some time hanging out in our comfortable coworking area!  From 6-8pm at 2025 Washington Ave.

Pop in before 5:30PM and get a tour of our facility in action!

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Electro-Makers: Open Workshop

If you're interested in making, hacking, designing, programming, or simply learning more about Electronics, come join us for the "Electro-Makers" MeetUp!  
We meet every-other Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Co-Working Space at NextFab in South Philly to work on our projects in group setting to share, learn, teach, (or sometimes just show off) . On any given week you're likely to see several of us tinkering with things like Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, NeoPixels (or other LEDs), PCBs, Servos, Breadboards, Solenoids, and a rat's nest of wires.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their parts and projects with them. If you're new to electronics and aren't sure how to get started, that's OK too! We're here to help get you going in the right direction!
A few important notes...
1. Bring your Parts & Projects
If you don't have a project in mind, we'll help you find one (Adafruit and SparkFun are great resources)! If you don't have supplies, we can loan you some (supplies limited), or we can show you the best places to buy parts (like NextFab, Amazon, Adafruit, SparkFun, Pololu, Addicore, Digikey, Mouser, etc.)
2. Bring your Laptop (if possible)
Not every electronics project needs a computer, but most would benefit from having one handy - if only for internet research. If your project needs a laptop and you don't have one, we have a limited supply of loaners to help out.
3. Membership with NextFab is not required (though it is awesome!)
The Electro-Makers MeetUp is open to the public. NextFab is a membership-based maker organization who has generously offered to give our club a home base. Our group members are here as guests and must abide by NextFab's codes of conduct and safety. In short, be excellent to each other ;)
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CNC Seminars at NextFab

With the support of Vectric, CNC Seminars is pleased to announce their next in our series of regional events hosted at NextFab! This will be a 3 day CNC Training Seminar on January  26, 27 & 28 in the warehouse space adjacent to 2025 Washington Ave.

This may be a great way to polish your skills, as Vectric people will be at the event to help.
There will be information that benefits users of machines, both large and small, of any brand. 

The Seminar will provide training on Vectric software: V-Carve Pro and Aspire, combined with instruction on machine operation, material hold down, and placement.

The Seminar will be presented by instructors  Gary Campbell and Michael Mezalick and a member of the Vectric team.  All have a wealth of knowledge and a decade of experience with Vectric Products and various brands of CNC machines. This training seminar is designed to both bring new users an increased knowledge and confidence for their CNC journey and provide techniques and methodology that will offer seasoned veterans new tools to increase their success.


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RAPID Accelerator Graduation

Join us for a celebration of four incredible startup companies as they graduate from our RAPID Hardware Accelerator program. For the past 12 weeks, each company has been developing their business around a hardware product with guidance from experienced coaches and now it's time to hear their pitches. 


Blue Sky Nano

With a grant from Penn and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Matt Serota and Mitch Steinberg are developing an active water testing platform.

Tory Surgical Solutions 

To reduce the cost of sterilization of surgical tools, Chris is building a tool tracking platform.

Hacker Prep

With a background in education and toy making, Ronah Harris is creating "soft" IoT devices as low cost learning tools.


With pilot testing sites already secured, Matt Nicosia and Andrew Otto have developed a QR based door control system to control building access.


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12 Month Maker Challenge Kickoff

This year we're challenging you to complete one project per month.
How to be involved in this challenge:
Post your project to the 12 Month Maker Challenge Forum by the last day of each month. We will send out reminders and progress pictures throughout the month to keep everyone on track!
Come to the quarterly meetups to share your projects and ideas.
The kickoff meetup will be on Tuesday, February 7th from 6 - 8 pm to share ideas for projects for the upcoming year. 
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