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Instructables Build Night with

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Come to our Instructables build night using

There are two ways you can participate:

  • 1. Follow our instructions to create Blinkerdoo! Use the Spark Core development platform and the Spark Button to create a simple light-based reaction game that uses the onboard RGB LEDs. With simple coding adjustments, this project is completely customizable and teaches Spark Button functionality, Spark Core/Arduino syntax, and introductory coding skills. $40 per ticket.
  • 2. If you don't require much supervision and have an idea for an awesome project, come work on it using 1 Spark Core and 1 Spark Button (a new shield for Spark with LEDs, 4-way clicking like a game controller, acceleration and temperature sensing). We also have 1 maker kit for grabs - first come first served! Only $20 per ticket if you create an Instructable of your unique project!
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Carbide Labs: Introduction to CNC Milling

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Class runs from 7-9PM on Monday, 12/1, Wednesday 12/3,  Monday 12/8, Tuesday 12/9, & Wednesday 12/10 This course runs twice a week for two weeks, with the last class split into two groups for hands-on machine demos/training. 

This course is the first in Carbide Labs' series of complete Computer Numerical Control (CNC) instruction on the Haas Vertical Machining Center (VMC) machine. This introductory module is intended for beginners and will cover in-depth topics in CNC machining and design for manufacturing.

Material covered includes fundamentals of CNC programming with G-code, tools and operations, and strategies for designing and machining “2.5D” milled parts. By the end of the course, you will be be able to complete a simple CNC milling project, and see your work machined on NextFab’s Haas VMC, controlled by the instructor.
The subsequent two modules will be available at a later date. Completing all 3 courses in this series will authorize members for unsupervised use of the HAAS.

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Ask a Lawyer

Have you ever run into legal questions while working on a project, but never got the chance to talk to a lawyer? Maybe you're considering applying for a patent? Have IP law questions? Or are starting your own business?

This is your chance to get quick answers to the legal questions you always wanted to ask! IP law specialist Francis X. Taney, Jr. is generously offering to sit down with our community to give free legal consultations.
For more information about Mr. Taney please visit
This event is now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please RSVP:
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Film Screening: Make

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Join us on December 16th, as we screen Maker: A Documentary On The Maker Movement. This event is open and we encourage you to invite your friends and loved ones to celebrate our community. Whether this is a glimpse into new territory or a way to network with like-minded peers, this is sure to be a good time.

"Maker" is a feature documentary looking into the maker movement in America reforming the economy with a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together. The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

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