We will be doing unspeakable things with martinis and condiments. Our theme? (in our best James Bond accent) Martini, shaken, not stirred.
Bring your raincoat. There is a good chance that you will get splashed!
We will spend an hour going over everything involved with making an arduino timer. Then, we'll spend a couple of hours making fun photos. Any camera with manual focus, exposure and aperture will work. Some of the Canon powershot series can be hacked to do this as well. Bring your tripod, cable release and your... "Did you want that martini to go?" attitude...
We will be sharing our arduino/flash rig but you will also learn how to recreate it on your own!
Choose from 3 separate sessions:
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Taught by Scott Carter. Explorer, Adventurer and Photographer, "Capn Scott" has done extensive underwater photography and supported photographers underwater, from National Geographic to Smithsonian Tropical.
This 6 session course is intended for beginners and covers the basics of website creation and design. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities in each class, students will learn the skills necessary to complete a personal portfolio website, which will serve as the final project for the class. No prior knowledge of web development or HTML is required.
Topics covered will include:
March 17th: Web basics, introduction to HTML, creating our first webpage
March 19th: Common HTML tags, intro to CSS, FTP basics
March 24th: Creating multiple page websites, CSS fundamentals, introduction to portfolio project
March 26th: Intermediate HTML & CSS, introduction to debugging tools
April 2nd: Final presentation and critique
Please bring a laptop for use during class (Windows, Apple, or Linux). Contact us if you need to borrow a laptop. This course is limited to 8 people.
Mark Neuburger is a web designer and developer who has been creating websites for a variety of clients for over 11 years. He has most recently worked as a contractor on several public sector health websites, including medicare.gov and healthcare.gov, providing services as a web programmer and accessibility consultant.
Well….Join NextFab and the Philadelphia maker movement for an early evening happy hour. Our Sponsor Yards has stocked the fridge with some cold brews and we will have some light eats to appease your pre-dinner munchies. Come out and play cornhole, shoot some hoops, video it up, or just chill! No agenda! Just awesome like minded people getting together to have a great time. We look forward to seeing you at NextFab!
Professor Praveen Kosuri from Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic will be bringing his class to NextFab on March 25. Students will share their hands-on experience working one-on-one with clients and guiding their clients through a myriad of early-stage entrepreneurial legal issues.
Structuring Your Business from Startup Through Growth - This session will cover risk management, entity choice, founder agreements and raising money.
Branding for Growth: Using Intellectual Property to Grow Your Business - This session will cover trademarks, trade secrets, and web domains.
Greensaw Design & Build, an eco-conscious construction firm.
Wash Cycle Laundry, a simple, smart, and sustainable wash-and-fold laundry service that delivers on bicycles.
John & Kira’s, a socially innovative chocolate company.
Each topic will include plenty of time for questions. The event is free and open to all. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Founded in 1981 with Wharton, Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) provides pro bono transactional legal services to Philadelphia area entrepreneurs and businesses. Students represent clients under the supervision of faculty-practitioners.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who likes to MAKE things. Bring your project, finished or unfinished, and share concepts and thoughts with your fellow makers! Meet the special guests who will share their real-world experiences. Show off your work and get connected!
An iconic building in Philadelphia, the Cira Centre is known for its impressive light array used to commemorate world series wins, cancer awareness, and general holiday cheer. Last years, Philly Tech Week Pong game on the side of the 29-story building broke records, and this years Tetris showcase promises to be equally exciting. Before you hit the 440 ft version, come and learn to program the mesmerizing Tetris display on a 4 ft replica at NextFab’s Tetris Pregame: Arduino Controller Workshop.
Participants will learn to build and program their own game controller, which they can use to play tetris on the Cira Centre replica. Participants will learn to solder as they assemble their own controller made from laser cut and 3D printed parts. Using an Arduino, each individual will program the controller to talk to the replica over a USB cable. Once the class is complete, the controller can be taken home and used with any PC to replace the keyboard for basic games.
The workshop will be followed by an open demo for the public and tours of NextFab facility starting at 4:00pm. Invite your friends and show off your creations. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Participants should bring their own laptop (PC or Mac) with the Arduino software already installed. Basic computer proficiency is recommended but no programming or soldering experience required.