Events/Workshops

2017 ~

FAB Visitors

Enjoyed meeting members of IREX‘s field staff, who run community spaces around the world :)

 

FAB 13 ~ Fabricating Society

The annual gathering of Global Fab Labs:  July 31st ~ August 6th, Santiago, Chile!  Check out the photos and postings here.

Summer of Fab!

Thanks to a generous grant from Chevron, Fab Foundation, and Maker Ed, Fab Lab DC served for a second summer as a Maker Corps Site, fostering a Maker Corps Member and hosting Middle School Girls for a week of making.  Special thanks to our sponsors, participants, and  the fabulous Mollye Bendell!

      

Maker Convening @ American University :  National Week of Making

Fab Lab DC was thrilled to join with other makers, maker spaces, organizations, and educators at a panel discussion and expo on Making and Education during the Week of Making Events hosted on the campus of American University.  Thanks to Nation of Makers & the email hidden; JavaScript is required">US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology for bringing the community together.

Fab Curious?

Stop in on June 4th between noon to 5pm for a tour of Fab Lab DC @ 1418 North Capitol Street NW in conjunction with 52 O Street Open Studios (https://www.facebook.com/events/1874248792828021/).  Curious about digital fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC routing?  We’ll be happy to show you the lab and answer questions. Free. Registration required.

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Fab Club continues!

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Engineering Technology Education in the United States

An Informational Briefing on a New Report from the National Academy of Engineering

In Conjunction with the House Manufacturing Caucus

March 9, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.     Space is limited; please RSVP

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3D/DC 2017   March 2nd @ The Rayburn Building, Capitol Hill

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/3d-dc-returns-to-capitol-hill-next-week-rsvp-now

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Happy New Year!

2017 FAB TOURS

Sign up for our regularly scheduled tours and info sessions:

Noon – 1pm.  Free. Registration required.

 

Past Events 2016 ~

Fab Club!

• Fab Club with Families ~ DCPS local community

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Maker Corps :)

• Fab Lab DC continues as a MakerEd Maker Corps Site working with artist Anne C. Smith as our Maker Corps Member.  Upon completion,  Anne will be showing her new works at Fab Lab DC.

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2016 FAB TOURS

Sign up for our regularly scheduled tours and info sessions:

Noon – 1pm.  Free. Registration required.

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November  2016 

Draw, Digitize, Make!  

• Draw, Digitize, Make!  Intro to 2D design and digital fabrication.  Sunday, November 20th, 4pm – 6pm.  Registration required.

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TechUp!

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Change the face of tech with us @ the Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit on 11/17 at Town Danceboutique
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Speakers include:
  • Keynote: Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States

  • Aminatou Sow & Erie Meyer, Co-Founders of Tech Lady Mafia + Hosts of Call Your Girlfriend Podcast

  • Courtney Eimerman-Wallace, Digital Service Expert, United States Digital Service

  • Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder + CEO of Pipeline Angels

  • Ruth Mesfun, CEO of People of Color in Tech

Come change the face of tech with us on 11/17!   You’re special.  Here’s a discount :)

Digital Stone Project

• Digital Stone Project ~ A Conversation with Stefano Coiai & Gianni Simonelli of Garfagnana Innovazione @ Fab Lab DC on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

OCTOBER  2016 

Conversation with policy MAKERS, future MAKERS, seasoned MAKERS & everyone else.  During this informal gathering, Kate Gage of OSTP will share her experiences at Fab 12 in Shenzhen; Saori Imaizumi, World Bank, will fill us in about the Bangladesh Fab Lab she helped to establish; Jessica Gover of Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation will share “The Architecture of Innovation,” a newly released blueprint for innovation for the next administration.  We’ll also be joined by Sophia Georgiou, CEO of The Inventery, creator of Mophi, a 3D modeling app (you’ll have a chance to try your hand at 3D modeling); and Bill Young, co-creator of Shelter 2.0 (we have a Shelter erected at Fab Lab DC), Master Maker, and Shopbot expert.

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• Fab Club with Families ~ DCPS local community

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SEPTEMBER  2016 

• Fab Club with Families ~ DCPS local community

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AUGUST  2016 

• DCPS Teachers & Administrators Tour & Information Session

DCPS Professional Development Series, Career Education, Office of College and Career.

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• Gathering of Makerspace Organizers, 8/24/16

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• Good Morning Makers ~ Makerspace Organizers gather for coffee & conversation, 8/25/16

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WEEK OF MAKING @ Fab Lab DC with Martha’s Table Healthy Connections Summer Youth Program

Thanks to a wonderful group of students and facilitators, including Anne Smith & Sophia G. of Morphi.

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JULY  2016 

• Fab Lab DC, MakerEd Maker Corps Site, welcomes artist Anne C. Smith as our Maker Corps Member.  Anne is learning about digital rendering and fabrication and developing a portfolio of work, which will be shown at Fab Lab DC.  Additionally, she’s helping create programming for youth and families, which will be launched this Fall.

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JUNE  2016 

•  Fab Academy Final Project Presentations with MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld @ FAB LAB DC  ~ June 20th, 9am-noon, Free. RSVP here.

•   National Week of Making ~  June 17th – 23rd, 2016   Nationwide

•  Champions of Change ~ June 17th

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. The event will feature remarks by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

It will be live streamed on the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/live/ on Friday, June 17, at 1:00 PM ET. Follow the conversation at #WHChamps and #NationOfMakers.

•   National Maker Faire ~  June 18th & 19th, 2016   University of DC, Washington, DC

•  Capitol Hill Maker Faire ~ June 21st, Rayburn Building,  Washington, DC

•  Week of Making Wrap-up (closed)

•  Two Rivers School Teacher/Student Make Session June 4th (closed)

MAY  2016

• Techbridge Girls DC field trip and Make Session, 5/23

•  Making DC!  DC STEM Network / DC Public Schools

• An Evening with Maker Jonathan Grinham, Friday, 5/13

• Printable Machines (& Arduino) Weekend Workshop, 5/14 & 5/15

APRIL  2016

•  3D:DC Public Knowledge’s Annual Event ~ April 14th, 2016

•  Techbridge/Chevron STEM Education: White Paper Event ~

Changing the Game For Girls in STEM~ April 14th, 2016

•  USA Science & Engineering Festival ~ April 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 2016 Washington, DC

*Chevron’s STEM Zone at the USA Science & Engineering Expo*

An Evening with the Creators of Shelter 2.0 @ Fab Lab DC ~ April 16th

GATHER ~ A social gathering for USASEF exhibitors: Ultimaker, Adafruit, MorpiApp, SketchUp,        TinkerinesWeTheBuilders, Teknikio, & Shelter 2.0.

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MARCH 2016

Please visit us at the DC STEM Fair

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FEBRUARY 2016

Fab Lab DC tour, demo, and professional development session (closed).

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JANUARY 2016

Fab Lab DC tour, demo, and information session for DCPS and OSSE (closed).

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Past Events 2015 ~

FAB TUESDAY TOURS

Tour Fab Lab DC on Tuesdays from noon – 1pm.  Free. Registration required.

Thanks to all who participated in 2015!

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NOVEMBER 12TH

Mark your calendar:  November 12th, 2015, 6pm: DIY BIO Event @ Fab Lab DC

Join in the screening of  the Wilson Center’s documentary video: ‘The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Biology: A Look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space” and discussion.  For details about the event, please click here.  Free.  RSVP required.

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SEPTEMBER 22ND & 23RD

INNOVATIONS IN BIOLOGY & GENOMICS

The Wilson Center, Washington, DC

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AUGUST 3RD – 9TH

FAB11!

The annual meeting of the global Fab Lab network.

Boston/Cambridge.

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JULY 23RD

Sponsor event.

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JUNE 11TH

Capitol Hill Maker Faire!

Details here:  http://www.imls.gov/news/maker_faire.aspx

JUNE 12TH & 13th

THE NATIONAL MAKER FAIRE!

Information & details: http://nationalmakerfaire.com/

 

 

Become a sponsor! For more info, please email:  fab(at)fablabdc(dot)org

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MAY 12TH

Artist Talk ~ An Evening with Steve Ludlum

MAY 8TH

Opening reception ~ OPENING DAY: NEW WORKS BY STEVE LUDLUM

APRIL 29TH

Public Knowledge:  3D:DC IV @ The Rayburn Cafeteria

JANUARY 18TH

Borged for Holidays ~ An Evening of Storytelling with Gareth Branwyn

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Past Events 2014 ~

DECEMBER

An Evening with Gareth Branwyn, author, maker, cultural scientist.

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OCTOBER 20TH

Meet the Makers ~ Panel discussion at Martin Luther King Memorial Library, DC

JULY 31ST

Fab Lab Project briefing with Fab Foundation for NEW DEMS.

JULY 29TH

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Fab Lab DC ‘pops-up’ at the 2014 YALI Summit Expo, Washington, DC.

JULY 27TH

Transformation through Making:  A Round Table Discussion with YALI Fellows, Fab Lab DC, Maker Faire Africa, & USAID Global Development Lab @ Fab Lab DC.  With support by the Fab Foundation and Chevron Corporation.

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JULY 2ND – 8TH

THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL FAB LAB CONFERENCE: BARCELONA   Details @ fab10.org

FAB10 Barcelona is the tenth international conference and annual meeting of the Fab Lab network. FAB10 Barcelona will gather the international Fab Lab community from more than 250 laboratories based in more than 40 countries, who share tools, projects, programs and processes in an open and collaborative philosophy.

JUNE 18TH

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THE INAUGURAL WHITE HOUSE MAKER FAIRE

JUNE 8TH

THE DC MINI MAKER FAIRE!  Preregistration preferred. Details @ makerfairedc.com

Visit Fab Lab DC’s booth (thanks to Fab Foundation and Brian Jepson) and other exhibitors at this first-ever DC Mini Maker Faire.

JUNE/JULY 2014

RYAN MCKIBBIN:  RECENT WORK    &    ALEX MAYER:  CLOSER TO HOME

MAY 7, 2014

PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE ~ 3D//DC THIRD EDITION

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Public Knowledge will host its third annual 3D/DC event on Capitol Hill. The 3D printing community includes small startups, academic researchers, multi-million dollar companies, and everyone in between. This event will feature a wide array of participants from across the country representing the diverse 3D printing community.  We hope to see you there!

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Location
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St SE, HVC-215
Washington DC, 20515

APRIL 23TH & 24TH

U.S. NEWS STEM SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE at the DC Convention Center

APRIL 25th, 26th, & 27th

U.S.A. SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL at the DC Convention Center

4/4/14      7:00pm – 8:30pm @ Fab Lab DC

Meet the Maker:  An Evening with Ryan McKibbin

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Meet artist/designer/maker, Ryan McKibbin. Learn about his digital design and fabrication process, including Rhino & Grasshopper, & see (and sit) on his creations, which are now on view  @ Fab Lab DC.

Ryan McKibbin is a lecturer and the Fabrication Labs Director at Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning where he teaches Furniture Design and Digital Fabrication. Ryan recently served as Assembly Team Faculty Advisor for Team Capitol DC’s entry into the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Ryan’s work is rooted in traditional techniques with interests in CAD/CAM. He has an extensive knowledge in Rhino3d and related software.

Free.  Registration required.  For details and to sign up, click here.

4/5/14  –  4/6/14  (10AM – 4PM both days)

Two-day Rhino® Workshop with Ryan McKibbin @ Fab Lab DC

Introduction to Rhino®

During this two-day session, you’ll learn to create and edit accurate, free-form, 3-D NURBS models. This fast-moving workshop will cover much of Rhino’s functionality with an emphasis on precision modeling, modeling aids and configuring to speed up your workflow. The second half of Sunday will be dedicated to designing and making laser cut jewelry. Details and registration are at this link.

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3/20/14

HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH GWU INNOVATION CLASS

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3/6/14

RYAN MCKIBBIN – RECENT WORK

Artist Ryan McKibbin rides the cusp between digital craft and traditional techniques in this collection of new works in furniture. The debut is Thursday, March 6 from 7pm to 9pm at Fab Lab DC.   Free.  

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2/22/14

CLOSER TO HOME

Recent Works by Alex Mayer

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Past Events 2013 ~

December 2013

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Workshop: Making the Holidays Brighter

Join in this festive, three-hour, hands-on workshop to make an LED light-up card and/or ornament.  Bring your laptop and learn Inkscape, an open-source vector design program, & use it to design your card or ornament. With your computer aided design you’ll be able to cut, etch, or engrave using a laser cutter. Don’t have a laptop to bring?  No worries, just send us an email and we’ll reserve a desktop computer at the lab for you.
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12/6/13

CHRISTOPHER KELLY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Session 4: Future of Practice ~ Digital Tools and Technology Panel Discussion

Round Table: Digital Tools and Technology Moderated by Danielle Lake  and Luis Panel includes: Erin Carraher, AIA, Zach Downey, RA Jeff Gravatte, Hiroshi Jacobs, Assoc. AIA, Phyllis Klein, Fab Lab DC.  _________________________________________________________________

11/16/13

Fab Lab DC Lightning Talk + Human Centered Design Workshop:  Making Your Story Real Georgetown University Storytelling Summit _________________________________________________________________

11/11/13

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Join us on Monday 11/11/13 @ 7PM @ Fab Lab DC for An Evening with Nadya Peek

Please join Fab Lab DC for an evening with Nadya Peek. Nadya is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in the Physics and Media Group. She spends a lot of time making cool stuff and thinking about technology. Come hear about her awe-inspiring projects. _________________________________________________________________

10/26/13

Fab Lab DC happily supports TEDxMidAtlantic as an in-kind Partner.

We will be set up on the third floor of the Sidney Harman Hall with laser cutter demonstrations, press-fit construction kits, and laser-cut START NOW shades. Start Now, by stopping by to learn more about digital fabrication and the Fab Lab project

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Making Living Sharing a FabLab world tour documentary

by Jens Dyvik

This is the story of a quest for answers to how a designer can help people create their own products. How we can collaborate globally and produce locally, and how we can make a living while sharing knowledge and designs? For two years Jens Dyvik has been visiting and working at more than 30 different FabLabs, Makerspaces, and Hackerspaces on all corners of the world. The story of these experiences and adventures is told through footage, interviews, and animations from all these fantastic laboratories of fabrication. Documentary (45 minutes) + social immediately following. _________________________________________________________________

Silver Spring Mini-Maker Faire

SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2013,  Noon – 5PM. 1383839_573643352673323_126864210_n

Visit Fab Lab DC @ Booth #7  for laser cutting demonstrations, imaging what you would make if you could make almost anything, and
building with press-fit construction kits made on the laser cutter.  Details about the event are at:  http://makerfairesilverspring.com/
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BUSINESS INNOVATION:

PROGRAMS, STRATEGIES, and TOOLS

SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2013,  8:30AM – 5PM. Click here to register. Join DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and Fab Lab DC for a day-long conference on INNOVATION & DESIGN for BUSINESS on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. This one-day conference, to be held at Fab Lab DC, is for entrepreneurs, business owners, and other creative community members to explore opportunities, programs, design strategies, and tools for innovative approaches to  help address practical challenges in today’s changing economy. Learn about expanded opportunities for small businesses in the District of Columbia, including  Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) funding. Presentations will also include current policy initiatives for manufacturing and job creation, rapid prototyping technologies, design thinking and human centered design strategies for productivity and growth, and legal issues for emerging technologies.  The program includes presentations by experts, lunch, afternoon breakout sessions, and demonstrations of digital fabrication technology (including 3D printing & CNC). PRESENTERS INCLUDE: • Robert N. Summers, Interim Director, DC Department of Small & Local Business Development   Expanded Opportunities for Small Businesses in the District of Columbia • US Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)   Policies to Stimulate Innovation toward a New Economy  •  Aaron Horowitz, Sproutel and Thea Klein-Mayer, Design for America   Design Strategies for Growth:  Design Thinking & Human Centered Design   Developing Ideas from Concept to Marketplace Anna Kaziunas France, Entrepreneur, Author, Designer, Educator and Sallye CoyleShopBot Tools   Tools for Innovation: Digital Design & Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping • Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge   Legal Considerations for mass customization, democratization of design, & rapid innovation

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
• How to Apply for Funding through the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
   with Eric Adolphe, Principal, IPSS Government Solutions, and    Philip Reeves, Manager, Small Business Technology and Innovation, DC Department of Small and Local Business 
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• Mapping Your Innovation Design Strategy from Concept to Reality: Design Thinking & Human   Centered Design with Thea Klein-Mayer, Design for America, and Aaron Horowitz, Sproutel Tools for Innovation: Using Digital Fabrication Technologies, including 3D printing                 demonstrations  with Anna Kaziunas France, AS220/MAKE/Fab Academy and Sallye Coyle, ShopBot Tools (OPTIONAL POST CONFERENCE SOCIAL/NETWORKING EVENT)

This Program is being funded, partially or fully, through the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

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Thanks to our sponsors ~

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Fab9:  Japan

Fab Lab DC will be represented at Fab9Japan, the 9th annual international Fab Lab forum which gathers Fab Lab managers, core members, FAB researchers, and reflective practitioners from the global Fab Lab network and beyond, for a week of dialogue sessions, hands-on workshops and a one-day symposium offered by global Fab Lab network. Look for dispatches from Japan on our Facebook Page. For more information, visit: http://www.fab9jp.com/ __________________________________________________________________

Fab Lab DC and Sparktruck

Monday, August 12th, 2013  Sparktruck, the mobile teaching lab from Stanford’s design school, and FAB LAB DC teamed up to host a fun “maker” event for children (ages 5 – 12) and their families to try out 3D printers, laser cutters, and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics toolkits. Everyone’s imagination was SPARKED.  Special thanks to the Sparktruck crew and all of the children who joined in. sparktruckandfablabdcwebp        warrensparks     Designthinkingandprototyping

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• Borg Like Me: An Evening with Gareth Branwyn @ Fab Lab DC

Thursday, August 8, 2013   6:30 PM

Join us for a fun and enlightening evening with cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn. Gareth will be discussing and reading from the book he’s currently working on, Borg Like Me (& Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems). The former Editorial Director of MAKE magazine, and a former editor at Wired, Mondo 2000and bOING bOING (print), Gareth has been living and reporting on tech- and “sidestream” culture for over 30 years. Borg Like Me is a collection of his best work, with previously unpublished material, and deep introductions to each article that tell the backstory of its inception and what was going on at the time, in the culture at large, and in Gareth’s own personal spheres. The book promises to be an fascinating chronicle of one author’s intense, passionate, and sometimes crazy trip along the bleeding edges of art, technology, and culture at the turn of the 21st century.

Gareth will read excerpts from the book, discuss its scope and how it came about, and talk about his current Kickstarter campaign (link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1141078539/borg-like-me-the-writings-of-gareth-branwyn) for it, offering valuable insights into what he’s learning about crowdfounding and self-publishing.

More About Gareth (from his Kickstarter page)
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• Blinky Wearable Workshop Sessions!

4 sessions:  July 27th & July 28th, 2013 A fun, four-hour workshop for beginners (no soldering or programming required!) and experienced makers, who are interested in trying out simple ‘soft’ circuits and wearable electronics. Using your unique design, fabric, conductive thread, sewable battery holder, coin cell batteries, and LEDs, we’ll make blinking, wearable creations. Questions? Email: fab(at)fablabdc.org

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• Introduction to Inkscape and Laser Cutting with the National Building Museum Teen Advisory

July 20th @ Fab Lab DC

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•  Introduction to Rhino:     June 8th, 9pm – 5pm @ Fab Lab DC

Rhinoceros®, or Rhino®, has become one of the standard 3D modeling tools for designers and architects.  Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea—Rhino provides the tools to model and document designs for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction.

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May 24th – June 30th

•  An exhibition of digitally fabricated works by Maryland Institute College of Art students ~
Fab Lab DC is thrilled to host an exhibition of works by MICA students, curated by Ryan Hoover.  Visit our Facebook Page for pictures and postings.THIRDwave is an investigation into the ways that digital fabrication technology is informing what many are calling the third wave in the industrial revolution.  Through coursework at the dFAB at MICA, students and educators asked themselves, what can we, as makers, create with this technology, and how can what we create change our world? Curated by Ryan Hoover, Director of Fabrication Studios, Maryland Institute College of Art. Including works by: Janice Foo, Alex Bucher, Sharon Kong, Rachel Yalisove, Nick Oster, Nicolas Pascual, Kymberly Day, Taryn Delinksy, Karine Sarkissian, Allie Fauer, Jenna Frye, Jenn Kim, Colin Foster, Marissa Fein, Kevin Jennings, Maggie Robbins, Tom Doyle, Kathryn Carey, Michael Negri, Josh Nuken, Anna Queen, Harrison Tyler.
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•  Introduction to Inkscape & Laser Cutting:     April 20th, 9pm – 5pm @ Fab Lab DC Introduction to two-dimensional design and fabrication techniques, using Inkscape graphic design software in conjunction with the laser cutter at this day-long workshop.  Participants will be led through a series of exercises in vector drawing and editing techniques.  Fabricate alaser-cut/etched, acrylic LED light or sign of your own design.

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• Sandbox @ Fab Lab DC:  Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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• FAB SPOT ~ Fab Lab DC Open House Saturday, March 2, 3:00pm ~ 5:00pm with demos, presentations, & exhibition including works by Sarah Geitz, Kashuo BennettAlex Mayer, CUA’s Solar Decathlon Team’s Jonathan Grinham,    Robert Blabolil,  & Jeremy Haak and more. ___________________________________________

 HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ~ Learn SketchUp 3D modeling & visualization software with Greg Braun
   Three-dimensional design & modeling using  Sketchup.
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 10AM – 4PM @ Fab Lab DC.  Registration required.
    Click here for more information & to sign up.
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• An Evening with Greg Braun ~ Rendering in 3D
  A Presentation + Q & A Session 
   Join us for a presentation by artist, designer, and instructor, Greg Braun.
   Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 7PM  @ Fab Lab DC.  Registration required.
   For more information and to register, click here.
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Fab Club! With St. Albans School
  January – March 2013
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Past Events 2012 ~

November 2nd, 7:30PM

New Media Culture in Architecture and Design by Jonathan Grinham, Architect/Instructor/Artist Jonathan’s designs track themes in digital fabrication, para-metrics, kinetics and interactive environments. During this evening presentation, we’ll learn about Jonathan’s work and upcoming projects, including the Solar Decathlon and the role of “appliance architectures” in shaping the social and environmental fabric of space.  His talk will explore how the new media culture has become an integral part of the design process of architects and designers, sparking a re-emergence of computationally embedded, responsive environments.

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November 3rd and 4th

Arduino Weekend Workshop with Jonathan Grinham Click here for details and registration. Sign up for Fab Lab DC‘s Arduino Weekend* to learn about the new open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Advance registration is required. The hands-on Ardiuno Workshop, by Jonathan Grinham, begins Saturday @ 10AM &continues Sunday from 11AM – 4:30PM.  You’ll learn how Arduino works & the many things it can do.  Bring your laptop and download open source software. Enrollment fee includes materials & supplies including your own Arduino kit! *Also included with registration to the hands-on Arduino Weekend workshop is admission to our Friday evening Speaker Series’ presentation: New Media Culture in Architecture and Design by Jonathan Grinham. Stay tuned for more upcoming Fab events & programs @ Fab Lab DC.

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Symposium: Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

November 8 and 9, 2012

Panel “Digital Fabrication: Implications for Craft and Community”: Neil Gershenfeld, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms; Phyllis Klein, Fab Lab DC; Stuart Kestenbaum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Held in conjunction with the exhibition 40 under 40: Craft Futures.

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Beyond Access Technology Fair, October 1, 2012 

Organized by Christine Prefontaine, Facilitating Change Fab Lab DC ~ Presentation and Demonstration: Digital Fabrication District Architecture Center 421 7th Street NW, Washington DC

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Kelly Rand, Sara Dick, and Christine Ernest  

will talk about their new book!  October 2nd, 2012, 7pm, Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning, Running and Growing Your Crafty Biz

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Betascape:  A weekend long Art & Technology Exploratorium in Baltimore, MD, September 22nd & 23rd, 2012

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Summit of Awesome by Hello Craft ~ Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The Summit of Awesome is an annual conference that brings together crafters and makers from across the U.S. to learn, grow, and be prosperous in today’s economy.

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Adventures in Designing & Rapid Prototyping ~ 4 x 6

Digitally fabricated designs by CUA’s School of Architecture Students, Mike Bollino, Stacey Carbone, Ryan Horton, Toni Lem, Charlotte Styer, and Michelle Ticar, with their instructor Ryan McKibbin.  CUA Architecture Students are preparing for their submission to the upcoming Solar Decathlon. By appointment:  fab(at)fablabdc.org

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Eric Mill  : Using the Kinect with Processing

The main focus of this workshop will be on skeleton tracking. The Kinect can detect three dimensional shapes,
especially humans, and track humans’ head, neck, arms, hands, joints, etc.  
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Special thanks to Melanie Stegman and Rita Shewbridge for their inspirational presentations!

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Intro to Rhino by Kashuo Bennett’s @ Fab Lab DC.

Look for more workshops on our Calendar page and/or subscribe >>>>>>.

Kashuo Bennett with Rhino workshop participants @ Fab Lab DC.

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2012 USA Science and Engineering Expo , Check out the pictures from the event at our Facebook page.

USA Science and Engineering Fest News:
http://www.tmt.org/news-center/inventors-entrepreneurs-and-makers-all-things-technical-and-scientific-will-find-amazing
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We had a great time with the children from the Perry School After School Program!

Special thanks to Alicia Cosnahan and Lylie Fisher.
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Fab Lab DC @ DCWEEK = more awesome happenings!

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Fab Lab DC brings MIT’s Mobile Fab Lab to the 24-Hour City Project at the National Building Museum – 5th and 6th June, 2011, Washington, DC

FAB LAB DC brings the Mobile Fab Lab @ the National Building Museum for the 24-hour Project in conjunction with the Intelligent Cities Conference and Kashuo Bennett’s Team.

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