What we're about

The NOVA Makers Meetup group is dedicated to creating and supporting a Maker community in Northern Virginia. Everyone with a passion and interest in making things is welcome to join! We have many hobbyists, inventors, and small businesses here who use our woodshop, metalshop, laser cutter lab,3d printing, drone/robotics/electronics zone, thermoformer, and jewelry/stained glass/leatherworking/arts studio. For more information visit our website https://www.nova-labs.org/

Upcoming events (4+)

3D_S: SLA-LCD High Resolution 3d Printer Sign Off - Online

Online event

Nova Labs has a new fleet of LCD-based SLA 3D Printers: Phrozen Sonic 4K machines. SLA printing is much higher resolution than our FDM machines, and the LCD process is a good bit faster than laser SLA. These machines can be used to print jewelry or miniatures with a resolution of ~ 50 microns, but the prints do require a bit of post-processing before use. These machines are great for prints that are small but require more detail than the FDM machines can provide.

If you are interested in learning about this exciting technology and getting signed off on the equipment please join us ONLINE only. Please disregard the event status here on Meetup -- Sign up through the Nova Labs Events Portal: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4601778

Note: This class does not cover the Form Labs Form 3 SLA 3d printer (located at 1930 annex) which is a separate sign off.

**Refund and Events Policy: https://www.nova-labs.org/class-and-event-policies/ Please arrive at this safety class on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may not be able to take the class and there will not be a refund or rescheduling.

Sign up through the Nova Labs Events Portal: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4601778

ST: Technical Literacy for Kids

Nova Labs (Woodshop)

$10.00

Kids learn to use tools, to fix things, about materials, and how real things work by doing and fixing and exploring. This is the inaugural event of 2 kids programs for the summer!

Technical Literacy for Kids: Ages 9 to teens

Ever wonder why so many young adults can't fix things or have no skills with even simple tools. Well, this is an opportunity to get motivated to learn the tools they'll need to be handy around the house as adults. Not to mention competitive teams and art/science classes where they have to build something to age an A. What about the self-empowerment that comes with knowing how to fix things? That's what this summer program will focus on. Getting comfortable with tools and fixing things.

Totally free form like our adult meetups. Get introduced, return to our open office events to practice and grow the skills.

Safety: Closed toed shoes required in woodshop!

RSVP: Space, tools, safety policy, attention, and mentors means we need to limit size of class. Parents need to stay in the woodshop for ages 9-15.

ST: Technical Literacy for Kids

Nova Labs (Woodshop)

$10.00

Kids learn to use tools, to fix things, about materials, and how real things work by doing and fixing and exploring. This is the inaugural event of 2 kids programs for the summer!

Technical Literacy for Kids: Ages 9 to teens

Ever wonder why so many young adults can't fix things or have no skills with even simple tools. Well, this is an opportunity to get motivated to learn the tools they'll need to be handy around the house as adults. Not to mention competitive teams and art/science classes where they have to build something to age an A. What about the self-empowerment that comes with knowing how to fix things? That's what this summer program will focus on. Getting comfortable with tools and fixing things.

Totally free form like our adult meetups. Get introduced, return to our open office events to practice and grow the skills.

Safety: Closed toed shoes required in woodshop!

RSVP: Space, tools, safety policy, attention, and mentors means we need to limit size of class. Parents need to stay in the woodshop for ages 9-15.

ST: Technical Literacy for Kids

Nova Labs (Woodshop)

Kids learn to use tools, to fix things, about materials, and how real things work by doing and fixing and exploring. This is the inaugural event of 2 kids programs for the summer!

Technical Literacy for Kids: Ages 9 to teens

Ever wonder why so many young adults can't fix things or have no skills with even simple tools. Well, this is an opportunity to get motivated to learn the tools they'll need to be handy around the house as adults. Not to mention competitive teams and art/science classes where they have to build something to age an A. What about the self-empowerment that comes with knowing how to fix things? That's what this summer program will focus on. Getting comfortable with tools and fixing things.

Totally free form like our adult meetups. Get introduced, return to our open office events to practice and grow the skills.

Safety: Closed toed shoes required in woodshop!

RSVP: Space, tools, safety policy, attention, and mentors means we need to limit size of class. Parents need to stay in the woodshop for ages 9-15.

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3D_S: FDM 3d Printer 101 Sign Off-Online Only

Online event

$30.00

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