• WW_S: Bandsaw safety sign-off (Members-Only)

    Nova Labs

    $75.00

    ** Important: You must register and pay for the event on the Nova Labs event site at https://novalabs.wildapricot.org/event-4248484 Space is limited. **

    You must be a current, active member to attend this event.

    This class, in addition to Green Orientation (GO), is required in order to use the bandsaw without supervision.

    This hands-on class will teach students the basics of the NL woodshop bandsaws. The class period is first spent discussing and demonstrating bandsaw anatomy, safety principles and practices, and rules of the road. The remainder of the class period is spent on several hands-on exercises for rip, cross, and freehand cutting as well as resawing. If time allows, exercises may include cutting irregularly shaped objects like logs (or lawgz, if you're from the South).

    This class is required for everyone, regardless of experience level. Students who demonstrate suitable skill and knowledge at the conclusion of the class will be signed off immediately.

    Tool Sign-off: All Bandsaws (Rikon, General, Laguna)
    Prerequisites: Nova Labs Green Orientation (GO!)*
    Mandatory Safety Dress Code: Wear closed-toed shoes, and no loose clothing. Things that present an "entanglement hazard", like long hair or dangly jewelry should be tied back or removed. Must wear a mask at all times and must bring your own safety glasses.

    *You may take this class before taking GO but you may not use the tools listed except when supervised by a certified adult or key member until GO is complete. You have 30 days to take GO or the sign-off is forfeited.

  • EL: Robotics Group Online Meetup

    Online event

    Please sign up for this event on our new events portal. https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4205509

    There's a big community interested in Robotics within Nova Makers. This group meeting is for those people with projects and questions. If you're experienced with robotics, come over too - we need answers to all the questions!

    We try to schedule one vendor or other speaker presentation for each meeting and then leave the rest for open discussion or work on your projects. Bring your robotics projects (in any state, even napkin sketches). We can do anything from learning where to start - to talking about robotics specifics.

    We meet the first and third Saturday each month.

  • WW_S: Bandsaw safety sign-off (Members-Only)

    Nova Labs

    $75.00

    ** Important: You must register and pay for the event on the Nova Labs event site at https://novalabs.wildapricot.org/event-4248485 Space is limited. **

    You must be a current, active member to attend this event.

    This class, in addition to Green Orientation (GO), is required in order to use the bandsaw without supervision.

    This hands-on class will teach students the basics of the NL woodshop bandsaws. The class period is first spent discussing and demonstrating bandsaw anatomy, safety principles and practices, and rules of the road. The remainder of the class period is spent on several hands-on exercises for rip, cross, and freehand cutting as well as resawing. If time allows, exercises may include cutting irregularly shaped objects like logs (or lawgz, if you're from the South).

    This class is required for everyone, regardless of experience level. Students who demonstrate suitable skill and knowledge at the conclusion of the class will be signed off immediately.

    Tool Sign-off: All Bandsaws (Rikon, General, Laguna)
    Prerequisites: Nova Labs Green Orientation (GO!)*
    Mandatory Safety Dress Code: Wear closed-toed shoes, and no loose clothing. Things that present an "entanglement hazard", like long hair or dangly jewelry should be tied back or removed. Must wear a mask at all times and must bring your own safety glasses.

    *You may take this class before taking GO but you may not use the tools listed except when supervised by a certified adult or key member until GO is complete. You have 30 days to take GO or the sign-off is forfeited.

  • EL: NVIDIA Jetson GPU Online Meetup

    Online event

    Please sign up on our events portal.
    https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4205510

    Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/91279360121?pwd=MHloazBWdis1S3pZcDFUVnlCTElYZz09

    The NVIDIA Jetson Interest Group is interested in understanding and using the NVIDIA Jetson GPUs (TK1, TX1 and TX2). These GPUs are specialized pieces of hardware that can do high speed image processing as well as execute the newest neural networks. They are designed for low power operation so they can be used in embedded systems like cars, robots and drones.

    In fact the Nvidia Jetson TX1 is the chip that powers the amazing Skydio drone (https://www.skydio.com/). This drone does all of its maneuvering using a series of 6 pairs of navigation cameras and a ton of video/image processing on the TX1. There is a 13th camera to record the user and I suspect it is processed by the TX1 as well.

    The TX2 chip is at the heart of the Open Source Robotics Foundation's robot stereo camera system: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NCimNJTRP6g3ESWhmaqi4t3dOprq7Yvne_JLeCTt3io (on GitHub https://github.com/osrf/ovc).

    While this group is initially looking at the NVIDIA Jetson family of GPUs, most of our discussions will be completely general and appropriate to anyone interested in programming or using NVIDIA GPUs of any flavor.

  • LC_P: Laser Cut Rubber Stamp Project

    Nova Labs

    $40.00

    SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. EVENT IS NOT CLOSED. SIGN UP AT OUR NEW EVENTS PORTAL --> https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4248486

    Learn to design Laser Cut Rubber Stamps with this hands-on class using free software. Students will be able to personalize their stamps with favorite designs of their own. Attendees will start in a computer classroom setting, exploring techniques to design the stamp, then they will get instructor-led hands-on practice with the laser cutter equipment (Subject to COVID restrictions).

    Students will go through basic and intermediate Graphics software techniques, tips, and tricks for making great-looking stamps. All materials will be provided to make your own stamp including rubber, wood, and glue.

    It is recommended for students to bring their own computer, but the classroom will provide computers as well if needed (tell the instructor ahead of class). Students should bring an idea for the design to class and are welcome to discuss it with the instructor prior to the class. Google 'stamps' to get the ideas flowing!

    Minors under 16: Parents must actively participate and supervise

    Prerequisite: Laser 101 and/or 201 would be helpful.

  • EV: Makerspace Virtual Open House - Guided Tour/Q&A (Online)

    Come take a look and see if this is the space is for you. We'll take a guided tour of the makerspace, see what people do here. Get your questions about membership answered.

    Register to get the online link. https://portal.nova-labs.org/tour

    After registering at the above link, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • AC_S_P: CNC Machine Embroidery Sign Off ONE DAY INTENSIVE

    Nova Labs

    $180.00

    There are so many things you can create with Machine Embroidery - from customizing your own clothing to monograms, patches, applique, quilting and more!

    Attend this one day intensive to get signed off on the PFAFF Creative home embroidery machine and the Happy Voyager 12 head Industrial embroidery machine. Learn the Hatch Customizing software and everything else you need for successful embroidery projects.

    This class meets on Sunday - there will be a 45 min break at noon for lunch and a 15 min break in the afternoon. You must attend the full day of classes to get signed off on the machines. Make up classes will not be offered.

    YOU MUST BRING your own clean USB drive. It is recommended to bring a mouse and pad but not mandatory. Please bring snacks and a lunch as you see fit.

    To register for this class please follow this link: https://portal.nova-labs.org/sys/website/system-pages/?pageId=1075141

    Sign off: PFAAF Embroidery Machine, Happy Embroidery Machine

    Prerequisite: Nova Labs Green Orientation*

    Safety Dress Code: N/A

    Instructor: Karen Long - KLong on slack

    *You may take this class before taking GO but you may not use the tools listed except when supervised by a certified adult or key member until GO is complete. You have 30 days to take GO or the sign off is forfeited

    **Refund and Events Policy: https://www.nova-labs.org/class-and-event-policies/

    Class size is limited and masks are required.

  • WW_P: Essential Woodturning Skills

    Nova Labs

    $80.00

    ** Important: You must register and pay for the event on the Nova Labs event site at https://novalabs.wildapricot.org/event-4248487 Space is limited. **

    Turning is fun but requires practice. The goal of the class is to review, develop, and reinforce essential woodturning skills so students may approach future projects with confidence. Perfect for students who have had little or no lathe time since their signoff class, it is also a great refresher for those who haven't turned in a while. Lathe safety and proper tool techniques will be the focus when turning 2 class projects: a bud vase (spindle turning) and a hand mirror (end grain turning). All materials will be provided.

    Prerequisite: Woodturning Lathe Sign Off
    Safety Dress Code: Woodshop dress code enforced. Comfortable closed-toed shoes; natural fiber clothing (wool, cotton, leather); no loose clothing; and hair and beard tied back). Masks are required until further notice.

  • GO: New Member Orientation

    1930 Isaac Newton Square

    Join us, Rediscover the Joy of Making Things. GO class is your first stop after joining as a new member.

    SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. EVENT IS NOT CLOSED. SIGN UP AT OUR NEW EVENTS PORTAL --> https://portal.nova.lab.org/join

    -- New members get an introduction to community operations and policies.
    -- Get familiar with the tool sign off process.
    -- Complete onboarding requirements for entry into Nova Labs systems.
    -- Learn where to connect with key people and how to participate in volunteering.
    -- Get your new badge

    Sign off: GO sign off

    Information Session/Digital Tour: Need more information before applying for membership? Attend a live digital information session. Our digital tour guide can answer a lot of your basic questions so you can make a more informed decision to subscribe. Sign up at https://portal.nova-labs.org/tour.
    Alternatively: call the lab's phone number or email [masked].

    **New Members must Preregister for the Reservation Portal. Follow the steps you received in your registration confirmation email.

  • AC: Mending Monday

    Online event

    Please sign up for this event on the Nova Labs membership portal: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event

    Mending Mondays is an opportunity to gather to restore ripped seams, replace buttons, darn socks and otherwise restore rather than toss away favorite garments. We’ll sometimes re-purpose what can’t be mended into something new. To be clear, we’re not offering to repair your clothing. You’ll mend your own items; we’re providing space and occasional guidance.

    Passcode to enter zoom meeting:[masked]

  • 3D: 3D Printer Open Office Hours-Online

    Online event

    Join us on Zoom! Same link each week. Register to get the link. https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4239149

    We should have a big monitor up for virtual hangout/troubleshooting, and will also be in the Labs working on our machines.

    Under the present COVID conditions, there is no in-person meetup - we hope to resume as soon as possible.

    Anyone can join us ONLINE:

    Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4239149

    Work on your own 3d printer, learn more about 3d printing technology, or keep tabs on what we're up to at Nova Labs. We also welcome people who have already built or acquired their own printers to help others get theirs going, and show off their latest awesome prints.

    portal.nova-labs.org
    Nova Labs - Events
    Sign up through the new Events Portal: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4239149