Xibo and External Pushing

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax VA (Classroom 2)
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    Do you have a "junk drawer"? One that is crammed with all manner of objects, from kitchen knives and crayons, to misplaced toys and Grandma's dentures? In this hands- on class, you will work with a professional organizer to learn the skills necessary to tackle your own junk drawer. 

    Participants MAY choose to bring photos of their own problem drawers, whether the drawer is in the kitchen, bathroom, or office. Participants may also submit photos to the instructor via email ahead of time: crystal.thurber@nova-labs.org 

    About the instructor:

    Crystal Thurber is the owner, founder, and solutions finder of Compassionate Decluttering LLC, and has been in business since 2017. She has over 30, five-star reviews on Angie's Leads. You can learn more about her on her website:
    www.CompassionateDeclutteringLLC.com,
    check out her YouTube teaching videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUpFZttC3Fe5WyAa2KpmS1w/videos

    Open to children: no

    Required safety equipment: masks must be worn, over mouth and nose.

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, 1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA
    • 10
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    20 years of educating, Melanie Cameron brings educators a Back-to-School treat.

    Public, Private, Charter, Homeschool, and Educators guiding the minds of Preschool - High School Diploma are welcome to attend this FREE laser cutting course that directly benefits your classroom. Ms. Cameron will laser cut in white foam board the letters A to Z and the numbers 0 to 9 and a name sign of the Educator's last name. While demonstrating the power of our CO2 lasers we will also tour the power of Nova Labs in supporting educators in the area. Educators walk away with letters and name sign.

    Please add in notes where you are an educator. Pass the word to other educators!

    Individual schools or groups of educators may request a group class with 5 participants as a minimum.

    Class Title - Educators on Fire FREE Laser Class, Foam Board : ABC's, 123's, and a Custom Name Sign
    20 years of educating, Melanie Cameron brings educators a Back-to-School treat.
    Public, Private, Charter, Homeschool, and Educators guiding the minds of Preschool - High School Diploma are welcome to attend this FREE laser cutting course that directly benefits your classroom. Ms. Cameron will laser cut in white foam board the letters A to Z and the numbers 0 to 9 and a name sign of the Educator's last name. While demonstrating the power of our CO2 lasers we will also tour the power of Nova Labs in supporting educators in the area. Educators walk away with letters and name sign. Please add in notes where you are an educator. Pass the word to other Educators! Class size limit: 12. Individual schools or groups of Educators may request a group class with 5 participants as a minimum.

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    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, Inc. 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax City, VA 22030 (Classroom 1)
    • 5
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    Got a laser project but don’t know where to start? Too many videos on RDWorks and LightBurn?

    The sheer amount of tutorials can be overwhelming. Nova Labs is best known for its philosophy of DIT (Do It Together)... so let’s get you makers making with lasers fast! In Laser 102, we learn RDWorks and Lightburn together and how they apply to our Nova Labs CO2 Lasers in two hours or less. We use basic shapes, images, and text to learn how to prepare artwork, choose order of operations, and learn the basics of cutting and engraving with simple scalable vector graphics in RDWorks and Lighburn. Graphics Design experience is not necessary. The goal of this class is to learn how to use the CNC software in order to cut with the CO2 lasers so you can get the lasers working for you. The goal of this class is not advanced graphics and laser techniques design, which is “Laser 201 Advanced Software Techniques and Test Cards.”

    Students will test cut various materials with simple shapes. There is no “takeaway” product, but students are welcome to take away the things they make.

    What to Bring: Students may bring their own computers with LightBurn and/or RDWorks downloaded (must be done prior to class beginning). Students may bring SVG files on USB if they have a project in mind already. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas or photos for types of projects they will mainly focus on making with lasers.

    Instructor Melanie Cameron: Florist, Laser Cutter, Maker, Teacher, and Theater Geek, Ms. Cameron loves instructing and making at Nova Labs. Let’s play with fire! I mean... lasers!

    Prerequisite: Laser 101

    *Note: This is not a signoff class. Laser 101 Red Tool Safety signoff is required in order to take this class.

    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • *Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Crafter's Cove)
    • 2
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    Time to get those sewing projects realized that require something beefier than a home sewing machine.
    Come learn to use the industrial sewing machine which sews a range of materials from light cotton to heavy canvas or several layers of leather.

    All materials provided.
    - Put the finishing touches on your embroidery machine projects.
    - Finally, finish up that heavy quilt that you've been thinking of making.

    Sign off: Consew Industrial Sewing Machine

    Prerequisite: none

    Instructor: Kathy McCabe

    Age Restriction: Red tool. Must be age 16 or older for sign off. Use must always be supervised. Supervising adult must be signed off. The parent does not have to take the class with the student but must remain on the premises.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road. Fairfax City, VA 22030 (The Studio)
    • 6
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    How To Become A Plumber - Explore The Trades

    Got a leak or a drip? Learn some plumbing basics for home repairs. We’ll learn about tools, plumbing fittings, and types of plumbing lines, as well as some troubleshooting. There will be hands-on practice
    learning to solder copper pipe, how to connect plastic pipe, and using solderless, quick connect parts to do your own repairs.

    Tools and materials are provided but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own tools.

    Prerequisite: Age 16 or over

    Your instructor: Robin Renner and Bill St. Amant

    Robin Renner has 35 years experience as a carpenter, a contractor, and as a construction director for housing nonprofits. She has worked with hundreds of volunteers teaching and leading construction projects, everything from basic repairs to full whole house construction.  She has taught over 40 training classes ranging from drywall skills and general construction, to electrical and plumbing repairs, to healthy housing and safety.

    Bill St. Amant is a senior construction contractor and also teaches woodworking classes.

    Plumbing Tools Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock

     

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Nova Labs at 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Classroom 1)
    • 1
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    Learn how to engrave any project on wood with this project with techniques you'll learn in this class. Turn any wood project into a personalized gift. Practice by engraving a clear picture of your beloved pet, person, or thing on wood. Great holiday or sentimental gift.

    Attendees will start in a computer classroom setting, exploring techniques, tips, and tricks on how to get your picture ready for a clear engraving. They will then get instructor-led hands-on practice with the laser cutter on provided wood.

    Recommend you bring your own computer, but the classroom will provide computers as well if needed. Students should bring a photo of the object they wish to engrave and are welcome to discuss it with the instructor prior to the class.

    Minors under 16: Parents must also sign up and actively participate and supervise.

    Prerequisite: none. *However, Laser 101 is recommended for the best experience.

    Instuctor: Andrew Frank, andrew.frank@nova-labs.org

    Nova Labs previously announced this event on Meetup.com.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Studio in 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Have you ever wanted a set of dice that perfectly fit your personality of character, but just can’t find the right ones at the game store? Maybe you want a very specific D20 for your attack rolls? Or maybe you just really like shiny click clack math rocks and want to level up your collection? Why not learn how to make your own dice!

    This two-part, hands-on class will teach you the basics of making your very own set of sharp-edged dice! This skills covered in this class will consist of resin casting in a two-part mold, using a pressure pot to get crystal clear resin casts, sanding, polishing, and inking the numbers of your dice. If you wish to continue dice making, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about advanced techniques as well.

    This class will take place on two separate class times a week apart. Participants will leave with their own fully finished handmade dice set after the second class! There will be dice molds to use in class, as well as all other necessary materials covered.

    Prerequisite: While not required, to get most out of this class, we recommend you take the Mold Making and Plastics Casting 101 class, or have an understanding of using molds and epoxy resin casting.

    Instructor: Danielle Summerlin is the owner and dice maker behind Fatemaker Dice, and she has been making dice for 2 years. New to Nova Labs, but not new to crafting and making, she enjoys resin casting, sewing, and is always looking to learn new skills. Questions about the class? Email: fatemakerdice@gmail.com

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Nova Labs (The Studio), 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    • 5
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    This event will introduce the attendee to the basics of pin tumbler locksmithing via hands-on activities which will include:

    • key blank identification
    • key decoding
    • lock disassembly & reassembly
    • lock repinning
    • key copying machines
    • key origination machines
    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom 2)
    • 6
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    In Makers on Fire, middle school & high school home-school students will learn about the role of technology in the world while applying those principles to a variety of hands-on projects. This class focuses on the fundamental skills, processes and materials of technology:  the engineering design process, computer science, 3D design, rapid manufacturing and more.  Students will use laser cutters, microcontrollers, servos, program retro video games, learn to use the 3D printer and more!

    Teens enrolled in Makers on Fire can access MakerTeen Studio at half the regular rate. Teens must provide their own materials for Studio projects

    Scholarships available.  Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org apply.  

    Class meets weekly on Mondays on the following dates.

    Sept 12, 19, 26,
    Oct 3, 17, 24
    Nov 7, 14, 28
    Dec. 5, 12, 19

    If you register for this session, PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom 2)
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    Introducing MakerSchool’s newest offering, The MakerTeen Studio Hours.  This time is perfect for your teen that wants to discover making with their own projects and dreams with supervised mentorship.  Perfect for the maker who wants to make at their own pace.  MakerTeens can utilize 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC mills, woodworking, metalworking and more during this after school time.  

    Teens enrolled in Makers on Fire can access MakerTeen Studio at half the regular rate. Teens must provide their own materials for Studio projects

    Scholarships available.  Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org to apply.  

    Class meets weekly on Mondays on the following dates.

    If you register for this session, PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online event
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    Want to learn about the new makerspace, layout for the next phases, the new huge metal, wood, and laser shops? Join us for an informative and action-filled member meeting. 

    This is a very essential communication forum for all members.

    Please join us in-person in the Community Bay or online. You must register for this event to receive the Zoom event link via email and reminders!

    Agenda:
    - Board updates

    - Financial updates

    - NL 3.0 Updates

    News ----- Notes ---- Noticias ----- Remarques

    • Nova Labs makerschool Fall Classes are open. Member discount
    • Rockler member discount. 10% with memberID
    • Need help? Have questions? Contact the helpdesk at support@nova-labs.org or call via phone.
    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 7 Dec 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom 2)
    • 2
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    Fabiana Cesa, Nova Labs’ resident artist and maker, will journey with your student through a series of long-term projects that involve planning, design, art, engineering, technology, and the kitchen sink! Past Makerclass projects for this age group have been: creating historical dioramas, building aerodynamic planes, designing computer games and electronic devices, binding books, and creating toolboxes and racecars out of wood.

    Our makerclasses are designed to introduce your child to a variety of crafts, skills, and materials, while growing their planning and executive function skills. This class inspires a love of the maker process.

    Class meets weekly on Wednesdays on the following dates.

    Sept 28

    Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

    Nov 2, 9, 16, 30

    Dec. 7

    If you register for this class, PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom 2)
    • 8
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    Fabiana Cesa, Nova Labs’ resident artist and maker, will journey with your student through a series of long-term projects that involve planning, design, art, engineering, technology, and the kitchen sink! Past Makerclass projects for this age group have been: creating historical dioramas, building aerodynamic planes, designing computer games and electronic devices, binding books, and creating toolboxes and racecars out of wood.

    Our makerclasses are designed to introduce your child to a variety of crafts, skills, and materials, while growing their planning and executive function skills. This class inspires a love of the maker process.

    Class meets weekly on Thursdays on the following dates.

    Sept 29

    Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

    Nov 3, 10, 17,
    12/1, 12/8

    If you register for this class, PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

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