Many Nova Labs members are part of the team that runs this event, and have spent months planning and preparing for it. In addition, many Nova Labs members are exhibitors at the faire, sharing their projects, giving talks, and volunteering to help the event run smoothly.
We all hope you enjoyed the event and will come back next year, but you don’t have to wait that long to get another dose of making! Nova Labs is a community and there’s something for practically everyone, whether you’re a beginner or expert, into crafts or technology, woodworking or metalworking, additive (3D printing) or subtractive (CNC machining) manufacturing… the list goes on!
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You don’t need to be a member of Nova Labs to attend talks, or visit open events such as our bi-weekly Friday game-night. But, you do need to join us on Meetup so you can see upcoming events, and RSVP for the ones you want to attend: https://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/
If you want to take classes on the safety and general usage of tools at Nova Labs, or attend events in the workshops (such as the open Blacksmithing times that have started recently), you must attend a “Green Safety Level Orientation” session. These happen several times a month and give you an overview on the membership structure and basic safety considerations for being at Nova Labs.
You’ll do this as part of the Green Safety class mentioned above, but all machine signoffs are tracked via an account on the Nova Labs website.
In addition, you can sign up for one of our many email listservs on topics ranging from woodworking, 3D printing, CNC, laser cutting, textile crafts, IT security, STEM and kids, robotics, etc.