March 31, 2021
Two Serenity-themed embroidered patches

A maker’s embroidery journey

Editor's note: Scott Smith recently took the new multi-part CNC Machine Embroidery signoff class offered in our Crafter's Cove area. The class covers Hatch, a software […]
March 29, 2021
A custom cast die in blue resin.

Custom cast dice

Editors note: Steve Fritzinger is Nova Labs' composites area steward, and teaches a variety of classes including molding and casting (as part of the composites area), […]
February 28, 2021
Braiding machine in action in animated GIF form

Made at Nova Labs – Filament Braider

Ed. note: Bo Wernick is a long-time Nova Labs member and runs his business, Theta Composites, from the Nova Labs Innovation Center. He has a degree […]
February 28, 2021
Schematic for a telescope tracking mount

German Equatorial star tracking mount

By Justace Clutter Like some of you, I came to Nova Labs to help realize a project that I have wanted to complete for some time. […]
January 26, 2021

A belated secret Santa gift for a Texans fan

Editor's note - Nova Labs member Scott Smith created this mixed-media gift as a secret Santa present. He was kind enough to share photos and some […]
January 22, 2021
Billy Ray on the flight line at a grass airstrip.

The George Washington University’s Design, Build, Fly Team at Nova Labs

Early in January, Nova Labs hosted The George Washington University’s Design, Build, Fly team for a RC model aircraft build. While GW’s shops have been closed, […]
December 1, 2020
Facehugger mask on the maker

Facehugger Mask

Facehugger Mask By Patrick Marstall The Nova Lab’s Slack channel is a wonderful source for good information on what’s going on, how members can volunteer, or […]
December 1, 2020
Nearometer project

How Well Can You Judge 6 Feet?

How Well Can You Judge 6 Feet? By Nick Carter COVID19….. SOCIAL DISTANCING….. HOW WILL NOVA LABS OPEN SAFELY? This was on everyone’s minds in June, […]
November 30, 2020
Takacs glider bench finished on the porch

Glider Bench

Glider Bench by CJ Takacs Editors note: This project was completed at CJ’s home workshop. Pressure treated wood is not allowed on Nova Labs equipment. “Honey, […]