October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Nova Labs!

We love Halloween!  Why?  Well, a number of reasons.  Maybe enough to even make a list out of them: Carving pumpkins is an incredibly artistic/creative expression. […]
March 20, 2013

Doing the blast gate boogie

If you’re a woodworker, you know a good shop has all the tools and equipment you need, laid out in a space-efficient way. If you have […]
November 27, 2012

When a cool idea takes flight.

Bob and Ted have been busy again. While developing the upcoming Laser 102 course, Bob collaborated with Ted to build an enclosure for the Nova-Labs Twitter Switch. […]
October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

October 2, 2012

Sponsor Gears

We wanted to recognize some of the corporate sponsors who have stepped forward to support what we’re doing: Palantir School Factory Northern Virginia Community Foundation One […]
August 19, 2012

Tweaking your Printer

It happens with every 3D printer build group … people can’t leave good enough alone. And well they shouldn’t! Open hardware is all about tweaking, improving, […]
August 11, 2012

Layering Up from 2D to 3D

The idea of going from a 3D model to a layered object was intriguing to Leon and me. Knowing that Autodesk’s 123 Make was supposed to […]
August 11, 2012

Building On Others’ Successes

This beautiful project was only possible because of people building on prior successes. Leon calibrated the mirrors of the laser to get it back to where […]
August 4, 2012

Laser Cutting Possibilities!

Our 100 watt laser cutter goes by the nickname “Mongo” and we love her. While we’ve been learning to use her we’ve focused on a narrow […]