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September 2017

CorelDraw for the Laser Cutter

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$15

Learn CorelDRAW! This 2 hour class will go from the very beginning into intermediate lessons. Learn the fundamental software skills that will enable you to use the laser printer here at IFL, and create your ideas with ease!

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December 2017

Holiday Maker Market 2017

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

Ho-ho-holy cow! Can you believe it’s almost that joyous time of year once again? That special season when we escape from the nipping cold through the warmth of family and friends, and we take a break from the hectic pace of our everyday lives to let them know just how much we care. In honor of the giving spirit, Idea Fab Labs is very pleased to announce our second annual HOLIDAY MAKER MARKET! This special event is an open opportunity…

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February 2018

Optical Illusions — The Works of Lucas Rodriguez

February 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

How do you decide what is real when you can’t trust your eyes? When form and depth become deceptive, how do you even know where you stand?   For our next gallery Idea Fab Labs is proud to present OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, a dazzling new collection of works from incubator artist LUCAS RODRIGUEZ that explore the shifting nature of perception and the plethora of parallel realities it can expose.   Well known for his vibrant and Rorschachian paintings, Lucas has pushed…

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April 2018

Lenses – The Works of Max Kokinakes

April 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

In this incomprehensibly-expansive existence of subjective realities we call life, the filter through which we perceive the world is just as important as what is perceived. For our next gallery exhibit, Idea Fab Labs is very pleased to host the debut of aspiring creator MAX KOKINAKES and his collection of works entitled “LENSES”. For months now Max has been toiling restlessly to assemble an artistic body of work that incorporates both his learned set of skills and his experimental aspirations,…

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June 2018

Taking Over: The Works of Christian V. Davila

June 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

Turn your eyes to the sky, spread your wings, and brace yourself for TAKING OVER, a new collection of uplifting pieces by CHRISTIAN V. DAVILA! For Idea Fab Labs’ next seasonal migration of fresh art, this crafter extraordinaire will be transforming our humble nest into a sanctuary for her whimsical yet graceful creations. Sculpted through methods both modern and ancient, then given the breath of life with a coating made from the recorded wisdom of many, these majestic creatures are…

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February 2019

Terraform: The Works of Elijah Pfotenhauer

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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Free

When a human reaches out to lay their mark on the physical world around them, it is inevitable that the world reaches back. For our next gallery exhibition, Idea Fab Labs is proud to present TERRAFORM, a new collection of works from artist ELIJAH PFOTENHAUER that explores this reciprocal and symbiotic relationship between individual and environment. Built from wooden bones and acrylic flesh, this body of work stands as a living reflection of it’s creator, offering a stunning glimpse into…

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“Wilder Than Wild” Film and Panel Discussion

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$5

Film and Panel Discussion this Thursday, 8pm at Chico Idea Fab Labs. The filmmaker of Wilder Than Wild will be present. Also in conversation will be James Maynard, retired Hotshot Firefighter and Paradise resident who stayed behind to defend his home. Along with Stephen Graydon, retired smoke jumper and featured in the film. (Tickets are listed at $5, but know that no-one will be turned away for lack of funds, the hope is to cover travel cost for the filmmaker from…

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March 2019

Arduino Day 2019 March 16th

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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About Arduino Day 2019 Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. It's a 24 hour-long event – organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino founders – that brings people together to share their experiences and learn more about the open-source platform. https://day.arduino.cc/ Who Can Participate? All user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, professionals, and newbies are welcome. Idea fab lab Would like to welcome all community members To Arduino Day. Being a maker space we are adaptable to…

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20 Year Anniversary of The Matrix: Film Discussion And Viewing

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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20 Year Anniversary of The Matrix: Film Discussion And Viewing 20 years to the day since The Matrix was debuted. We have never been the same. Bring your Morpheus glasses! Snack Bar will benefit 94.5 FM KWQA Maker Radio. Doors open at 8 pm, discussion of meaning and affect on society after 20 years at 8:30 viewing at 9 pm. $5 at the door/$3 in Matrix clothes. Facebook Event Link

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April 2019

NorCon Hacker Con

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Idea Fab Labs, 603 Orange St.
Chico, 95928
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$10.00

Norcon Hacking and Security Convention by Chicostart / growTECH / Idea Fab Labs Norcon: A hacker con by hackers, for hackers. Interested in learning how to hack? Want to understand coding fundamentals? This is your con! With over 600,000 jobs opening in the information security field, there is a strong need to hire people with the skills and competency to do the work. This con is one of the tools you can use to make yourself competitive in the market.…

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