Fablab Amsterdam

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Fablab Amsterdam presentation for the Future of Digital Cities conference at Futur en Seine, 6th of June 2009, Paris.

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  • My name is Frank Kresin; I work at Waag Society as Programme Manager, responsible for new projects in Health Care, Public Domain and Sustainability.
  • Fablab Amsterdam

    1. 1. FABLAB AMSTERDAM Frank Kresin [email_address]
    2. 2. WAAG SOCIETY <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Create and Deploy Technology </li></ul><ul><li>for Social Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Research into Technology, Behaviour and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Pilots and Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Staging Public Interventions and Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Incubation and Spin-off Products </li></ul>
    3. 3. CREATIVE RESEARCH <ul><li>Collaborations between </li></ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul><ul><li>Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Artists & Scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Publish or Perish => Demo or Die </li></ul>
    4. 5. FAB LAB <ul><li>Mission Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication. </li></ul><ul><li>Access You can use the Fab lab to make almost anything (that doesn't hurt anyone); you must learn to do it yourself, and you must share use of the lab with other uses and users. </li></ul><ul><li>Education Training in the fab lab is based on doing projects and learning from peers; you're expected to contribute to documentation and instruction. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Neil Gershenfield about Fab Lab http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/neil_gershenfeld_on_fab_labs.html
    6. 7. OPEN CONTENT OPEN SOFTWARE OPEN HARDWARE
    7. 10. Phidget Interface kit Light sensor Rotation sensor Slider RFID tagged objects RFID reader
    8. 11. Exploring Interaction with Sensors
    9. 13. Rapid Prototyping Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bfz9L05maE
    10. 14. Personal Power Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/personal-powerPlant/
    11. 16. SelfCity Wearable http://fablab.waag.org/selfcity
    12. 17. MooiMuis http://fablab.waag.org/mooimuis/
    13. 18. Prosthetics Workshop http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/node/1943
    14. 19. ChocoPI http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/node/1719/ & http://chocopi.blogspot.com/
    15. 20. PRINCIPLES <ul><li>The best producer is the actual user </li></ul><ul><li>He/she can learn to build almost anything </li></ul><ul><li>Share blueprints & stand on the shoulders of others </li></ul><ul><li>A network of Fablabs over the world (more than 60) </li></ul><ul><li>Connected by video links </li></ul>
    16. 21. CineGrid Workshop Frank Kresin http://fablab.waag.org/

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