Fab Lab Paramaribo - introduction

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Fab Lab Paramaribo - introduction; Pieter van der Hijden on behalf of the Fab Lab Paramaribo project team: John Watkin (Kab VP, project manager),
Pieter van der Hijden (Sofos Consultancy, consultant), Anand Kalpoe (AdeKUS/FTeW), Djoemarlan Kasanmoesdiran (Kab VP), Reina Raveles (Kab Pres).

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Fab Lab Paramaribo - introduction

  1. 1. 1SEMINAR ON MECHANISMS TO SUPPORT INNOVATION FOR SMES IN SURINAME& WORKSHOP: DESIGN AS A PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION11 AND 12 APRIL, 2013, PARAMARIBO, SURINAMEFAB LAB PARAMARIBO – INTRODUCTIONPIETER VAN DER HIJDEN(FABLAB@VICEPRESIDENT.GOV.SR)2013 – Fab Lab Paramaribo & Pieter van der Hijden - This work is licensed under a CreativeCommonsAttribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. AGENDA Context 3rd Industrial revolution How to make (almost) anything What is a Fab Lab? Tools! Services! Users! Added values! Fab Lab Paramaribo In three words2
  3. 3. CONTEXT: 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION3The Economist, 21 April 2012
  4. 4. CONTEXT: HOW TO MAKE (ALMOST) ANYTHING MIT – MassachusettsInstitute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms Prof. Neil Gershenfeld Course: How to make(almost) anything Outreach activity Set-up a simple and cheapdigital fabrication lab (50kUSD): Fab Lab Autonomous initiatives Now: 252 Fab Labs worldwide All over the world Since 11 Feb. 2013 inParamaribo4
  5. 5. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! Workspace with digitalproduction tools tomake (almost) anything 2d- & 3d-design 2d- & 3d-scanning 2d-vinyl cutter 2d-laser cutter /engraver 3d-printing 3d-milling Electronics Teleconferencing5
  6. 6. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 2d- & 3d-scanning6 From physical object tovirtual model
  7. 7. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 2d-laser cutter /engraverMaterials Wood Acrylic Fabric Cloth Leather Matte board Paper Rubber Fiber glass Plastic Cork Etc.7
  8. 8. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 3d-printing83D Print System with ZPrint 850Laptop withZPrint/ZEdit 7.15software, to adaptthe model and tocontrol the printerHardware: 3Dprinter ZPrinter 850,the real printerHardware: PowderRecycling Station(PRS), device toremove any excesspowderHardware:Workbench ZBench,workbench forpostprocessing ofthe products, e.g.hardening
  9. 9. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 3d-printing93d printer 3DTouch™ Education Pack
  10. 10. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 3d-printing  Printing houses from sandand water, Enrico Dini Airplane wing from carbonfiber Food printing Organic materials (skin!)10
  11. 11. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! 3d-milling, cutting,carving, drilling ormachiningMaterials Wood Plastic Foam Aluminium Etc.11
  12. 12. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! Electronics Arduino is an open-source electronicsprototyping platform Raspberry Pi – creditcard size computer thatplugs into tv & keyboard12
  13. 13. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? TOOLS! Teleconferencing13
  14. 14. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? SERVICES! Access to the tools Training, courses,workshops Advise on commercialfollow-up Participation ininternational projects Assisting new Fab Labs Consulting work Receiving visitors14
  15. 15. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? USERS!15UniversityCollegesMuseumCraftersCulturalcentreChamberofcommerceMin. oflabour &techn. Min. oftrade andindustryInternetproviderGeneralpublicEmployersass.ResearchinstitutesEmbassyBankBigcompanyNGOSupranationalsTechn.schoolsAdulteducationWomenmovementTrainingcentreConsultanciesGovern-mentLabourunionMinistryofeducationOther FabLabsDrawing byA. Fienieg -1992Individuals TinkerersResearchersInventorsPassers-bySchoolclassesCommunity groupsYouthgroupsSMEsNGOsFab Labcommunity
  16. 16. WHAT IS A FAB LAB? ADDED VALUES! Tools Designing and producing complex products(requiring various tools and materials) Services Empowering Learning organization New (personalised) products and services New jobs and/or enterprises International visibility and collaboration National and Caricom economy More internationally oriented More enterprising More innovative Users Collaborating, Co-designing, Co-producing Crosscultural Multidisciplinary International16Meejin Yoon: Defensive dressingKelly Dobson: Screambody
  17. 17. FAB LAB PARAMARIBO Initiated by the Vicepresident of the Republic of Suriname Implementation of policy on innovation and technology Budget 2013  Development plan 2012-2016  Constitution1987 Soft launch 11 February 2013 Member of the international Fab Lab community17
  18. 18. FAB LAB PARAMARIBO18Fab Lab Paramaribo – Actual statusTools Set of tools almost completedServices • Access to the tools plusbasic training• Developing full package• 2014• Fab Academy• Maker FaireCaribbean?• Outreach activitiesUsers Students first, other categoriesASAPFab Lab Paramaribo is located onDr. Sophie Redmondstraat 116-118, Paramaribo
  19. 19. IN THREE WORDSFab Lab in three words:http://bit.ly/bUoiNQ19
  20. 20. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Fab Lab Paramaribo Project Team: John Watkin (Kab VP, project manager) Pieter van der Hijden (Sofos Consultancy,consultant) Anand Kalpoe (AdeKUS/FTeW) Djoemarlan Kasanmoesdiran (Kab VP) Reina Raveles (Kab Pres) Website:http://fablab.vicepresident.gov.sr Email: fablab@vicepresident.gov.sr Address: Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 116-118, Paramaribo, Suriname20
  21. 21. REFERENCES Business model generation; a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers;Alexander Osterwalder et al.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken NJ, USA, 2010. CBA - The Center for Bits and Atoms; web site; http://cba.mit.edu/ Design Thinking for Educators; Design Team Riverdale Country School and IDEO; 2011. Fab Central; website; http://fab.cba.mit.edu/ Fab Lab Locations; FabWiki; website; http://wiki.fablab.is/wiki/Portal:Labs Fab; the coming revolution on your desktop; from personal computers to personal fabrication;Neil Gershenfeld; Basic Books, New York, USA, 2005. FabLab Business Models; presentation to the first Artilect FabLab Conférence; Peter Troxler;Toulouse, 20-23 October 2011. FabYearBook 2011; another year of growth; Ton Zijlstra (ed.); 2011. International Fab Lab Association; web site; http://www.fablabinternational.org Open design now; why design cannot remain exclusive; Bas van Abel et al.; Bis Publishers,Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010. Special report: Manufacturing and Innovation; The Economist; print edition 21 April 2012. The butterfly paper no.1; Sophie Koers; Butterfly Works; 2008.21

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