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The #FabLabs : 10 Questions, 1,000 Answers !

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A brief overview of the top-10 questions asked by novices when talking about #Fab Labs.

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The #FabLabs : 10 Questions, 1,000 Answers !

  1. 1. Fab Labs ? 10 Questions, 1,000 Answers ! MARC DUCHESNE • SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIES BUILDER • MAI 2013 Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  2. 2. What is a Fab Lab ? Fab Labs are a global network of local laboratories which boost the creativity by providing access to digital fabrication tools. image : www.gaite-lyrique.netsource : imaginationforpeople.org Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  3. 3. Who attends the Fab Labs ? Everybody. Fab Labs are available as a community resource, offering access-free tools to individuals, and specific programs under registration to individuals or enterprises. image : www.iaacblog.comsource : imaginationforpeople.org Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  4. 4. Who runs the Fab Labs ? To date, Fab Labs around the World are operated either by groups of individuals, universities, or public-private clusters. image : http://fablabbcn.org/ Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  5. 5. What to do in a Fab Lab ? On-demand manufacturing and quick modification of goods (books, decorative items, tools, etc..), and rapid prototyping of unique things. image : www.fablabsd.orgsource : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  6. 6. How to operate a Fab Lab ? In France, most of the Fab Labs are sported by associations made of individuals, businesses, and government agencies. image : www.bruplus.irisnet.be Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  7. 7. Where to host a Fab Lab ? Fab Labs can be installed in any easily accessible room at safety standards, offering enough space to accommodate equipments, users and visitors, in nice, comfortable conditions. image : www.bibliotecapleyades.net Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  8. 8. A Fab Lab, with what ? MIT Fab Labs do support diverse fabrication activities by utilizing compact computer-controlled fabrication tools, to cut, drill, machine, engrave, and slice most non-metallic materials in different forms and sizes : Laser cutter/ engraver, 3D-printer, CNC mill, Vinyl cutter, etc. Fab Labs also sports Electronics stations : Arduino electronic kits, soldering irons, hand tools for electronics assembly, etc. image : cucfablab.org Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  9. 9. Fab Labs : OK ? The Fab Lab’ concept totally wreaks havoc all the classic patterns: end of planned obsolescence, collaborative creation of usual objects, self- efficiency in the Third World, etc. image : www.fablab-berlin.org Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  10. 10. Fab Labs : No OK ? The Fab Lab Charter forbids the fabrication of weapons and any other dangerous objects (plastic guns...), and the replication of existing products for commercial use (illegal copy). image :“In the Line of Fire”, 1993, Columbia Pictures Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
  11. 11. When do we start ? You’ve got the motivation, the team, the money ? Then let’s start your Fab Lab today ! There’s so many things to MAKE ! image : http://www.stephanengl.com Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
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  13. 13. Quick Start Guide : http://www.fablabinternational.org http://wiki.fablab.is http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab http://blog.makezine.com/2011/11/11/fablab- what-would-you-make Tuesday, July 16, 13 #
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  15. 15. Marc Duchesne +33 681 330 960 marc.duchesne@me.com skype : miniotdr twitter : mduchesn Tuesday, July 16, 13 #

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