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College Fab Lab Proto Space

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College Fab Lab Proto Space

  1. 1. An Introduction to ProtoSpace, FabLab Utrecht 17 december 2008
  2. 2. Digital Revolutions communication computation fabrication
  3. 3. Basis of the revolutions Treshold Error reduction
  4. 4. Past
  5. 5. Present
  6. 6. Future
  7. 7. Origin of FabLab • Class “How to make (almost) anything” Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, director of CBA
  8. 8. Personal fabrication Examples
  9. 9. Book by Gershenfeld
  10. 10. First FabLab: Boston
  11. 11. FabLabs worldwide India Norway fabrication and instrumentation divide Costa Rica South Afrika
  12. 12. FabLabs Netherlands Utrecht Amsterdam Den Haag Enschede io Texel io Tilburg/Eindhoven io Groningen io Rotterdam io Dordrecht io
  13. 13. Think global, act local
  14. 14. FabCharter • Mission • Access • Education • Responsibility • safety • cleaning up • operations
  15. 15. Machines in a FabLab Milling machine Laser cutter Video conferencing Vinyl cutter system Milling machine
  16. 16. Microcontrollers
  17. 17. Machines creating machines DIY 3D printer (RepRap)
  18. 18. Share Ideas Designs Knowledge Train your peers Just in time education
  19. 19. Innovation Open Closed RepRap Drymate
  20. 20. Bottom-up Invention Job creation Problem solving Education Education Empowerment Empowerment Empowerment
  21. 21. FabLab Empowers your Creativity
  22. 22. FabAcademy How To Make (Almost) Anything MAS 863 How To Make (almost) Anything Mondays 1:00-4:00 E15-135 Application People Schedule: • 9/8: introduction • 9/15: vinylcutter, lasercutter • 9/22: no class (MIT student holiday) section: CAD, CAM • 9/29: PCB fabrication, board stuffing • 10/6: microcontroller programming • 10/13: no class (Columbus Day) section: PCB design • 10/20: 3D scanning and printing • 10/27: input devices • 11/3: waterjet cutter, NC mill, router • 11/10: no class (MIT holiday) section: modeling • 11/17: output devices • 11/24: molding • 12/1: networking and communications • 12/8: final project preparation • 12/15: final project presentations
  23. 23. ProtoSpace
  24. 24. Movie • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Xotvoou1RJs

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