… Fab Lab, Makers Lab,
Technology Driven DIY
Excellent MIT course
“How to make almost anything”
Including 3D scanning and printing class
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld
The center for bits and atoms
This research roadmap is ultimately aiming
at a Star Trek-style replicator
A makerspace is a physical location where people
gather to share resources and knowledge, work on
projects, network, and build.
The makerspace emerged initially as a powerful
learning force in the nonacademic community.
Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning.
Makers Lab (Hackerspace)
innovation centers with tools for digital fabrication
collaborative - arts & sciences - multidisciplinary
Fab Lab - MIT “franchise”
Extension of MIT research into digital fabrication and
computation, public access for free is essential.
Fab Labs have to share a common set of tools and
Fab Foundation Fab Academy Fab Lab Inventory
Fab Foundation Mission
Mission: to provide access to the tools, the
knowledge and the financial means to
educate, innovate and invent using
technology and digital fabrication to allow
anyone to make (almost) anything, and
thereby creating opportunities to improve lives
and livelihoods around the world.
Maker Lab Financing
1. Membership Fees
4. Grants and Donations
5. Other income
Excellent book on
Author: Hod Lipson