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Help Grow Fab Lab DC !!

FAB LAB DC

Help Grow Fab Lab DC !!

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Help Grow Fab Lab DC ~

Innovation, Education, Job Training, Business Incubation & New Product Development

Fab Lab DC now has a 'brick and mortar' location, donated computers, and a core group of dedicated volunteers!

What's missing?  

To become an operational Fab Lab, carry out the Fab mission, and offer programming, here is the wish list:

Fab equipment:  A laser-cutter , CNC router, computerized embroidery/sewing machine, digital projector, additional computers.

Tools:  Hand tools, measuring tools 

Supplies & materials:  Electronic components, vinyl, plexi, wood, paper, measuring tools.


In the spirit of MIT’s Fab Lab community outreach project, FAB LAB DC is bringing a high-tech, fabrication laboratory/community workshop to the heart of the Nation’s Capital to advance creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects. 

FAB LAB DC fosters the creative community by providing access to digital fabrication technology, rapid prototyping, and the global Fab Lab network. Fab Labs enable people to use technology to create, experiment and produce, shifting the paradigm away from people merely “consuming” technology toward using technology to create solutions. 

With a focus on life-long learning and emphasis on investigative teamwork, FAB LAB DC is planning a range of educational opportunities for people of all ages, including access to the international Fab Lab network and Fab Academy, which extend opportunities for information sharing, research, and broader social impact.

FAB LAB DC is for local community members, life-long learners, inventors, entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals.

Give ordinary people the right tools, and they will design and build the most extraordinary things. 

That’s the idea behind Fab Labs, which originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Bits and Atoms with the leadership of Professor Neil Gershenfeld.  

The Fab Lab project provides widespread access to modern means for invention. Fab Labs are community workshops that provide digital fabrication, 3D printing technology and educational resources (classes on technology, one-on-one instruction, immersive field trips from local schools) to the greater community.  These workshops enable people of all ages to use cutting-edge digital technologies to create and produce physical prototypes ~ if you can dream it, you can access tools to build it.  

Fab Labs strive to bring opportunity found in top-shelf universities to local communities, including under-privileged populations.  At these labs, local artisans have access to new materials and processes, tinkerers and engineers can experiment with groundbreaking technologies, and children gain exposure to a world of exciting possibilities and empowered imaginations.  At Fab Labs, ordinary citizens create solutions to everyday problems.  Fab Labs have seen success worldwide, spreading from inner-city Boston to rural India, from South Africa to the North of Norway, with projects tackling applications in areas including healthcare, agriculture, housing, and communications.

Your support will MAKE IT happen!  

 

Fab Lab DC was the inaugural winner of the Awesome Foundation DC prize.

 

 
Have questions about Help Grow Fab Lab DC !!? Contact FAB LAB DC

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FAB LAB DC

 About Fab Lab DC ~

 You Can Make It in DC !

Innovation, Education, Job Training, 

Business Incubation & 

New Product Development

 

In the spirit of MIT’s Fab Lab community outreach project, FAB LAB DC is a high-tech, fabrication laboratory/community workshop in the heart of the Nation’s Capital to advance creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects. 

FAB LAB DC fosters the creative community by providing access to digital fabrication technology, rapid prototyping, and the global Fab Lab network. Fab Labs enable people to use technology to create, experiment and produce, shifting the paradigm away from people merely “consuming” technology toward using technology to create solutions. 

With a focus on life-long learning and emphasis on investigative teamwork, FAB LAB DC is bringing a range of educational opportunities for people of all ages, including access to the international Fab Lab network and Fab Academy, which extend opportunities for information sharing, research, and broader social impact.

FAB LAB DC is for local community members, life-long learners, inventors, entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals.

 

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