Fab Academy 2014 – Open for Applications. EXTENDED TO 30th OF NOVEMBER!

Fab Lab Academy 2013 – Barcelona from Fab Lab Barcelona on Vimeo. A new edition of the world’s largest distributed campus on digital fabrication is here! The Fab Academy provides instruction and supervises investigation of mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication. Learn how to make (almost) everything with Professor Neil Gershenfeld and the Fab Lab […]


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Fab Heroes! The Final Presentations

So this is it, the end game, the final presentations! At this point the majority of the FabAcademy students will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to make almost anything !! Those who haven’t can claim to make anything … almost. Every student’s webpage tells a unique and personal journey in learning and making, […]

Ready, Fire, Aim!!

Fab Labs are places for ideas, invention, learning and sharing, perhaps the whole point is to come and be inspired by the culture and workspace. The Fab Lab Charter. They are places to nurture and develop inventions. So when it comes to protecting an invention in an ecosystem that has such open doors we can […]

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Applications and Implications

To bring us almost full circle, right back to where we started in the first week, we must “ plan and document a final project that integrates the range of units covered:” The task here runs parallel to our continued development of both our major projects and the group machine design projects. The task is […]

Group Mechanics

Week 15 is the last technical content week and is undertaken as a group project. Together in a Lab or as a distributed collaboration between labs, we must design anew or modify an existing machine. Our projects will be presented at the end of the semester along with our personal major projects. Previous groups have […]

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Processors to Network

Networks are in fashion – Hot topics include: Networked societies, peer to peer, new collaboration and sharing economies etc. But during this week we are getting down to basics and looking at the nuts and bolts of networked communication. “The task is to Build a wired and / or wireless network with at least two […]

Electrifying Things!

This week is about output devices. We assume that we have already got information in a micro-controller and we want to get it out and into the real world. The task is to “add an output device to a micro-controller board and program it to do something“. SAFETY WARNING ! .. We talked about a […]

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