What is a Fablab?
A Fab Lab, or digital fabrication laboratory, is a place to play, to create, to mentor and to invent: a place for learning and innovation.
Fab Labs provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything.

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How to start a Fablab?
Join the Fablab Network, an international movement in personal fabrication. The cheapest and fastest method to get a Fablab is to buy and assemble it yourself. This approach does require some expertise on hand to help you set up, install, debug and train. Alternatively, the Fab Foundation offers turnkey solutions for establishing new Fablabs around the globe.

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Find a Fablab
The Fablab Network is an open, creative community of fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs and professionals located in more than 100 countries and 1,750 Fab Labs across the globe. Fablabs offer a wide range of educational programs for all age groups and professional digital fabrication services for various types of organizations.
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Getting started
Fablabs.io
Fablabs.io is a collection of online resources for the international Fab Lab community and is the current official list of Fab Labs that share the same principles, tools, and philosophy around the future of technology and its role in society.
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Who
Who is this platform for?
This is a human based design platform mainly for fabbers but we welcome any maker, hacker, DIY and amateur in digital fabrication that wants to create, collaborate and share projects and knoledge
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Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network of distributed laboratories for research and invention.
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Each lab has its own profile page which can be maintained and updated by its staff
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Key Features
  • Update your profile and avatar
  • Add a new Fablab to the global directory
  • Create a network of Fablabs for your region
  • Upload a project made by you or your Fablab
  • Join the Fablab community discussion groups
  • Access FabCloud services for project development

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projects.fablabs.io
Collaborate on projects from Fablabs around the world

Recent Projects

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Extension for the Bpex outside case that integrate a solar panel for energy sustainable electronic IOT sensors in the field. Fully parametric model designed to be 3D printed.

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A digitally fabricated bike parking designed and manufactured by the students of the BA in Architecture and Interior Architecture at SUPSI over two week seminars.

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Paw

Paw is an innovative video game controller. It is easy to use for any user, even first time players can pick it up and start playing the games immediately. The outcome of the project also includes two dedicated video games.

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Cork world map made on laser cutter and inserted into ikea picture frame.

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A quick project that generated our Sesons Greeting postcard. This publication is part of it. Following the spirit of our membership in the Distributed Design Market Platform and the support we got this year from Investwood - Valchromat, here is our small contribuition to Makers Christmas.

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This project describes the construction of an item of 2-storey storage furniture (dimensions: 52 x 50 x 25 [cm]).

Material used: Beech wood, depth = 5 mm.

Machines used: Laser-cutting machine.

News from the Fablab network
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Fablab Network Events

Fab15
FAB15 Egypt was a GREAT success. You can view all of the official photos from the FABulous week here.
Fabacademy
We're happy to announce that Applications to become a Host Node for Fab Academy 2020 are Now Open.
Fabricademy 2019
The new Fabricademy courses focus on sustainable textiles, fashion and wearables.