What is a Fab Lab?
Fab Lab is the educational outreach component of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), an extension of its research into digital fabrication and computation. A Fab Lab is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. A Fab Lab is also a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators- -a knowledge sharing network that spans 30 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.
Fab13, the annual meeting of the international Fab Lab network, travels to Santiago, Chile in 2017 for a weeklong celebration of digital fabrication starting July 30, 2017.
Members of the Fab Lab Network should watch for a separate email soon with the early, early bird registration code for Fab13. Fab Labs and their students and users are given first priority, but friends and family are always welcome. If you need a registration code and aren't an active member of the network, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation. Be sure to register before March 30 to get the Early Early Bird pricing