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The Fab Foundation was formed  to facilitate and support the growth of the international fab lab
network through the development of regional Fab Foundations and organizations.

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A Fab Lab In Three Words

 


 

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  • Dr. Neil Gershenfeld is the creator of the Fab Lab concept and director of the Center for Bits and Atoms.

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  • "Fab Lab" is an abbreviation for Fabrication Laboratory.
  • A basic Fab Lab is comprised of a group of off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools, wrapped in open source software developed by researchers at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms.  
  • Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs

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According to MIT, there are 100+ MIT Fab Labs in production around the world.

 


 

 


 

 


 

The Fab Academy is the distributed education platform of the worldwide network of Fab Labs.

 

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Equipping a FabLab

The labs cost between $50,000 and $100,000 to set up. Here's what's inside.

 

 

 

 


 

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FabLab Inventory

This inventory is available here from the FabFoundation.

 

 

 


 

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Ready-to-go Projects

Just what you need to start work with your ShopBot and begin to learn about the possibilities of CNC.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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The miniFabLab explores affordable desk-top fabbing machines and how to start a FabLab for $10-20k.

 

 


 

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Gain from the experience of working and visiting other labs for 10 simple suggestions for who's thinking about to build a FabLab.

 

 


 

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How to set up a FabLab in 7 days with 4 people and about $7,000 by Harmen G. Zijp / FabLab Amersfoort.

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