The Nomadic Fab Lab is now On the Road!
In partnership with reallybigroadtrip.com, Fab Lab Adelaide is breaking out of the lab and hitting the road to bring digital fabrication and new technologies to regional South Australia.
“A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop which gives everyone in the community, from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into reality.” (Neil Gershenfeld, MIT)
Fab Lab Adelaide is a community inventors’ workshop offering digital fabrication on a personal scale, in which new products and creative works can be made. The lab is equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools including 3D printers, a laser cutter and a milling machine. Take a look at our films to find out more about the Lab.
The Fab Lab concept was originated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and there are now over 100 around the world. Fab Lab Adelaide is the first Australian-based participant in the international MIT Fab Lab network.
The Lab offers classes, themed workshops, drop-in sessions, one-to-one tuition, a regional outreach program and ‘maker sessions’.
What can I make at Fab Lab Adelaide?
Our machines are capable of a range of applications, from basic prototyping through to creating finished works. But to give you some inspiration, here are a few ideas:
- Small businesses can learn about and develop skills in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing
- Inventors and hobbyists can connect with like-minded people and see their ideas turned into tangible objects
- Artists can broaden and enhance their practice using our tools, and even create finished artworks using our laser cutter.
- Designers can use our 3D printers for basic rapid prototyping
- Students can learn about 3D design, 3D printing and other digital fabrication processes
Whether a home project, educational task, artistic creation or commercial product, the Fab Lab mission is to empower people to make their ideas a reality!
Fab Lab Adelaide is managed by ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) and funded by the South Australian Government’s Department of Further Education, Employment, Science &Technology (DFEEST)