fablab amsterdam

The first Fab Lab in The Netherlands, opened in 2007. The concept of Fab Lab was developed by Neil Gershenfeld from MIT during a class 'How to make almost anything'. It's an abbreviation of Fabrication Laboratory. Since then, Fab Labs have developed into a global network of standardized open hardware setups.

 

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Fablab Amsterdam is open to the public on Thursday afternoon (12:00-17:00 hrs).

 

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A nice article by Tessel Renzenbrink in Elektor Magazine clearly captures the essence of the Fab Academy. Now downloadable as pdf!

 

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This Open Day is for all people interested in MakeHealth.

 

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The Fab Academy edition of 2020 will start in January 2020. Applications for 2020 cycle will start in September 2019.

 

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The Fab Academy of 2019 is coming to an end. On June 19th, you can visit Fablab Amsterdam to follow their presentations.

 

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As part of the group assignment of this year's Fab Academy at Waag, a Marble Calender Machine was made.

 

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In 2019 it is again possible to follow the Fab Academy for five months at Fablab Amsterdam in the Waag. The deadline for applications for Fab Academy 2019 is December 25th 2018.

 

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The Fab Academy edition of 2019 will start mid-January 2019. Fablab Amsterdam will be one of the nodes in the Fablab network offering the course.

 

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All participants of the Fab Academy 2018 have presented their projects. An overview of the graduates from Amsterdam.

 

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The annual FAB conference of the Fab Lab Network will be spread out over multiple locations in France this year.

 

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The Fab Academy of 2017 is coming to an end and the Full Certificate students of this year in Amsterdam have been very busy working at their final presentations.

 

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On 29 May 2013, the students of this year's Fab Academy will present their work in an international setting. This is the final presentation of their projects, being ready for the graduation ceremony at the annual Fablab conference later in the year. This year, the Fab Academy in Amsterdam had five Full Certificate students.

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag is one of the speakers at the public dialogue programme of the FabCity Summit, at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on 20 April 2016. Earlier on the same day, Frank Kresin (research director) will attend the expert meeting at the FabCity Campus.

 

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There is a lot to discover during the European Maker Week! Amazing events will be held around Europe and you are invited you to join them, because everyone can be a maker. Fablab Amsterdam will be open on Saturday 4 June for all makers. Come in and create your own project, use our makers guild to finish your design or hire one of our digital machines.

 

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The Fab Academy of 2016 is coming to an end and the Full Certificate students of this year in Amsterdam have been very busy working at their final presentations. On June 15th, you can visit the Fablab Amsterdam to see their presentations. In a live video connection, all students wordwide will present their projects!

 

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Teachers in Dutch education can get acquainted with the newest maker technologies at Teacher Maker Camp.

 

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On April 17th, 2014 our Makers Guild and Fablab Amsterdam will host a lunch presentation of the Kickstarter project MEG - and Open Source Indoor Greenhouse by Yradia from Milan.

 

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As the means of digital fabrication become mainstream, the challenge of the maker movement lies in defining its values of sustainability, openness and critical making more visibly, says Marleen Stikker at the celebration of a decade of Fablab Amsterdam.

 

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Ten years ago Waag opened one of the first Fablabs of Europe in Amsterdam. On 4 November 2017 we celebrate this anniversary with a Talkshow and Makerfest in the Waag.

 

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On 4 November 2017, we're raising our glass to celebrate ten inspiring years of maker culture at Fablab Amsterdam, the first Fablab in The Netherlands!

 

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Running our Fab Lab Amsterdam for over eight years now we are regularly asked to share experiences on how to set up a lab yourself. Early on we realized that setting up a lab is not simply putting a set of machines in a space.

 

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What started from a very personal interest in small wooden playthings, evolved to become a quest to find the right bend between wood and digital technology. Recent TU/e graduate Ismael Velo Feijo explains his graduation project MISC. Magic Toys.

 

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Waag proudly presented another group of Fab Academy students and their final projects. In an intense six month program the participants created projects such as the Leafbot, a robot that collects leaves from the ground, and the Item Watchman, that notifies you when leaving items behind in public.

 

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What can a large industrial multinational learn from a Fablab, that makes new digital technologies accessible for the public? Saint-Gobain came to the Waag last year, to experiment with other ways of thinking, working and making.

 

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Changing 33 teachers into makers in just four days? Together with Kristina Andersen, Bart Bakker, Thieu Besselink and the wonderful people of FabKlas, Waag’s Creative Learning Lab accepted this challenge during the Teacher Maker Camp 2015.

 

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The users of our Fablab that visit the Open Day will now find a giant new laser cutter in the space, dwarfing our previous machine.

 

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Another year, another Fab Academy. Sitting in the anatomical theatre in the Waag building, we watched as intrepid makers from from Seoul to Nairobi presented the results of their hard work to the home Fablab at MIT. This year, over fifty Fablabs from around the globe tuned in to demonstrate their creations via webcam.

 

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The Japanese magazine Worksight published a special edition on workspaces in The Netherlands. In the publication, the following companies and organisations form the 'case studies': Essent, NDSM, Spaces, Royal Dutch Shell, Seats2meet.com and... Waag.

 

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Bo Reurings recently continued the research for a low-cost, self-adjustable prosthesis at Fablab Amsterdam.

 

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During the FabSchool Kids workshops, the young participants discover a world of 3D printers, programming, and advanced graphic design applications. Four of these workshops have already taken place, so the kids are now busy building and designing their own inventions.

 

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How attached are makers to their objects and what are the effects of digital DIY on the environment?

 

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Fablab Amsterdam is open during the Open Workspaces Day on 4 October 2014, when several workspaces in The Netherlands are opening their doors for the launch of the Platform Workspaces for artists and designers in The Netherlands and Flandres (Belgium).

 

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Third series of FabSchool Kids for children in Stadsdeel Centrum in Amsterdam.

 

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Second series of FabSchool Kids for children in Stadsdeel Centrum in Amsterdam. For more information please turn to the Dutch page of this event.

 

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At the first Fab Night we organized on the 5 June 2014, we started with an amazing workshop: building your own kalimba in just one evening!

 

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On June 4th, students of the Waag's Fab Academy (as well as several guests from other Fab Labs around Europe) presented their final projects to a global audience through a live video conference.

 

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Fablab Amsterdam was present at the Amsterdam Maker Festival at De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam Noord on 31 May 2014.

 

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The Fab Academy has offered me the opportunity to not keep my ideas in my head forever, but to make them. Putting my own, tangible stamp on society.

 

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Not interested in the World Cup? In June we experiment with an evening opening of the Fablab - on the Thursday nights of 5, 12, 19 and 26 June you can visit our Fablab at the Waag after work hours, use the machines or have a drink.

 

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20-05-2014

Fab Night #4

Not interested in the World Cup? In June we experiment with an evening opening of the Fablab - on the Thursday nights of 5, 12, 19 and 26 June you can visit our Fablab at the Waag after work hours, use the machines or have a drink.

 

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20-05-2014

Fab Night #3

Not interested in the World Cup? In June we experiment with an evening opening of the Fablab - on the Thursday nights of 5, 12, 19 and 26 June you can visit our Fablab at the Waag after work hours, use the machines or have a drink.

 

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20-05-2014

Fab Night #2

Not interested in the World Cup? In June we experiment with an evening opening of the Fablab - on the Thursday nights of 5, 12, 19 and 26 June you can visit our Fablab at the Waag after work hours, use the machines or have a drink.

 

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20-05-2014

Fab Night #1

Geen zin in het WK? In juni experimenteren we met een avondopenstelling van het Fablab - op de donderdagavonden van 5, 12, 19 en 26 juni 2014 is het mogelijk om na werktijd ons Fablab in de Waag te bezoeken, van de machines gebruik te maken of wat te komen drinken.

 

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At the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam-North from 30 May till 1 June 2014 the Amsterdam Maker Festival will take place. Fablab Amsterdam will be present at the festival together with dozens of other makers with a new fashion line by Cecilia Raspanti of Fablab Amsterdam, live photoshoots and much more.

 

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For the event 'What design can do', senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Paola Antonelli, came to The Netherlands. On the day before the event she visited three top design locations, one of them being Waag. She made a tour guided by Sabine Wildevuur of our Creative Care Lab and was showed the Fablab Amsterdam on the first floor of the building.

 

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Waag neemt deel aan het Makers Festival 2013 in de in de Garage Notweg in Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

 

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Designer Mickael Boulay visited the O&P World Congress to present the Low Cost Prosthesis. Looking at the exhibitions and the lectures, the two sides of the prosthetic world (which were visible already a few years ago when our Low Cost Prosthesis project kicked-off) still face each other.

 

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In the past months our designer Mickael Boulay has worked at the Fablab on the prosthesis project 'Low-cost prosthesis', to build a new prototype.

 

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Discover the 3D printer: a machine that layer for layer prints your 3D design to create a 3D object in plastic (ABS). With a 3D printer you can create all kinds of objects, like a phone cover, toys, small items and household objects like vases... just too many to mention.

 

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Meet our lasercutter, a machine that cuts the most delicate forms and shapes in a broad variety of materials and our vinyl cutter. Whether you go for a tight sleeve for your laptop or a photo portrait made of wood, the laser cutter is ready to go.

 

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Discover the Shopbot for advanced users. The Shopbot is a large milling machine that enables you to make anything from furniture to large scale models or carvings. With the machine you can cut and carve wood, plastic, styrofoam and many more materials. This course is for people who already have some experience with the machine, but want to explore it further.

 

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Discover the 3D printer: a machine that layer for layer prints your 3D design to create a 3D object in plastic (ABS). With a 3D printer you can create all kinds of objects, like a phone cover, toys, small items and household objects like vases... just too many to mention.

 

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Meet our lasercutter, a machine that cuts the most delicate forms and shapes in a broad variety of materials and our vinyl cutter. Whether you go for a tight sleeve for your laptop or a photo portrait made of wood, the laser cutter is ready to go.

 

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Meet our Shopbot: a large milling machine that enables you to make anything from furniture to large scale models or carvings. With the machine you can cut and carve wood, plastic, styrofoam and many more materials. Whether you want to make your own chairs, skateboard or wooden portraits: the Shopbot makes it possible!

 

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Don’t throw out your old toothbrush just yet because you can make fun robots out of them. In the last edition of Fabschool Kids, the kids learned how to make their own Bristlebots.

 

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Already in 2007 Waag established the first Dutch Fablab in Amsterdam. Right now, there are around 150 of these workplaces worldwide.

 

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Carmine Deganello, a designer based in Milano and Amsterdam likes to invite you to participate in a workshop project involving experimentation with a new great material: a 100% natural resin.

 

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So you think you can dance? Build a robot from your toothbrush and join the battle!

 

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On Saturday, January 12th, our Fablab was all about the Golden Age. Visitors made personal art based on our history and on the work of the old masters.

 

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Within the framework of the European campaign Science, it's a girls thing, NEMO in Amsterdam organized a thematic day for pupils in secondary education on 30 November 2012. This event attracted 250 pupils from the 4th class of HAVO and VWO.

 

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At the end of October 2012, the Rijksmuseum launched Rijksstudio, an open collection of 125.000 works of the museum. We showed people what you can do with this collection at the Bijenkorf stores in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

 

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The official and festive launch of CLICKNL took place during the Dutch Design Week on Tuesday, October 23 at Klokgebouw (HAL C) at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. For the launch of CLICKNL, Waag took care of a spectacular opening with an animation.

 

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Fab Academy is the distributed educational platform of the worldwide network of Fab Labs. Fablab Amsterdam is one of the participating labs, the 2013 programme starts January 23rd, 2013.

 

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On 30 May 2012, through a live video link at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam more than 50 end presentations could be followed from fourteen Fablabs around the world. On the screen we jumped from that very special project on one end of the world to another at the other side.

 

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A Living Lab is about experimentation and co-creation with real users in real life environments, where users together with researchers, firms and public institutions look together for new solutions, new products, new services or new business models.