fab academy

The Fab Academy provides instruction and supervises investigation of mechanisms, applications and implications of digital fabrication. The Fab Academy was launched by MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), to provide local access to advanced instruction for students in these labs exceeding the educational resources available to them. It links groups of students and instructors in Fablabs, with online video collaboration and lectures by a global faculty.

 

Ook in 2019 is het weer mogelijk om gedurende vijf maanden de Fab Academy te volgen bij Fablab Amsterdam in de Waag.

 

Alle deelnemers aan de Fab Academy 2018 hebben hun projecten gepresenteerd. Een overzicht van de deelnemers in Amsterdam.

 

For the 8th year in a row, a group of skilled students graduated from the Fab Academy at Waag. Students from 39 countries came together via a video conference to present their final projects to each other. In this 6 month-course students broaden their (mechanical) knowledge and learn how to work with the tools and machines that you find in a Fab Lab.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

De Fab Academy heeft mij de mogelijkheid geboden om mijn ideeën niet eeuwig in mijn hoofd te houden maar deze tastbaar te maken. Mijn stempel te drukken op de samenleving.

 

This year, the annual conference of the international Fablab community on implications and implementations of digital fabrication, Fab8, was held at the Massey University in Wellington New Zealand. The worldwide Fablab community is growing rapidly. There are now about 145 Fablabs and this number is doubling every two years. In New Zealand, the Mãori culture is very strongly interwoven in society. No wonder the opening ceremony of Fab8 begun with a welcome talk (Mihi Whakatau) in Mãori language, followed by a special song, and then the greeting ritual - nose on nose with each other.