“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 will be located at TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts.
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 will be equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools including 3D printers, a laser cutter and a milling machine.
Fab Lab Adelaide is managed by ANAT
(Australian Network for Art and Technology) and funded by the South Australian Government's Department of State Development (DSD).
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 will offer classes, themed workshops, drop-in sessions, one-to-one tuition, a regional outreach program and family-friendly ‘maker sessions’.
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 will launch in November 2012.