The Fab Foundation is a non-profit organization in the US, which emerged out of the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (www.cba.mit.edu) Fab Lab program. In 2009, a “Fab Academy” diploma programme was introduced where participants worldwide could apply to take a 5-month part time course and learn how to envision, prototype and document their ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools (http://fabacademy.org/). One of the most unique learning experiences ever offered — the Fab Academy offers participants the insight into “How to Make (Almost) Anything” and is a crucial part of understanding how things are made in the world we live in today.
A variety of “digital code formats” are taken and turned into “physical objects”. This presentation describes my own personal journey as I went through the Fab Academy diploma programme here in India, at a designated Fab Lab as part of the international fab lab network. I will provide an overview as well as examples of what to expect, what the programme consists of (topics and learnings) as well as some best practices when enrolling for such a fabulous experience 🙂
Session difficulty level: Intro/101
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