What is a Fab Lab?
They are digital fabrication workshops which are set up to give people a place to design and make and to inspire and educate.
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What is a Fab Lab?
A Fab Lab is a place where anybody can make virtually anything. The idea was conceived by renowned scientist and inventor Neil Gershenfeld from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They are digital fabrication workshops which are set up to give people a place to design and make and to inspire and educate. It will be open to young people, adults, businesses, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs. There are Fab Labs opening across the world and we are lucky enough to have a Fab Lab opening here in West Cumbria. It has two bases; one in Cockermouth on Derwent Mills Enterprise Park and one at the West Lakes Academy in Egremont.
What is in the Fab Lab?
It will offer a range of equipment and machines to stimulate creativity and imagination.
This includes a 3D printer, table top CNC milling machine, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC router and much more. To come to the Fab Lab is free, but you have to pay for machine hire and materials. The idea is to guide the interest and curiosity of youngsters and adults. To help understand design and technology and to enable them to create and become the inventors, engineers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs of the future.
What can we make in a Fab Lab?
Well really just about anything including robots, electronic devices, creative art and craft work, jewellery, furniture – you just use your imagination!
How do you get involved?
Open access days are for all to come in on Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm in Cockermouth. Email us about other times. We will be running a full programme for businesses and schools including in and after school and holiday events, entrepeneurs club, business events and workshops.
Follow us on twitter @FabLabCockermth and on Facebook. Email us at email@example.com Google Fab Lab or visit us on www.fablabcockermouth.org
FabPro / Evening Classes / Workshops / Open Days
Dimension sst 1200es (3D Printer) / RepRap (3D Printer) / Epilog Mini Helix (Laser Cutter) / Roland GX-24 (Vinyl Cutter) / ShopBot (CNC Router)/ Modela MDX40 (CNC Router) / iModela (CNC Router)