/Fab/rication /Lab/ratory El Paso provides STEM education, workforce training, creative workshops, and community access to digital fabrication tools.
+Provide accessible space, hardware, software, and resource support for education, research and development of digital fabrication methods
+Establish partnerships with educators, colleges, universities, museums and science centers to promote STEM (science, math, engineering and technology) education and vocational training for all ages and levels of experience
+Serve the technical needs of local small businesses by facilitating rapid prototyping, product modeling and small-scale production
+Foster a collaborative design atmosphere for the creative community and the general public through fun, engaging DIY projects and workshops
Our core belief is that the tools and resources to actualize creative ideas should be available to as many community members as possible. Fab Lab El Paso supports open source digital design and hackable personal fabrication machineries so that community members can utilize high-tech, cost-effective tools for actualizing creative ideas. Our programs in design, engineering, electronics, science and computation promote empiricism, innovative thinking, and the scientific method through project-based learning. At Fab Lab El Paso, we aim to provide accessible educational experiences for students and professionals to support the development of more ingenious and resourceful products and businesses in our region and enrich our local communities. We are also a kids and women friendly makerspace and hackerspace for the Makers, Hackers, Tinkerers, and DIY enthusiasts in the region.
|Awards||2016 Chevron STEM Educator Award|
|Founded||Gustavo Arriaga, Cathy Chen|
Machines and Tools (all dimensions are cutting area)
+Delta Geometry Kossel Mini 3D Printer
+blackFoot CNC Router 4' x 8' x 7"
+Shapeoko 2 Precision Mill 12" x 12" x 2"
+Full Spectrum Laser Cutter 20" x 12"
+Silhouette Portrait Vinyl and Paper Cutter 12" x 8'
+Basic Electronics Kit
+ Machining / Cutting / Drilling / Engraving
+ Soldering Electronics
+ Custom Electrical Circuits
+ Film / Vinyl / Foil / Paper Cutting
+ Basic Computer Aided Design
+ Local Networking
+ Casting / Mold Making
+ Silk Screening Fabric
+ 3D Scanning
+ Design Presentations
+ Augmented Reality
+ Beginner and Intermediate Classes