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Arsonists Destroy French Fab La Casemate

A French fablab, La Casemate, was burned down by arsonists who hoped to destroy an institution they believed to be notoriously toxic.
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Open World: Vigyan Ashram Is Fostering a Growing Maker Movement in India

Vigyan Ashram was the first Fab Lab outside MIT. They’ve long been a pillar of sustainable innovation and a hidden gem of the Maker Movement.

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Get Ready Rhode Island: Makerspaces to Host Statewide Open House

As part of Design Week RI, five Rhode Island Makerspaces are opening their doors to celebrate the first Statewide Makerspace Open House.
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Fab Academy Adventures: 7 Press Fit Construction Kits

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. Over the next five months, we will be pos…

Slideshow: Fab10Barcelona

This week 600 people gathered in Barcelona for Fab10, a truly international conference on the state of digital fabrication and open source hardware, as well as a convention for the global FabLab makerspace network. Fab Labs are the brainchild of Neil …

Book Excerpt: FabLab—Of Machines, Makers and Inventors

The following excerpt is taken from Paulo Blikstein’s essay, “Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’ in Education: The Democratization of Invention.” The essay comes from the recently published FabLab: Of Machines, Makers, and Inventors edited bu Julia Walte…

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?

The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can…

Visiting Fab Lab Manchester

On a recent visit to Manchester to attend the Future Everything summit, I couldn’t pass up the chance to visit the UK’s first fab lab, housed in a striking, slab-like building in the waterside district of one of Britain’s great industrial cities. I spo…