Fab Lab DC is thrilled to host an exhibition of works by MICA students, curated by Ryan Hoover.
The exhibition will be on view through June 30th, by appointment, with a closing reception and talk by the artists on June 30th, 1pm-3pm. Other viewing times by appointment (fab(at)fablabdc(dot)org). Please visit our Facebook Page for pictures and postings.
April 17th, 2013
The Washington Post Style Section
As fab labs spread across the U.S., modern-day tinkerers reimagine a nation that makes stuff
by Monica Hesse
March 20th, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The bill is being introduced with bipartisan support from 15 original co-sponsors including Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Rep. Tom Massie (KY- 4), Rep.The National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 would enable a federally-chartered non-profit organization, known as the National Fab Lab Network (NFLN), to serve as a central seed funding source for fab labs across the country. The NFLN will raise its own funds and not be reliant on taxpayer dollars. Providing aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs with access to fab labs will help lower the barrier to entry for small businesses and helps facilitate manufacturing in America.
and will be presenting an interspecies internet project with colleagues at TED in Long Beach February 28:
A team will be in Alaska in April to deploy a fab lab in Anchorage.
February 14th, 2013
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) will introduce the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013, which would enable a federally-chartered non-profit organization, known as the National Fab Lab Network (NFLN), to serve as a central seed funding source for fab labs across the country. The NFLN will raise its own funds and not be reliant on taxpayer dollars. Providing aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs with access to fab labs will help lower the barrier to entry for small businesses and helps facilitate manufacturing in America. Stay tuned!
Fab Lab DC ~ Upcoming Events
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Fab Lab DC ~ Collaborations
Fab Lab DC, St. Alban’s math teacher, Kevin McShane, and intermediate and middle school students are meeting weekly for Fab Club to spark creativity, learn tools for realizing ideas, and have fun.
by Bill Flook
One of the coolest things happening in D.C. tech is popping up in the middle of a struggling neighborhood a few blocks north of New York Avenue on North Capitol Street.
Step into Fab Lab D.C.`s interior, and you`ll find a digital fabrication lab bubbling with volunteers. Anchored by three big… Read more
by Brian Cognato
by Jessica Gould, Transcript ~ the Awesome Foundation + Fab Lab DC , January 14, 2011
by Alexander Howard, Awesome Foundation Grows Globally, Spreads Micro-Grants for Genius , January 24, 2011
Awesome Foundation D.C. chooses Fab Lab for its first grant: As Shaw put it, the “first D.C. awesome grant was fabulous,” given that it went to Fab Lab D.C.. If you’re not familiar with the idea, theFab Lab program is part of the MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), which “broadly explores how the content of information relates to its physical representation.” Fab Labs are part of the maker movement, which celebrates the creative tinkering that has been part of the American character for centuries. Below, professor Neil Gershenfeld, CBA director, gives a TED Talk about Fab Labs. Phyllis Klein, who submitted the application for the winning grant, is currently operating a mobile Fab Lab on 14th Street. The Awesome Foundation grant will go to help activate a new bricks and mortar space on North Capitol Street, NW. Read more…