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Let's give over 150 million people their 1st Fab Lab.

We are innovators and passionate people who want to make the world a better place, particularly in the emerging markets. This crowdfunding idea was first initiated by our award-winning team at Ideacentric but the team has grown to include other remarkable people (see our core team below).

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Where ideas become reality: FAB LAB : News & Culture : Smile ...

Where ideas become reality: FAB LAB : News & Culture : Smile ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When I was a design student, we had access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and industrial-sized print plotters. Once graduation hit, it was time to kiss all those dream tools goodbye.


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Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab

Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
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University’s FabLab offers safe lab for nanotechnology research

University’s FabLab offers safe lab for nanotechnology research | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A high-performance air filtration system whirred softly throughout the orange-tinted room. A scientist peered out from plastic goggles at a reaction spurred inside a machine that cost more than $100,000.
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▶ FryskLab, Mobile Library FabLab - YouTube

FryskLab, Europe's first Library-powered FabLab, uses a mobile lab facility to bring making and 21st centurys skills to primary and secondary education, tryi...
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A Grassroots Environmental Sensor Network, So You Don't Need The Government To Say The Air Is Okay

A Grassroots Environmental Sensor Network, So You Don't Need The Government To Say The Air Is Okay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With hundreds of sensor kits already distributed across the U.S. and Europe, the Smart Citizens network is helping people play a more active role in the management of their cities.


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FryskLab: Europe’s first Mobile Library FabLab brings digital fabrication to rural areas | Mozillarian

FryskLab: Europe’s first Mobile Library FabLab brings digital fabrication to rural areas | Mozillarian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

My name is Jeroen de Boer and I’m project leader for theFryskLab  Project.  FryskLab is Europe’s first Library-powered FabLab. We’re using a mobile lab facility to bring making and 21st centurys skills to primary and secondary education, trying to find solutions for local socio-economic challenges. A couple of weeks ago I got in touch with Åke Nygren and he invited me to write a blogpost for Mozillarian. Here it is!

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TEDx — Photos: Kids experiment in FabLabs — spaces in...

TEDx — Photos: Kids experiment in FabLabs — spaces in... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a world where we are surrounded by technology — technology shapes the world around us — [most of our students] know nothing about how those things work.


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How to start a Fab Lab: some tips and tricks | Open Electronics

How to start a Fab Lab: some tips and tricks | Open Electronics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Building a Fab Lab can be funny, and can be frustrating too, depending on how much you know about building a community, a place to work well (to partly live, to be honest), and building a team of people that are not only prepared about open hardware, but really want to help you with the huge number of tasks required by this activity. But, first of all, what is a Fab Lab?

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Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Colorado ...

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? | Colorado ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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 lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many names for a single concept. I’d like to take some time to untangle the mess, explain the concepts behind each title, and talk about why I now make significant distinctions between all of these types of spaces.

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Ever wanted to 3D print your own objects? Now you can

Ever wanted to 3D print your own objects? Now you can | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

MANUFACTURING IS GOING through a renaissance of sorts. With 3D printing opening up a whole world of possibilities for object creation, it means great things for those interested in design or are involved in creative spaces.

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State-of-the-art Fab Lab up and running - in-cumbria

State-of-the-art Fab Lab up and running - in-cumbria | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Cumbria's first Fab Lab has opened today, paving the way for collaboration between Cumbrian businesses at the forefront of technology. Fab lab photo.

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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces

We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. This is a description of our proposal to create a FabLab in the Fayetteville Free Library and gives a brief introduction to what 3D printing is and how revolutionary it will be for those who are unfamiliar with it.

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Save Medialab Prado! | David Bollier

Save Medialab Prado! | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For people who care about socially engaged, commons-minded tech innovation, there are few institutions in the world as bold and courageous as Medialab Prado, in Madrid.  For the past ten years it has been a technology lab, an interdisciplinary forum, a space that welcomes public participation, a hub for citizen activism, and a host of provocative workshops and conferences.  And yes, the Medialab Prado has also been deeply engaged with the commons paradigm as an important way of shaping a better, more socially constructive future. 

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Start your own FabLab: $1,499 | TED Blog

Start your own FabLab: $1,499 | TED Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At TED2006, Neil Gershenfeld gave a fun and fast-paced introduction to the FabLab -- a miniature fabrication plant for making pretty much anything. Gershenfeld's pioneering FabLab at MIT cost a cool million bucks, thankyouverymuch.
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'Fab Lab' is creating endless possibilites - PCC Courier

'Fab Lab' is creating endless possibilites - PCC Courier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The creation possibilities are limitless. The 3-D printers used by the Fabrication Laboratory can build machinery such as model airplanes and furniture. More advanced versions of the printer reproduce materials at the forefront of medical advancement.

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FAN1 – FabLab Asia Network 1st conference

FAN1 – FabLab Asia Network 1st conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The website of "FAN1" the 1st conference of the Fab Lab Asia Network is here: http://t.co/ytubbPkuJ4 #Fablab #Asia #Bohol #Philippines
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Princess Anne to visit Manchester innovation hub Fab Lab - Manchester Evening News

Princess Anne to visit Manchester innovation hub Fab Lab - Manchester Evening News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Innovation and design hub Fab Lab is to get a very special visit later this month when HRH Anne, The Princess Royal, will join an international delegation heading to Manchester to see how it works.

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RepRage - How many places have public access to 3D printers?

Lots of people want access to a 3D printer to take a look, try it out, and see what all the hype is about. They are not quite ready to shell out for a whole printer themselves, and they don’t want to deal with the hassles of postage and delivery times when sending designs to 3D printing services.

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FabLab Hub’s New Indiegogo Project - 3D Printing Industry

FabLab Hub’s New Indiegogo Project - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
FabLab Hub has launched an Indiegogo campaign to provide 3D printers, supplies, scanners and other tools for two of them in particular.
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Rome's first Fab Lab opens in an Innovation Gym | ComeOn!

Rome's first Fab Lab opens in an Innovation Gym | ComeOn! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The new Fab Lab Roma – Innovation Gym (also on Facebook) will be inaugurated at the RomeCup 2014 – Excellence in Robotics in Rome on March 20 at 7:30 pm at the Rome Città Educativa in Via del Quadraro 102.
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Iowa City Press-Citizen: Fab Lab Can Do It All | College of ...

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Fab Lab Can Do It All | College of ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“If you took a recreation center and you mixed it with Tony Stark’s workroom, that’s a Fab Lab,” Cheyney said. “We take every tool that you need to build anything, and that’s pretty literal, and we put it in one space. We teach anybody how to use any of the tools and then we allow them to use them, however they want to build whatever they want.”

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Fab Lab can do it all - Iowa City Press Citizen

Fab Lab can do it all - Iowa City Press Citizen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“If you took a recreation center and you mixed it with Tony Stark’s workroom, that’s a Fab Lab,” Cheyney said. “We take every tool that you need to build anything, and that’s pretty literal, and we put it in one space. We teach anybody how to use any of the tools and then we allow them to use them, however they want to build whatever they want.”

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Britain's Energy Coast Fab Lab sparks into life | Cumbria Crack ...

Economic development organisation Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) has opened brand new facilities at Createc in Cockermouth and West Lakes Academy in Egremont, which together as one have become the ninth Fab Lab – standing for fabrication laboratory – in the UK. They will provide businesses, entrepreneurs, schools and community groups with access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment such as precision laser cutters and 3D digital printers, enabling them to develop products, prototypes or simply to learn more about the latest fabrication methods. Users will have access to on-hand expert support as well as an on-line community of potential collaborators and problem solvers linked to the 250 Fab Labs around the world.

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Fab labs will make huge difference to Cumbria's small firms - NW Evening Mail

Fab labs will make huge difference to Cumbria's small firms - NW Evening Mail | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

That is the view of Rekha Mehr, entrepreneur in residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, who launched the facilities at Createc in Cockermouth and West Lakes Academy, Egremont, yesterday.

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