Fab Academy 2017

by Marco Sanalitro     Posted on January 25, 2017

We are ready to start!

More than 260 students from 72 different sites are ready to attend the first lesson of professor Neil Gershenfeld from Boston.

This year, FabLab Barcelona and Green Fab Lab have twenty-seven students from 14 different nationalities: Spain, UK, Switzerland, China, India, France, Greece, Israel, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Mexico, Italy, Philippines and Pakistan

Today, January 25th, Tomas Diez, Fab Lab Barcelona Co-founder and Fab City Research Lab Director, Luciana Asinari, Coordinator of FabLab Barcelona, and FabAcademy Guru Santiago Fuentemilla  introduce the first lecture Fab Academy 2017.

Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course, MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything.

The Fab Academy offers a 6 month program on digital fabrication, and it could be taken in any of the participating labs.

During this 6 months, our students, learn how to envision, prototype and document their projects and ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools, taking a variety of code formats and turning them into physical objects.

The diploma combines 19 certificates provide familiarity with technical options and capabilities, hands-on experience, and direction for further study. The certificates are:

Digital fabrication principles and practices – 1 week

Computer-aided design, manufacturing, and modeling – 1 week

Computer-controlled cutting – 1 week

Electronics design and production – 2 weeks

Computer-controlled machining – 1 week

Embedded programming – 1 week

3D molding and casting – 1 week

3D scanning and printing – 1 week

Sensors, actuators, and displays – 2 weeks

Interface and application programming – 1 week

Embedded networking and communications – 1 week

Machine design – 2 weeks

Digital fabrication applications and implications – 1 week

Invention, intellectual property, and business models – 1 week

Digital fabrication project development – 2 weeks

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