Implementation of a Fab Lab in Uruguay

A Fab Lab (or fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop for personal digital fabrication, equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”. The netwrok of Fab Labs, created in 2000, is coordinated by the Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

It is a technical prototyping platform for education, innovation and invention. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators, a knowledge sharing network that spans 50 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.

Fab Lab Barcelona

Spain and Uruguay, 2013