Started by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Fab Lab has been serving communities in San Diego since 2007!
- Fab Labs are part of an international network, with hundreds of Labs in communities around the world.
- The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT started the outreach program that grew into the Fab Lab movement.
- The San Diego Fab Lab program started in 2007 as one of the earliest Fab Labs in the world, and the first program of this kind locally.
- San Diego Fab Lab programs have provided free educational experiences for thousands of students.
- Fab Labs are nodes that enable local access to the MIT course How To Make Almost Anything and the Harvard synthetic biology course How to Grow Almost Anything.
- Fab Lab offers deployed educational programs to libraries, schools, businesses, colleges, and other organizations.
Fab Lab is:
- A hub for innovation in San Diego
- An educational provider for adults in order to advance the workforce
- An educational provider for youth in order to prepare the future leaders of our innovation economy
The San Diego Fab Lab Provides:
- Educational advancement for the next generation of innovators through STEM and STEAM education programs and camps for children.
- Advanced manufacturing training for skill advancement at low to no cost to low-income communities and local organizations.
- The promotion of local economic development through small business creation.
- A creative community network and function as a community hub.