What we do
FabLabSD has served the community of San Diego by granting learners of all ages a free space where we offer multiple ways to explore digital fabrication, experiment and create. Hundreds of Lab users and students have received no-cost staff attention, training, machine use and even the materials needed to create their ideas.
In this capacity, Fab Lab has acted as a community-based innovation center, functioning under the concept that many people have the potential for innovation, but lack the tools needed to make their ideas a reality. During this time, Fab Lab San Diego has acted as a bridge – a place where advanced technology is accessible, and a place where anyone can invent and execute an original design. This outreach effort has been made possible by grant support from our sponsors and partners.
These programs offer experiences in design, science, engineering, electronics, computation, mathematics and the scientific method through a self-directed, project-based learning curriculum, resulting in personal development and real-world skill attainment. By focusing on programs that address empowerment, education, innovation, production and creativity, we aim to achieve individual and community development, empowering the individual and the community through accessible and relevant learning.