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  • The Discovery Center FABLAB is a workshop for creative, high-tech innovators and people who have a need to design, prototype and build things. 
  • UW-Stout was a partner in a NSF funded Fab Lab research project from 2006-2010. This research was the foundation for the Discovery Center FABLAB currently under development. Partially funded through a UW System Growth Agenda award, the Discovery Center FABLAB will provide open access to students from all UW-Stout programs, further bolstering the Discovery Center's facilitation of collaborative, multi-disciplinary efforts.
  • The FABLAB provides access to a variety of tools, including computer-aided design and desktop manufacturing technologies, to help bring your ideas to life.

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  • Digital Fabrication Laboratories, or Fab Labs, were introduced in 2002 as a NSF funded educational outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. Combining multi-disciplinary input with open-source software, off-the-shelf and industrial-grade technologies in a communal setting, Fab Labs enable users to define problems and prototype solutions.
  • The open Fab Lab environment removes barriers, such as access to equipment and technology, while serving as an incubator for applied research, innovation, job creation and economic development. 
  • Over the past ten years, MIT and its partners have helped advance the Fab Lab network world wide.

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Contact Information

Randy Hulke, Director

hulker@uwstout.edu

 Fab Lab Location: Applied Arts 132

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Fab Lab Membership Packages

Fab Lab Membership Packages are for individuals who have completed the Introduction to Fab Lab Equipment and are interested in using the Fab Lab during Open Lab times. 


Introduction to Design for Digital Fabrication

Coming Fall 2015

Introduction to Fab Lab Equipment

Multiple training options will begin in October.  Watch for dates coming out soon!
UW-Stout Fab Lab

This set of six workshops will familiarize you with computer-aided design and desktop manufacturing technologies, and allow you to earn your "access badge" to open lab time.
New this session: Learn all six machines or chose only the machine training that interest you! 
Equipment includes: mini-mill, vinyl cutter, laser engraver, CNC router, CNC plasma & 3D printer. 


FABLAB Opportunities

It is possible to "make almost anything" in the FABLAB

FABLAB NETWORK

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