Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and founder of Fab Lab Network, joined IaaC facilities for the launching of Fab Lab Bcn.
Fab lab is an ambitious interdisciplinary initiative that is looking beyond the end of the Digital Revolution to ask how a functional description of a system can be embodied in, and abstracted from, a physical form.
Fab Lab” program brings prototyping capabilities to under-served communities that have been beyond the reach of conventional technology development and deployment. By making accessible engineering in space (down to microns, through precision machining) and time (down to microseconds, through RISC microcontrollers), these facilities have been uncovering what can be thought of as instrumentation and fabrication divides, and suggesting that they can be addressed by bringing IT development rather than just IT to the masses.
Watch the video of the workshop at Fab Lab Kids Video on Youtube