Build a Successful Fab Lab in 5 Easy Steps

Do you want to give your students hands-on digital fabrication experience?

A Fab Lab is a great way to give your students real-world skills in a fun, engaging environment! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to create a Fab Lab of your own, this e-guide is for you. It will walk you through each of the essential steps involved in building a Fab Lab, including:

Step 1: Set your Fab Lab goals

Step 2: Create a blueprint of the space

Step 3: Get buy-in from key stakeholders

Step 4: Choose the right tools

Step 5: Embed your Fab Lab into your curriculum

Tips, tricks, and advice

Fab Labs can be incredibly powerful when it comes to giving your students real-world, hands-on skills that they can take to the workplace. Plus, Fab Labs give them a space to explore, experiment, and learn on their own terms.

So, why not check it out and see for yourself if building a Fab Lab is the right move for you?

Start planning, designing, and pitching your Fab Lab with this easy-to-use guide

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Fab Labs foster skills that get students hired: out-of-the-box thinking, the ability to fail, hands-on problem solving, equipment maintenance, peer-to-peer mentorship, and more.