Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network.Learn More

The Fab Academy provides instruction and supervises investigation of the mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication. Fab Academy is where many new fab lab managers, gurus and teachers get their training in digital fabrication.Learn More

Fab Research

The Fab Lab project is the educational outreach program for MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms (link). As such the network is closely linked to MIT’s research into the merging of physical science and computer science and the development of digital materials. The international Fab Lab network also contributes to new research and applications in digital fabrication…

Fab Education

Education, whether in formal or informal environments, is one of the most promising applications of Fab Labs. As educators worldwide pull for our educational innovations, the Fab Foundation is supporting and facilitating digital fabrication education for learners of all ages…

Fab Projects

From sustainable wireless internet infrastructure to fabbing solar houses to tracking global environmental data to creating opportunities for self-expression, the Fab Lab network is building a growing list of projects that benefit community in many different ways.

Fab 14

Fab14 will be held in France in 2018, having the main Fab Conference and meeting in Toulouse, the Fab Festival through France and the Fab City Summit in Paris

Funds are put to good use around the world in education and innovation environments. For more information on how to support the many educational and economic outreach projects in the network or to support the establishment of new fab labs, or infrastructure please contact us. Thank you for your interest and your support!

The Fab Lab Network is an open, creative community of fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs, professionals, ages 5 to 75+, located in more than 40 countries in approximately 200 Fab Labs. The platform is a curated, interactive directory of these locations.Learn More

Fab Foundation News

Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution, the fab new entry in the literature on digital fabrication and fab labs, will be released on November 14, 2017!

Authors Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld ​have offered to buy books for all the fab labs in the global network. If your fab lab is officially listed on fablabs.io, the Fab Foundation will ​take care of ​reimburs​ing​ you​ for​ the cost of the book between now and December 31, 2018.
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Adam Savage, Former Co-Host of “MythBusters” to Visit Pittsburgh Area to Promote Innovation and Making with Support from Chevron and the Fab Foundation

Chevron and the Fab Foundation were thrilled to sponsor a visit to Cleveland area Fab Labs and makerspaces by Adam Savage, Former Co-Host of "MythBusters" in order to promote innovation and making.
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Inaugural Chevron STEM Education Award Winners Announced at FAB12

The Fab Foundation, with support from Chevron, is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Chevron STEM Education Awards, celebrating great educators in Fab Labs around the world.
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Fab Labs Putting More Women in the STEM Pipeline

In collaboration with Chevron, The Atlantic has produced a terrific video on Fab Labs and how they catalyze hands-on learning and mentorship, encouraging and enabling more women to join the STEM pipeline.

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Chevron STEM Radio Spot

We are delighted to have been mentioned in a beautifully produced radio spot that Chevron is airing about our STEM collaboration.

Listen to how we hope to inspire the next generation of engineers and inventors.

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