Thursday, May 21, 2015

FabLab goes mobile



Thanks to a Career Technical Education (CTE) revitalization grant through the Oregon Department of Education, Sherwood High School is taking its FabLab on the road. Bowman FabLab, run by high school teacher John Niebergall, travels from school to school by RV. The mobile FabLab takes technology and course ideas directly to students and teachers. It provides equipment, teaches students how to use it, and shows teachers how to build a career program.

During the visit, students will be able to try out the technology. The FabLab teaches how to use Rhino and and how to use a CNC program.

Based on MIT's FabLab model, the Bowman Mobile FabLab is equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutters, microcontroller boards, vinyl cutter, and laptops with Rhino software. The participating schools get a CNC vinyl cutter, plus at least one month's materials to get started.

More info and video on the traveling lab ...

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