Friday, May 22, 2015

Fab Lab goes mobile

Thanks to a Career Technical Education (CTE) revitalization grant through the Oregon Department of Education, Sherwood High School is taking its Fab Lab on the road. Bowman Fab Lab, run by high school teacher John Niebergall, travels from school to school by RV. The mobile Fab Lab 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 Fab Lab teaches how to use Rhino and and how to use a CNC program.

Based on MIT's Fab Lab model, the Bowman Mobile Fab Lab 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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