The FabLab Initiative brings digital fabrication laboratories and BeamWorks programming to NYC public schools. Our first FabLab was established at Brooklyn International High School in 2016, and we will launch in 5 new schools in 2017 in neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook and Sunset Park.
A FabLab is a workshop of manual and cutting-edge tools that serves as a platform for project-based learning and teaching. FabLabs link art, design and technology to expand the notions and applicability of science, math and engineering. FabLabs feature:
- laser cutters
- 3D printers
- design software
- electronics equipment
- basic shop tools and more!
Digital fabrication machines in schools allow students to experience the process of innovation and collaboration while integrating knowledge gained in the classroom.