Welcome to Access Space's DIY FabLab wiki. Here we will discuss the progress of Access Space's new DIY FabLab, our emerging DIY FabLab Network, and the projects that we undertake.
In 2009 Access Space announced its intention to supplement its free, open access media lab with a new fabrication facility. A FabLab is a suite of computer-controlled tools which can be programmed to manufacture almost anything! Originated at MIT, the FabLab concept suggests a future model of production which is more localised, and capable of producing unique items just as cheaply as mass-. Access Space Network will develop the FabLab concept (which includes proprietary, off-the-shelf tools) with its do-it-yourself approach. By building the lab ourselves and by deploying free and open source tools, we will not only save resources, we'll also develop higher level skills in the process.
Check out this introduction to see why we're interested and how this concept dovetails with our interests in do-it-yourself, open-source software and technology recycling.
We're currently developing an international research network of DIY FabLab practice. We have core partners from various European countries and we're seeking more. Please, get in touch!