Bootstrapping a DIY FabLab

Bootstrapping means “pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps”. Starting from ground level, we will document the stages of development, from the input resources through to FabLab empowerment. For FabLabs to have widely distributed, positive social impact, their affordability and feasibility must be maximised.

A regular FabLab isn't cheap, but the DIY FabLab development process will document the cheapest, most feasible strategies for a local communities to start, develop and sustain next-generation, digitally-controlled manufacture.

First Steps