fabLAB Asturias

fabLAB Asturias is one of the labs integrated in the global network of fab labs, among other workshops that research on digital manufacturing using computer-controlled machines to manufacture physical objects from digital designs, as well as projecting and creating electronic tools and devices.

Fab Labs were originally an initiative by the Center for Bits and Atoms of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) aimed at facilitating access to these new means of research, creation and production. The global network of Fab Labs connects more than 100 labs located in 30 countries in order to share documentation, projects and experiences, thus building one of the world’s largest network of distributed knowledge, which grows exponentially with the creation of new labs at a surprising pace.

fabLAB Asturias, located within the Production Centre Plataforma 0 of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, offers a unique creative environment in the network of Fab Labs due to its relationship between art and new technologies, which is the hallmark of the Centre since its creation, based on the relationship between the artistic arena and cultural industries, ICTs and the educational institutions related with the line of work of the Art Centre.

fabLAB Asturias is a centre for the research on the creative applications of digital manufacturing, but also an important educational resource and a node aimed at building a community that fosters the cultural and economic development of its environment.

In the field of research, fabLAB Asturias works on its own projects aimed at finding applications of digital manufacturing for artistic and industrial creation, designing devices and tools and making them available to the public following the open source philosophy.

As an educational resource, fabLAB Asturias follows the experience of LABoral Centro de Arte and offers resources to local educational institutions, and also to individuals, by means of courses, workshops or collaboration programmes. These activities, on the one hand, offer the knowledge and the access to techniques of digital design and manufacturing and, on the other hand, support creativity and open new lines of work regarding training and education. In addition, fabLAB Asturias, by sharing the results and documentation of its research and projects, becomes a public repository of information that can inspire the same processes in its local and global environment.

Moreover, fabLAB Asturias is intended to be a work resource that can connect creators, firms and educators in lab processes, by means of residency programmes, internships, collaborations and shared research projects. In addition, it also offers resources open to the public by means of open house days and a membership programme that provides access to use the machines for one’s own projects.

Introduction to 2D design for digital fabrication

Introduction to 2D design for digital fabrication
7
Apr
2014
11
Apr
2014

This course introduces participants in design and production techniques used at fab labs.

Maiden make: aeromodelling for children

Maiden make:  aeromodelling for children
29
Mar
2014
5
Apr
2014

Building model aeroplanes using digital fabrication techniques.

Learning through Design

Learning through Design
12
Mar
2014
28
Mar
2014

Susanna Tesconi teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration ...

Building RepRap 3D printers

Building RepRap 3D printers
25
Feb
2014
28
Feb
2014

This workshop will explain the basic techniques to build these kind of printers and their ...

Learning through Design

Learning through Design
13
Jan
2014
31
Jan
2014

Susanna Tesconi teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration ...

Introduction to programming

Introduction to programming
13
Jan
2014
31
Jan
2014

Luís Díaz teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration with ...

Use of fabLAB specific equipment

Use of fabLAB specific equipment
31
Jan
2013
13
Dec
2013

Laboratory equipped with digital fabrication machinery providing advice and production ...

Workshop: build a RepRap

Workshop: build a RepRap
25
Nov
2013
28
Nov
2013

Introduction to RepRap project: building 3D printers.

Introduction to programming

Introduction to programming
11
Nov
2013
28
Nov
2013

Luís Díaz teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration with ...

Learning through Design

Learning through Design
11
Nov
2013
28
Nov
2013

Susanna Tesconi teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration ...

Introduction to use of fabLAB. 5th. edition

Introduction to use of fabLAB. 5th. edition
21
Oct
2013
8
Nov
2013

The course gives an introduction to advanced integrated digital design and manufacturing ...

Introduction to use of fabLAB. 5th. edition

Introduction to use of fabLAB. 5th. edition
21
Oct
2013
31
Oct
2013

The course gives an introduction to advanced integrated digital design and manufacturing ...

Introduction to programming

Introduction to programming
30
Sep
2013
17
Oct
2013

Luís Díaz teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration with ...

Learning through Design

Learning through Design
30
Sep
2013
17
Oct
2013

Susanna Tesconi teaches this programme, part of AuLAB, set in motion in collaboration ...

Design and digital fabrication. Working sessions

Design and digital fabrication. Working sessions
10
Oct
2012
27
May
2013

In collaboration with Susanna Tesconi. School droupout prevention programme 2012-13, ...

Introduction to creative programming . Working sessions

Introduction to creative programming . Working sessions
1
Oct
2012
27
May
2013

School droupout prevention programme 2012-13, Ministry for Education, Culture and Sports ...

Workshops: designing tools. 4th edition

Workshops: designing tools. 4th edition
4
May
2013
25
May
2013

Introduction to professional designing tools.

Experimental electronics and music workshop

Experimental electronics and music workshop
20
Mar
2013
22
Mar
2013

Experimental electronics and music. Free tools use and building and DIY.

Design and digital fabrication. Workshop II

Design and digital fabrication. Workshop II
25
Feb
2013
8
Mar
2013

In collaboration with Susanna Tesconi. School droupout prevention programme 2012-13, ...

 

 

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  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
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