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Fab Fest Boston Fact Sheet

 

Overview: Fab Fest Boston is a free educational event for professionals and families which will showcase cutting edge fabrication techniques and technologies as well as provide an opportunity for the general public see what the digital fabrication movement and fab labs are all about. A public outreach of Fab11 conference (http://www.fab11.org/) it will also connect thousands of international fabbers with the fabbers & makers from Greater Boston and beyond.

 

Dates: Saturday, August 8th 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM & Sunday, August 9th 

            10:00 AM - 4: 00 PM

 

Location:  Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Conveniently located at the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Stop

 

Events: Over a hundred different events are planned. Here’s a sampling:

 

Talk in agile manufacturing in China

 

African Fab Lab Exhibit

 

Creating Interactive stories with paper circuits workshop

 

Wearable technology fashion exhibit

 

Fab Labs as Business Model Talk

 

Manufacturing a suspension bridge workshop

 

Introduction to 3-D printing workshop

 

Libraries as maker spaces talk

Mobile fab labs in operation workshop and exhibit

 

Structural engineering with Jenga workshop

 

DIY insects forest workshop and exhibit

 

Giant wave pendulum machine hands on workshop

 

Introduction to Micro-controllers workshop

 

3D Tangram Puzzle Design and Printing workshop

 

Moving Vehicle Design Challenge

 

 

 

Attendance: We’re expecting up to ten thousand people to attend. In addition to the general public this group includes:

 

 

Benefits A major outreach of MIT’’s  Center for Bit’s and Atoms Department, this event will create a bridge between emerging technologies and local and Greater Boston communities. Specific benefits include:

 

 

 

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