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: