by Marco Sanalitro Posted on January 25, 2017
More than 260 students from 72 different sites are ready to attend the first lesson of professor Neil Gershenfeld from Boston.
This year, FabLab Barcelona and Green Fab Lab have twenty-seven students from 14 different nationalities: Spain, UK, Switzerland, China, India, France, Greece, Israel, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Mexico, Italy, Philippines and Pakistan
Today, January 25th, Tomas Diez, Fab Lab Barcelona Co-founder and Fab City Research Lab Director, Luciana Asinari, Coordinator of FabLab Barcelona, and FabAcademy Guru Santiago Fuentemilla introduce the first lecture Fab Academy 2017.
The Fab Academy offers a 6 month program on digital fabrication, and it could be taken in any of the participating labs.
During this 6 months, our students, learn how to envision, prototype and document their projects and ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools, taking a variety of code formats and turning them into physical objects.
The diploma combines 19 certificates provide familiarity with technical options and capabilities, hands-on experience, and direction for further study. The certificates are:
Digital fabrication principles and practices – 1 week
Computer-aided design, manufacturing, and modeling – 1 week
Computer-controlled cutting – 1 week
Electronics design and production – 2 weeks
Computer-controlled machining – 1 week
Embedded programming – 1 week
3D molding and casting – 1 week
3D scanning and printing – 1 week
Sensors, actuators, and displays – 2 weeks
Interface and application programming – 1 week
Embedded networking and communications – 1 week
Machine design – 2 weeks
Digital fabrication applications and implications – 1 week
Invention, intellectual property, and business models – 1 week
Digital fabrication project development – 2 weeks
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