Special Events for the 'Hour of Code'
Somerville FabVille Design Lab
Monday, December 5th 2016 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM
Thursday, December 8th 2016 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM
Somerville Fab Lab
All students and families are welcome!
Fabville is a publicly-run Fabrication Laboratory or “Fab Lab” located in the Somerville High School. Similar to a makerspace, a Fab Lab is a facility with the purpose of bringing manufacturing to the masses and educating the public in digital fabrication technologies, such as 3D printing. Fab Labs grew out of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms’ “how to make almost anything” course and is now a global movement with Fab Labs all over the world.
FabVille integrates with the Center for Career and Technical Education’s (CTE) regular academic programming, adding elements of prototyping and digital fabrication to the many career tracks at the CTE. After the school day FabVille will be open to entrepreneurs and artists looking to work on individual projects, non-profits seeking to run educational programming, and Somerville residents of all ages and skill levels who wish to learn something new. Think of it as a public “labrary”!
Participants in the tour will use design software and digital fabrication techniques to make their own keepsake that they can take home with them.
Directions to the FabLab: From the Gym Entrance take the stairs down immediately to the right as you enter. At the bottom of the stairs take a 180 degree turn left and head all the way down the hallway. The FabLab will be at the end to the right in room 91 next to the big FabVille sign.
For more information or to register, please contact:
Jeremy “Jerry” Shaw
Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering/Director of FabLab
Somerville High School
81 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143