Join the 2012 Fab Academy at AS220 Labs!
We teach anyone how to make almost anything
The Providence Fab Academy will return for its third year on January 2, 2012 through June 30, 2012. Classes will be held in Providence, RI at AS220 Labs (a personal digital fabrication lab or “Fab Lab”). This year I am coordinating the Providence branch of the Fab Academy and providing local instruction.
The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course, MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything. The Fab Academy began as an outreach project from the CBA, and has since spread to Fab Labs around the world. The program provides advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.
For the past two years AS220 Labs has collaborated with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms in offering the Providence Fab Academy. Our lab in Providence is part of a global Fab Lab / Fab Academy network. The Providence branch of the Fab Academy works with other participating Fab Labs and experts from around the wold via a distributed educational model where we pool our knowledge to provide a unique educational experience.
Learn to turn codes into things
At the Fab Academy, you will learn how to envision, prototype and document your ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools. We take a variety of code formats and turn them into physical objects.
Students will learn to use the following tools: Epilog Mini Laser Cutter, Roland MDX-20 Milling Machine, and the Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter, MakerBot 3D printer and a ShopBot CNC router.
The topics covered in this course include: digital fabrication principles and practices, computer-controlled cutting, electronics design and production, embedded programming, 3D scanning and printing, mold making and casting.
Now Accepting Applications for 2012
The Providence, RI branch of the Fab Academy is now accepting applications for the 2012 session taking place from January 2 2010 – June 30, 2012. The deadline for applications is December 10th. However, applications will be processed as they are submitted and class size is limited.
For more information, visit our site at http://www.as220.org/fabacademy.
If you have any additional questions, contact me, (Anna Kaziunas France) at firstname.lastname@example.org.