How to start and run a Fab Lab
3D printer, laser cutter, microcontroller: Start-ups, makers and other creatives carry out their own product ideas using those tools of digital fabrication. Fab Labs are open workshops, which teach how to use those tools. Meanwhile, there are around 2000 Fab Labs and their count has been doubling every two years, since a MIT professor founded the first one in 2001.
In this book you can learn how to run a Fab Lab, how to finance it and how to organize the eventual teachings.
Having the feeling of working in a Fab Lab in mind, the design adapts the variety of the innumerable things that could be done in a Fab Lab. The book leaves space for surprises. The two text columns are the base of the book design and create a stage for the many formats which are needed for the content.
Design: Alexander Bönninger
Iris Bockermann, Jan Borchers, Anke Brocker, Marcel Lahaye, Antje Moebus, Stefan Neudecker, Oliver Stickel, Melanie Stilz, Daniel Wilkens
René Bohne, Volkmar Pipek, Heidi Schelhowe