Two great ideas – Valerie’s House and Fab Lab Fort Myers – were standouts at the 2014 #SWFL Impact Forum. You can help make them a reality. Learn about Fab Lab Fort Myers below and click the link to make a contribution to either project today! Every little bit helps.
A Fab Lab is a woodshop for the 21st century; an open, creative community for artists, inventors, scientists, engineers, educators, students and professionals of all ages. Imagine a place where conversations about new ideas and creating new things happens every day!
Physically, the “lab” has the latest fabrication equipment to bring ideas to life, such as laser cutters, 3-D printers, etc. It also provides stimulus for local entrepreneurship. Fab Labs democratize access to the tools for technical invention. The real innovation is in the network.
Our Fab Lab will be connected to over 300 other labs in 30 countries, and will be only the 2nd lab in Florida. We will use the same off-the-shelf equipment and we will have access to the latest software and expertise. Participants will simultaneously learn and mentor both locally and throughout the network.