Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication.What's in a fab lab?
Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared.What does the fab lab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what's available within one lab.Who can use a fab lab?
Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs.What are your responsibilities?
safety: not hurting people or machines.
operations assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab.
knowledge contributing to documentation and instruction.
Designs and processes developed in fab labs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from.MIT FabLab Charter