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.
A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication. A fab lab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything". This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production.
Fab Labs are community-driven and community-focus.
Knowledge sharing is fostered through face-to-face interaction and through the webpage.
Impact hub is a network of 54 coworking spaces. It is a global coworkers community.
According to them:
Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.
Jelly is a casual working event. It's taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person's home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.
NextSpace is a network of coworking spaces that focus on creating a collaborative community. The members come from a wide variety of industries: software, design, marketing, legal services, architecture, and engineering, ... NextSpace has facilities in 9 locations.
Betahaus is a coworking space in Berlin, Hamburg, Sofia and Barcelona.
They focus on community building and foster the interactions between the different coworkers in the different locations.
They organize frequent meetings and gatherings for networking and knowledge sharing
They also have a maker space in Berlin facility:
Apart from separate meeting rooms, large event spaces, an fablab called open design city and our café on the ground floor for relaxed entertainment, we have a coworking space of approximately 1500 square meters.
MOB is more than a co-working space, it is a localized community of makers.
With over 120 members MOB, provides the perfect platform from which to take a project from idea to completion. Allowing to test, prototype, market and release your project all under one roof.
Submitted by JorgeLuisSalcedo on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:53
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