Fab13 Conference

Be part of the largest conference on digital fabrication in the world.

Join us in Santiago de Chile for the annual meeting of the international Fab Lab network!

Join world-class panelists, members of the Fab Lab community, makers from all over the world and professionals from all kinds of fields in the 13th annual Fab Lab Conference in Santiago de Chile from July 31 to August 3, followed by the Fab13 Symposium and the Fab Festival on the 4th and 5th of August. Attend world-class panels, demos, workshops, discussions and lab presentations from represeantatives from all over the globe!

Panelists

Andrés Briceño

Co-Director Fab Lab Santiago | Director Distributed Design Foundation

James Tooze

Tutor at ‎Royal College of Arts

Patricio Feres

Head of Innovation / CEO InnovaChile at Corfo

Juan Felipe Lopez

‎Executive Director at Laboratorio de Gobierno, Chile

Sofia Lobos

Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Creative Economy Committee at CNCA Chile

Jean-Michel Molenaar

Academany, Bioacademy and Fab Connections, Professor at Tufts University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Felipe Arteaga

Executive Director, Fundación Vivienda Chile

Mara Balestrini

Researcher at Fab City | Director of Making Sense

Alberto Gonzalez

Design Director, Freshwater Chile | Associate Professor Design School Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Pedro Vidal

Manager Se.Santiago: Programa Santiago Ciudad Inteligente

Liz Corbin

Researcher at the Institute of Making UCL, London

David Ott

Co-founder Global Humanitarian Lab

Patricia Manns

Designer project MAFA | Associate Professor Design School Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Roberth Garita

Director Fab Lab Veritas- Costa Rica

Elizabeth Hennaff

Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College

Martin Tironi

Sociologist | Researcher at The Smart Citizen Project | Assistant Professor Design School Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Alexandre Dubor

Researcher in Digital Fabrication for Architecture | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

David Basulto

Founder and Editor in Chief, ArchDaily

Lauren Slowik

Director of Education and Designer Evangelism, Shapeways

David Cavallo

Research Scientist and Director of the Future of Learning Group at the MIT

Anastasia Pistofidou

Director FabTextile Research Lab and Fabricademy

Edward Peter Clapp

Project Zero educational researcher, Harvard

Sonya Pryor-Jones

Chief Implementation Officer at Fab Foundation (MIT)

Gonzalo Vargas Otte

Rector INACAP

Tony Fish

Co-founder at FabLab London

Sergio Araya

UAI DesignLab Dean

Benjamin Tincq

Co-founder of OuiShare

Brandon Prentice

Fab Lab Manager for the IU1 Fab Lab

Cecilia Raspanti

Fablab Amsterdam

David Li

Founder Fab Lab Szoil- Shenzhen

Fiore Basile

Coordinator at FabLab Toscana and Fabricademy

Javier Figueroa

Director Fab Lab Atacama

Luciano Betoldi

International Operations Director at Fab Foundation / Fab Academy

Luis Felipe Céspedes

Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism

Alejandra Diaz de León

Fab Lat Kids General Coordinator

Activities

Cities: Towards a Liquid Distribution

The biggest socio-cultural transformations determined local and global urban structures in the past 200 years. The emergence of new technological media and citizen empowerment enable the possibility of moving from the right of access to the city to the right of making cities. In this panel will present different visions and strategies for the construction of a new model of a city.


Tomas Vivanco   /  

Tomas Diez   /  

Martin Tironi   /  

Mara Balestrini   /  

David Basulto   /  

Education: How do we envision the future of education

It is an admitted fact that education is experiencing challenging moments in all conventional teaching models and how they are being inserted within a concrete way to all sort of new rules that society and culture are generating by. The introduction of cross-cutting variables in educational models, the freedom and self-management of education brought about by the communications revolution, highly flexible educational curriculums and the promotion of 21st century skills are just some of the parameters on table of contemporary education. The debate in this panel proposes to explore where the educational models should be directed and how they should relate to the environment. STEAM, Fablabs, DYD, Hacking, are increasingly recurrent concepts in the educational scene, so what is the future of education?


David Cavallo   /  

Edward Peter Clapp   /  

Sherry Lassiter   /  

Sonya Pryor-Jones   /  

Gonzalo Vargas   /  

Decentralization : Mobile Fab Labs & Emergency Solutions


Robert Garita   /  

Juan Felipe López   /  

James Tooze   /  

Expanding Education in the Fab Lab Network


Neil Gershenfeld   /  

Fiore Basile   /  

Luciano Betoldi   /  

Anastasia Pistofidou   /  

Distributed Design

To Design is a strategic tool to create socio-cultural value, organizing matter and communicating their effects through a specific function that transform our build environment. To design is always a political act. Nowadays, the design has potentially more chances to be close to generated positives transformation within our society by several novel digital fabrication technologies and Internet holistic capabilities to generate more possibilities of social cohesion, expanding the inherent objects capacities to instances that construct systems from themselves. The main idea of this discussion is to provide several points of view in order to interpret how to design is moving from objects to systems


Andrés Briceño   /  

David Li   /  

Lauren Slowik   /  

James Tooze   /  

Making New economies


Tomas Diez   /  

Zach Dunham   /  

Primavera de Filippi   /  

Tony Fish   /  

Benjamin Tincq   /  

Prototyping a Sustainable Future


Beno Juarez   /  

Armando Azua   /  

Fernan Federici   /  

Elizabeth Henaff   /  

Julio Valdivia Silva   /  

Design Material Systems


Sergio Araya   /  

Liz Corbin   /  

Alexandre Dubor   /  

Alysia Garmulewicz   /  

Ceciia Raspanti   /  

FabAcademy Instructors meeting

All Instructors of FabAcademy are invited to work on the updates, exchanged knowledge, share agendas and new techniques, propose improvements and work collaboratively for the rapidly expanding FabAcademy.


Cardboard CNC Machines MTM (2days)

At Fab Lab Tecsup we have been working, since last year in the development of machine structures using cardboard. Cardboard is light weight and resistant depending on how do you design the structure. For this workshop, we are going to make a hands-on activity with the participants to developed a Tube Cutter Machine and 4 axis CNC machine.


Super Fab Lab Open : Fashion and Assistive Technology Challenge

Fab13ers! We are celebrating Fab13 with a Challenge on Fashion and Assistive Technology to recognize the ways society embraces digital fabrication in the most intimate way. Technology gets closer, it becomes an extension of our body to assist and augment our abilities, to gather and process our data. How can society adapt and benefit from the democratic access to knowledge and skills found in Fab Labs, to improve the life of people? How does the industry of fashion transform with digital distributed production and communities? We call on the participants of Fab13 to demonstrate the power of creation through visionary prototypes and innovative concepts. During the conference days makers, inventors, thinkers, and innovators will have access to the Super Fab Lab in order to develop their projects, ideas and technologies to prescribe the impact of wearables, digital fashion, and assistive technology, through digital fabrication and global collaborations. All projects will be presented on Saturday at the main stage of Fab13Festival and we are preparing great prices for the winning teams.


Afternoon Announcements

Let's Learn how to select your workshop on the APP


Foundations and Regional Networks


Minecraft hacking

Learn electronics and Minecraft with raspberry pi and Minecraft.


How to implement a community-based IoT system through digital fabrication and participative cartography

The workshop will focus on two 4-hour sessions, aided by the methodologies and hardware from Reacción that we will provide. The first session will focus on elaborating a digital model of a section of Santiago and analyzing its risks. The second session will plan on designing how a community will react to natural disasters and use simple GPS-mapping to simulate a natural disaster and analyze the results of the the made on the first session. We will look into moving into a real community in Santiago, or an outside environment to use the devices and make the simulation.


"Feria de maquinas" 3D scanning and 3D printing

Mobile Lab in action, demonstrations and 3D scanning and 3D printing!


Education for Educators

Education for Educators: Florencia Argüello FabEdu Program: Santi Fuentemlla Tactile Assisted Design / Working with Non-Sighted Students to turn CAD into TAD : Liz Whitewolf and Jon Doctorick Teaching Digital Fabrication in Alternative and Special Education: Brandon Prentice


Fab City // How To Make It Happen In Your City

Working Group: Fab City Bootcamp // How To Make It Happen In Your City *** Goals *** Kickstarted at FAB7 in Lima by Tomas Diez (Fab Lab Barcelona | IAAC), and now being prototyped in Barcelona, the Fab City project has been providing an overall framework for a long-term transition towards locally productive and globally connected cities. The initial pledge started in Barcelona at FAB10 with the commitment of the city to produce everything it consumes by 2054, has inspired others to make this transition happen, in a unique collaboration between bottom-up movements and top-down governments and institutions, in cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Boston, Shenzhen, Santiago, Detroit or the Kingdom of Bhutan. But how does this appealing vision translate in your local context? How can you bring together the local community while onboarding the municipality and companies ? How should you organize and where should you start ? Based on 18 months of experience from the Fab City Paris team, now established a local nonprofit gathering 25 member organizations, this workshop aims to give ideas and practical first steps to get the Fab City process started in your city. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two days working on Fab Cities Future Fab City, a Global Vision with Local Flavours : Lecture (1h) : Through the study we did for the city of Paris, we will present how we worked to make an international benchmark for productive cities and how we defined a specific vision for the city of Paris based on the local characteristics of the communities and local ongoing projects. Fab City Prototypes: Where Do We Start ? (1h) Presentations of cases of implementations of Fab Cities by various speakers FabCity Prototype: Tomas Diez, Fab City Plymouth: Anne Le Gars, FabCity Amsterdam: Karen Van Der Mooen, FabCity Gran Paris: Mihn Man And you, how would you deal with that in your city ? Working group to start to map local initiatives and define local flavors in your cities. Working group to start elaborate strategies to implement the process in your city. DAY 2: Fab City and Fab Citizens: Bringing Everyone Onboard (1h) In this part we will tell the story of how we built the association, how we engaged local labs and members and how we created the community around the project. We will also explain how we’ve been interacting with the City Council and we will talk about our proposal to implement a locally productive city in Paris. Workshop (2:30h) : And you, how would you deal with that in your city ? Working group to start to map local initiatives and define local flavours in your cities. Working group to start elaborate strategies to implement the process in your city. Working group to start elaborate strategies to implement a prototype in your city. Lecture (30mins) : How we are working in Paris to launch a prototype and which initiatives are arising (coliving, fablab building, superlab, public space redesign, etc…).


"La Misión" cocktail

250 pp only with reservation


Fab Lab for efficient usage of water for agriculture in water scarcity regions

Fab Lab for efficient use of water for agriculture in water scarcity regions. In India, we are facing crises in agriculture due to shortage in rainfall. At Vigyan Ashram, we are experimenting with using less water to grow more agriculture produce. We tried hydroponic to grow fodder, BIOME Dome for growing horticultural plants, Aqua-ponics for fishery and organic vegetables. We made automation system for them in the fab lab. The workshop will demonstrate the prototypes and share the experience of efficient water use, its recycling and to improve water level. It will also present the challenges to work on.


Simple Dynamo generator

During this workshop, we will learn how to use a motor in order to generate electricity. We will also understand the use of gears to amplify rotation, and oversee how the design process of a small generator using laser cutter parts and produce a 2D drawing with Fusion 360


Super-fun times making super Soft Sensors

Back by popular demand, with a new super-fun team running it! Participants will learn to create embedded sensors for use in e-textiles applications. The workshop focuses strongly on demonstrating and enabling co-learning experiences, allowing space for attendees to integrate existing experience and interests. The session will consist of a mix of individual and group-based hands-on learning, alongside discussion, analysis and lots of laughter. A little sewing and electronics knowledge handy but not required.


Fab Labs with impact & Leveraging the Fab Lab network

The Humanitarian FabKit is a rapidly deployable set of resources to enable solutions development with and for communities affected by natural and manmade disasters and humanitarian field workers. It leverages the Fab Lab standards and network. At maturity the Humanitarian FabKit includes the following components: Infrastructure (guidelines) Hardware (tools and digital fabrication machines) Digital platform (to manage the FabKit, share solutions and connect to online support networks) Facilitator (to support and guide users) We are targeting a base cost of 10K$ for the Humanitarian FabKit, not included is the salary of the Facilitator. The resources come packed in robust boxes that can be stacked on a pallet for easy transport or storage, appropriate to the specific needs of humanitarian operations in remote and difficult settings. Join us in the Humanitarian FabKit track for a series of roundtables, challenges and other discussions. As an outcome of this track we hope to create active communities of interest to follow-up on each topic after Fab13. A quick introduction to the Humanitarian FabKit, its components and capacities included. This overview will kickstart the Fab13 Humanitarian FabKit track. DAY 1 : Fab Labs in boxes (4h) Humanitarian and development work requires solutions adapted to the specific needs and constraints that comes with the challenges of remote and difficult settings. Size, cost, volume are all critical factors to consider. This thread will look into how to address some of these challenges. Roundtable : Flatpack Fab Lab made digital fabrication machines (with Jens Dyvik) Demo: Small Fab Lab made digital fabrication machines (with Jens Dyvik) Demo: FabBag - a digital fabrication machine in a bag (with Felix Ma) Demo: FabContainer - a Fab Lab made parametric container system that can also be transformed into furniture (with Bill Young) Demo: Basic craft and power tools to pack in the FabKit DAY 2 : Fab Labs with impact (2h) Fab Labs have an amazing potential to empower communities and address social challenges. This session will look into the questions of inclusion of vulnerable communities (with a special focus on female inclusion) and how to measure impact. Workshop: Inclusion of vulnerable communities Workshop: Monitoring & Evaluation Leveraging the Fab Lab network (2h) The global Fab Lab network through its nature and size provides an interesting opportunity to distribute support and problem solving encountered in humanitarian and development settings. How can we tap into that network? How can useful community projects be captured and shared? How can we build and scale fab lab management capacity in the field? Roundtable: Activating the network for humanitarian action Roundtable: Community solution exchange Roundtable: Training of trainers (with Luciano Betoldi) DAY 3 : Quality Testing In-Field Prototypes Q&A (2h) by Naiomi Lundman Present need for quality testing of prototypes informed by humanitarian needs. Present examples of prior quality testing engagements. Walk through online channels created for engagement. Outline how to do this and how to submit feedback. Receive workshop participant feedback and questions. Common actions and future planing strategies (2h) Related Workshops: Humanitarian and development challenges A set of humanitarian and development challenges that will be addressed throughout (and after) Fab13. Workshop: Fab Toilet (with Abhijeet Khandagale, details to be provided by Abhijieet) The Humanitarian FabKit is a rapidly deployable set of resources to enable solutions development with and for communities affected by natural and manmade disasters and humanitarian field workers. It leverages the Fab Lab standards and network. At maturity the Humanitarian FabKit includes the following components: Infrastructure (guidelines) Hardware (tools and digital fabrication machines) Digital platform (to manage the FabKit, share solutions and connect to online support networks) Facilitator (to support and guide users) We are targeting a base cost of 10K$ for the Humanitarian FabKit, not included is the salary of the Facilitator. The resources come packed in robust boxes that can be stacked on a pallet for easy transport or storage, appropriate to the specific needs of humanitarian operations in remote and difficult settings. Join us in the Humanitarian FabKit track for a series of roundtables, challenges and other discussions. As an outcome of this track we hope to create active communities of interest to follow-up on each topic after Fab13. A quick introduction to the Humanitarian FabKit, its components and capacities included. This overview will kickstart the Fab13 Humanitarian FabKit track. DAY 1 : Fab Labs in boxes (4h) Humanitarian and development work requires solutions adapted to the specific needs and constraints that comes with the challenges of remote and difficult settings. Size, cost, volume are all critical factors to consider. This thread will look into how to address some of these challenges. Roundtable : Flatpack Fab Lab made digital fabrication machines (with Jens Dyvik) Demo: Small Fab Lab made digital fabrication machines (with Jens Dyvik) Demo: FabBag - a digital fabrication machine in a bag (with Felix Ma) Demo: FabContainer - a Fab Lab made parametric container system that can also be transformed into furniture (with Bill Young) Demo: Basic craft and power tools to pack in the FabKit DAY 2 : Fab Labs with impact (2h) Fab Labs have an amazing potential to empower communities and address social challenges. This session will look into the questions of inclusion of vulnerable communities (with a special focus on female inclusion) and how to measure impact. Workshop: Inclusion of vulnerable communities Workshop: Monitoring & Evaluation Leveraging the Fab Lab network (2h) The global Fab Lab network through its nature and size provides an interesting opportunity to distribute support and problem solving encountered in humanitarian and development settings. How can we tap into that network? How can useful community projects be captured and shared? How can we build and scale fab lab management capacity in the field? Roundtable: Activating the network for humanitarian action Roundtable: Community solution exchange Roundtable: Training of trainers (with Luciano Betoldi) DAY 3 : Quality Testing In-Field Prototypes Q&A (2h) by Naiomi Lundman Present need for quality testing of prototypes informed by humanitarian needs. Present examples of prior quality testing engagements. Walk through online channels created for engagement. Outline how to do this and how to submit feedback. Receive workshop participant feedback and questions. Common actions and future planing strategies (2h) Related Workshops: Humanitarian and development challenges A set of humanitarian and development challenges that will be addressed throughout (and after) Fab13. Workshop: Fab Toilet (with Abhijeet Khandagale, details to be provided by Abhi


Fab Academy GRADUATION CEREMONY

It's time to get regarded! Congratulations to all FabAcademy Students 2017, this is the big moment for you!


Chilean Barbeque ¨ASADO¨


Quality Testing In-Field Prototypes Q&A

Humanitarian Makers is a grassroots, global community of makers and humanitarians supporting disaster response. We are in the process of narrowing our focus to enable effective, global engagement. In fall of 2017, we aim to pilot crowd-sourced quality testing of various in-field developed prototypes that are meeting a persistent and/or pressing human need. This will help us understand if this focus provides real value to humanitarians and makers alike. We are “incubated” in Field Ready and together are learning how to effectively support humanitarian hardware prototype development that is appropriate, affordable, available and accessible when and where needed, with a focus on distributed and local manufacturing. As such, we will be delivering a workshop on Quality Testing of In-Field Humanitarian Prototypes at Fab13. This workshop is interactive and hands-on. Participants will hear stories about field engineer efforts to create prototypes in humanitarian settings. Participants will have the opportunity to pull from their making experiences to inform how might prototype quality testing be accessible and actionable by the making community and fab lab network (the Q&A). Participants will also be able to walk-through a 3D print of a Field Ready prototype


Modular citizen science with sensor bricks and LEGO

Build your own smart sensor kit with internet enabled bricks and traditional LEGO! You get a hands-on experience in building your own smart device that you can control via a web interface or your voice with an Amazon Alexa. Build your own smart lamp that blinks when you get a Tweet, build a citizen science kit or control a game using your breath. You will get creative with Joris' final project prototypes which are Fab Lab made LEGO bricks with all kinds of smart technology inside, like sensors, LEDs and WiFi. This workshop is also great if you're an educator and want to learn how to use these new bricks in a learning environment.


Tickets

Your ticket includes:

  • 2 coffee breaks daily, and lunch during the whole week of the event.
  • Entrance from Monday to Thursday to the FAB13 Conference in the UC Extension Center, where in the morning you will be able to attend the activities, talks, and conversations on relevant topics such as cities, decentralization, education of the future, new economies and sustainable future among other matters.
  • In the afternoon from Monday to Thursday, there will be workshops given by members of Fab Labs' worldwide network.
  • Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception.
  • Reception at Campus Lo Contador Wednesday, August 3, where all the attendees will be able to enjoy a typical Chilean barbecue.
  • Entry to the Symposium at the Teatro Corpartes where a series of conferences and world-class conversations will be held.
  • Fab13 ceremony and closing reception at Castillo Hidalgo on Friday 7:00 p.m.

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