Fab13 Working Groups

Share and discuss ideas with experts from all over the globe.

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.

Activities

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.


Foundations and Regional Networks


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…).


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


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


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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