What is FabLab?
Why do we need a FabLab at the University of Constance?
With the FabLab we want to promote interdisciplinary work and actively support the transfer between specific subject areas, reasearch and education. Moreover, it is our goal to forward the exchange between the university and community, economy and politics. The FabLab is an open workshop that is open to everyone and creates an easy access to modern production technologies. These technologies include 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and more computer operated machinery. People are able to realize their ideas idependently and can freely use the equipment and knowledge of the FabLab.
The FabLab is part of the future Forum Konstanz and therefore an essential element of the strategy "University of Konstanz - creative.together". The construction of the FabLab is already in motion and is funded by the Dr. K. H. Eberle Stiftung.
The Fab Charta Constance is practiced based on specifications of the international "Fab Charter". They include guidelines that were drafted by the Fab Foundation and create a baseline for every FabLab. The Charta currently includes seven base principles that affect the access and the responsibility of each individual.
What is a FabLab?
Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication.
What is in a FabLab?
Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared.
Who can use a FabLab?
Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs.
Learn more about using the FabLab.
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
What does the fab lab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what's available within one lab.