A Manifesto for Global Design and Local Production

  1. Fab Lab Made products include daily used objects, as well as art and design
  2. All labour involved in their production is fairly compensated
  3. Fab Lab Made products favour re-used, upcycled and local materials
  4. Shared designs with open source licences keep their value over time and should be preferred
  5. Designers and collaborators are fairly compensated for each product sold, even if their design is open
  6. Fab Lab Made products are not harmful, dangerous or illegal
  7. Fab Labs with the standard setup are able to produce most products
  8. Production is mainly targeted at local markets, long distance shipping is avoided as it hurts the planet
  9. Competition between labs shouldn’t exist as we are all part of the same global community
  10. The Fab Lab made label only aim is the sustainability of the global fab lab network and its members

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Made in a Fab Lab @Internet Festival, PISA

Made in a Fab Lab goes to Internet Festival, Pisa 5-7 October 2017 with an immersive experience in local production of global design, focused on making finished products using digital fabrication techniques and processes that can be easily replicated in any lab. Consumer Electronics products (interactive electronic items such as MP3 players, Bluetooth speakers, smart mirrors...)Wearable devices and Machines for Personal Automation will be produced in this workshop. The first part of the day is related to the digital fabrication. The objective is to provide a broad overview of…

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Made in a Fab Lab Workshop in Dubai

We are very excited to announce a new workshop inspired by the Made in a Fab Lab brand, this time at Fab Lab Dubai, UAE on the 26-30 August 2017! The workshop will be focused on teens 15-18 and will provide them an overview of all the steps required to turn a prototype into a real product. During 5 days teams will work and develop more than 12 projects, selected in the biggest consumer areas: Wearables, IOT, Personal Automation and Design. We adapted the Made in a Fab Lab workshop…

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Just Launched: Made in a Fab Lab Workshop at ISIA Firenze

We are delighted to announce the next Made in a Fab Lab Workshop in Florence: May, 19-20 / 26-27 2017. This will be our first 4 days long workshop after the shorter ones in China and US. The first day will be dedicated to basic techniques and processes for digital fabrication, while the other 3 days will be each focused on a specific kind of product: consumer electronics, wearables and machines that make. Checkout the workshop page for more information.…

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