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Fat Cat Fab Lab Community Meetup

Join us to learn more about the new Fat Cat Fab Lab, an upcoming Maker hub in Manhattan!

Fat Cat has a long history of acting as a hub and meetup space encouraging creative, collaborative interaction through gaming and music. It has been described as an informal arts incubator, and a place where anyone can learn to play and play to learn. These core values such as connecting people, sharing knowledge, and supporting creativity lend themselves to our new endeavor, the fat cat Fab Lab. Fab Labs are digital fabrication laboratories that provide the tools for rapid prototyping and small scale manufacturing in a community-accessible space.

In order to present this new project to the community, on Saturday, April 27th we will be holding an open house and community presentation on the fat cat Fab Lab, addressing where it currently is in development, and what roles it can play in the community.  We are excited to have Katie Rast flying in from California to work with our team to present at this meetup.  Katie is a founder of Fab Lab San Diego and has worked extensively with the MIT Fab Lab Network since 2007 to promote community-embedded laboratories and learning opportunities.

Because this undertaking is ultimately about you, the local community of makers, we are interested to hear your ideas and meet you.  We are also especially interested in meeting those of you with specialized skills that are interested in teaching, mentoring, or being involved in our project in any way.   We hope that you can join us!

Originally growing out of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, Fab Labs are a global network of labs with similar tools and goals, and Fat Cat Fab Lab is the first in Manhattan. In a Fab Lab, community members can learn new skills, hold a maker or crafter meetup with other members, design and build products, and unlock inventions and ideas. The tools that enable this process are low-cost and open source software and hardware, CNC machines such as laser cutters, 3 axis milling machines and 3D printers. The ultimate goal is to democratize innovation, allowing for low barrier access to these tools by the community, and assistance in actualizing ideas in physical form.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great meet up, I look forward to being involved

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Philip

    I will be out of town this weekend, but looking forward to the next!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • brendan

    Can somebody show me how to make action figures with a 3D printer?

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Todd B.

    I'll be in Baltimore at Robotfest all day actually, but would love to meet you all via a Google Hangout. If someone could please set that up during the meetup, I'll try to connect with you all that way.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • daniel

    Making is good.

    1 · April 13, 2013

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