What we're about

FAB LAB is focused on developing creative learning experiences for people of all ages, and engaging students and community to explore ideas through the use of innovative technology.

We welcome anyone interested in discussing or promoting physical fabrication and community-building based on digital techniques (2d cutting and folding, 3d printing and milling, etching, circuits, microprocessors, Web design, etc).

FAB LAB San Diego was founded by Xavier Leonard and Katie Rast.

Upcoming events (5+)

Laser cutter Refresher Class - at SDFWA Shop

5360 Eastgate Mall

This laser cutter _refresher_ class is being taught by Travis Good at the SDFWA member workshop and is 1 hour long. If you have taken a Laser Cutter class at another location(Fab Lab, Maker Place, etc) please contact Travis or I directly to discuss expected skills being 'refreshed'. The class costs $20 and if you are not already a member of the SDFWA you'll also need to join as a member(for insurance reasons) for $35. You can learn more and sign-up at the link below. https://app.punchpass.com/org/2729/classes/3965433 Please RSVP here and then continue on to signup at the link provided below. Non members of the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (SDFWA) will be required to join ($35/yr ) for insurance purposes. There are other benefits to joining and taking the class but they are only of value if you also purchase Shop time since they are related to using the laser cutters after class completion. Visit http://www.SDFWA.org/shop for more about the woodworking shop. SIGN-UP ( Required ): Laser Cutter Refresher Class https://app.punchpass.com/org/2729/classes/3965433

CNC Introduction - Series of Four Classes at SDFWA Shop (June/July 2019)

This Introduction class is being taught by Travis Good at the SDFWA member workshop. It's a FOUR session series starting with the Introduction class. You are signing up for all four. The 4 class package costs $295. The next series is scheduled over two weekends. Saturday June 29 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM Sunday June 30 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM Saturday July 6 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM Sunday July 7 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM You can learn more and sign-up at the link below. https://app.punchpass.com/org/2729/classes/3973653 Please RSVP here and then continue on to signup at the link provided below. Non members of the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (SDFWA) will be required to join ($35/yr ) for insurance purposes. There are other benefits to joining and taking the class but they are only of value if you also purchase Shop time since they are related to using the CNC after class completion. After the 4 classes you will be ready to make some amazing things using the CNC router. Visit http://www.SDFWA.org/shop for more about the woodworking shop. SIGN-UP ( Required ): CNC Introduction Series https://app.punchpass.com/org/2729/classes/3973653

San Diego DIYRoboCars - Beginners and Builders

AleSmith Brewing Company

On the 2nd Tuesday of the month we have our monthly DIYRoboCar Builders and Beginners event at a local brewery. DIYRoboCars are DIY and open source autonomous cars of any size, from tiny 1:28th scale to full-size. Checkout http://diyrobocars.com for overview of the global project. If you want to start a DIYRoboCar Project (Donkey Car, DIYRoboCars, RoPi, etc), please bring your kits, and we will have experts who can help you out. If you want to just come out and hang out with the club members, pick up a BOM listing, etc you are more than welcome to join us as well. Bring your bots, your parts, your curiosity and for fun wear a robot shirt if you can, so that we can identify you easily. One of our Co-hosts teaches a course at UCSD using our project and will give a great understanding of what's required should you want to join in and build a vehicle: https://guitar.ucsd.edu/maeece148/index.php/Introduction_to_Autonomous_Vehicles

San Diego DIYRoboCars - Beginners and Builders

AleSmith Brewing Company

On the 2nd Tuesday of the month we have our monthly DIYRoboCar Builders and Beginners event at a local brewery. DIYRoboCars are DIY and open source autonomous cars of any size, from tiny 1:28th scale to full-size. Checkout http://diyrobocars.com for overview of the global project. If you want to start a DIYRoboCar Project (Donkey Car, DIYRoboCars, RoPi, etc), please bring your kits, and we will have experts who can help you out. If you want to just come out and hang out with the club members, pick up a BOM listing, etc you are more than welcome to join us as well. Bring your bots, your parts, your curiosity and for fun wear a robot shirt if you can, so that we can identify you easily. One of our Co-hosts teaches a course at UCSD using our project and will give a great understanding of what's required should you want to join in and build a vehicle: https://guitar.ucsd.edu/maeece148/index.php/Introduction_to_Autonomous_Vehicles

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