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Is about the maker movement. The maker movement is the platform for today’s artisans to create, craft, and develop leading ideas and products. The meteoric growth of micro-manufacturers and online platforms like Etsy demonstrates how strongly the movement has taken root. And it's in cities where makers are plying their trade. It is the urban arena that is the true fulcrum of innovation as the natural meeting place of people, place, and prosperity. This hyperlocal manufacturing environment holds potential not only for individual hobbyists (myself included)–-but for economic development efforts. Community wide advances in local entrepreneurship and job creation are growing due to the rise of maker spaces, both nationwide and globally.

Particularly as we move full circle with the rise, once again, of cities, it is imperative for city leaders to capitalize on the creativity, advanced skill sets, and far-thinking ideas of city dwellers for the betterment of our communities. Is about the history of the Fab Lab. Fab Lab IED Madrid was born with the compromise of joining both design theory and fabrication.

The space has all the usual infrastructure for digital fabrication, but also focuses on traditional crafts with infrastructure that is not easy to find available together in one place, as painting booth, welding facilities, woodworking stations, vacuformer, photographic processing, screen printing, etc. Fab Lab IED facilities have more than 300 square meters dedicated to these tasks and we encourage experimentation and discovery. It´s focused in three main groups of users: - Actual and former students of IED Madrid. - Entrepreneurs and partner enterprises, that will have the possibility to develop their projects both in the business and prototyping areas. - Maker community and people involved in embracing both education, design and open minded fabrication. Employees I work here. About Maker Faire. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media.

30 Website For 3D Printer. Updated: June 14, 2016 / Home » Computer PC Hardware » Laser & Inkjet Printers If you own a 3D printer such as Makerbot’s Replicator for 3D printing, you will find these 50 websites with their free 3D models very useful. Some do offer free download, some offer at a reasonable price. 3D Printer Maker ↓ Shapeways (Paid) Shapeways.com is the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. . ↓ 123D Gallery (Free) Created by AutoDesk for people who want to make things themselves, Autodesk 123D is free software integrated with content and fabrication services. . ↓ Turbosquid (Paid) TurboSquid was founded in 2000 to serve the 3D model industry. . ↓ Yeggi (Search Engine) » yeggi is a search engine for printable 3D models (only) . ↓ cadyou (Free Open Source) Cadyou is a new community for digital designers to find and share high quality 2d and 3d files.

. ↓ CGTrader (Paid) CGTrader is an online marketplace where 3D artists and designers can buy, sell or share 3D models. . ↓ Thingiverse (Paid) ↓ GrabCAD (Free) How To Make Instructions. Is about the Maker culture. The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping.[1] There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively. Philosophical emphasis[edit] 'Maker culture' emphasizes learning-through-doing (constructivism) in a social environment.

Hackerspaces and Fab Labs[edit] Media[edit] Maker Faire[edit] Criticisms[edit] A number of criticisms have been levelled against the claim that maker culture offers an innovative model of learning. Everything old is new again[edit] Hobbyists have made custom things for a long time. See also[edit] Fab labs Foundation. FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterYoutubeYoutubeFabEd info@fabfoundation.org Add a lab to the map @ Mediterranean Fab Lab Cava de’ Tirreni, Campania ON/OFF Fablab Parma Parma, Emilia Romagna Open Dot Milano, (MI) Rinoteca FabLab Ancona Social FabLab Orvieto, TR Syskrack Lab Grassano, Basilicata TIS FabLab Bozen, BZ TalentLab Padova Padova Urban FabLab Napoli , ITALY Verona Fablab Grezzana, Verona WeMake – Milan’s Makerspace Milan cssm Uggiano La Chiesa Japan FABLAB Hamamatsu Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka-ken, Japan FPGA-CAFE/FabLab Tsukuba つくば市, Ibaraki Prefecture Fab Lab Oita Oita, Oita FabCafe Tokyo Shibuya , Tokyo FabLab DAZAIFU Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka-ken FabLab Kannai 横浜市, 神奈川県 FabLab Kitakagaya Osaka-shi FabLab SENDAI 仙台市, 宮城県 FabLab Shibuya Shibuya, Tokyo Fablab Kamakura Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Intilaq Tohoku Innovators Hub Sendai, Miyagi-Ku Social Fabrication Center Keio University, SUPER FABLAB Kenya Riga.

Maker Faire. 30 Best Sites to Find Print Models. Looking for STL file downloads for your 3D printer? Here are the 34 best sites and search engines for free 3D printer files and 3D printer models. Don’t miss: This is a selection of the best 3D printing websites, content repositories, marketplaces and search engines for free 3D printer files to download. Each lets you browse a large choice of 3D printing designs — and provides free STL files and 3D printer models — to print at home. Some of these sites also include storefronts for selling 3D printing designs.

Have we missed your favorite site for free STL file downloads? Best Sites for Free STL Files & 3D Printer Files/Models Site for Free STL Files/3D Printer Files/3D Printer Models #1: Thingiverse The single biggest content repository for 3D printer files on this list, Thingiverse is a website operated by MakerBot Industries, the creators of the popular Replicator series of 3D printers.

Back to top Site for Free STL Files/3D Printer Files/3D Printer Models #2: GrabCAD. Websites That Will Inspire Your Next Creation.