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There will be no fab lab public offerings this Spring or Summer 2016.
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Nord Advanced Technologies Center
Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: (440) 366-4760
Fab Lab Coordinator
R. Scott Zitek
Engineering Technologies Division
The Lorain County Community College Fab Lab is based upon the concepts of Dr Neil Gershenfeld, the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Bits and Atoms.
A Fab Lab is a collection of commercially available machines that can be used to "make just about anything with features bigger than those of a computer chip." Realistically, it offers the tools needed to "conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and test” a wide variety of things. The best part is that the equipment is surprisingly easy to use.
Fab Lab Hours
Faculty, staff, students and the general public are welcome to check out the LCCC Fab Lab during the hours shown. If someone is interested in using the equipment, lab personnel should also be available to help during these times.
Tentative open lab hours through June 5, 2016
During June there will be limited Fab Lab open lab hours and support. We will soon be moving the Fab Lab to room PC107 so that construction of the new Fab Lab can be completed.
Monday, May 30, 2016 - closed for holiday
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - closed
Additional open lab hours for June will be posted as determined.
To confirm hours or for more information call the fab lab directly at 440-366-4760. The Fab Lab will be closed if the campus is closed for a holiday or if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, etc.
LCCC is proud to be a host site for the 2016 Global Fab Academy. This five month program starts the last week of January. Become a fab lab guru - see www.fabacademy.org for details.
United States Fab Lab Network Annual Symposium
March 21-24, 2016 at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR. This year’s Symposium will feature workshops on innovation and entrepreneurship development through Fab Labs & Makerspaces. Other presentations will focus on education, equipment, tech training, and start-up/sustainability of a Fab Lab.
The USFLN Symposium annually brings together Fab Labs and Makerspaces together to collaborate and learn best practices for programs and operations. It is the best opportunity to effectively network and learn from community centered, K12, and college based Fab Labs from around the U.S. If your organization is looking at starting a Fab Lab/Makerspace, this event is your most cost effective and time efficient way to learn from existing Fab Labs and also see demonstrations of various Fab Lab equipment in our vendors area.
Registration & event details are available at http://usfln.org/index.php/symposium Discounted room reservations for attendees are available at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bentonville, AR. As an added bonus, registration also covers annual membership in the United States Fab Lab Network.
USFLN is a connected network of Fab Labs who exchange knowledge, ideas, and resources to collectively empower and promote Fab Labs across the U.S., you can learn more at www.usfln.org. You can find us on Facebook/USFLN as well.
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