On Thursday, March 22, the School District of Wabeno held a Fab Lab Open House at the high school. For those who might have wondered what a Fab Lab is, you are not alone. This writer was a little in the dark, too, so a visit to scour the Internet (not to mention the mind of Fab Lab Director Tim Stolar) was definitely in order.
Fab Lab is short for fabrication laboratory. In layman’s terms, it’s a small-scale workshop with personal digital fabrication capabilities. Clear as mud, right? It all pretty much boils down to design, creation and fabrication using high-tech, state-of-the-art equipment. What one uses depends on what one is wanting to create.