Mobile Fab Labs Come To Aurora, Joliet
What is a Fab Lab?
In August, a mobile Fab Lab will be coming to Aurora and Joliet. Fab Labs are state-of-the-art fabrication laboratories available to the public throughoutthe country where children and adults can invent, design and manufacture products. The equipment can be used to design anything from tools to motors to data networks to artwork.
The mobile Fab Lab will be open to members of the public interested in learning more about the facilities. Tours and demonstrations will be available for groups on request.
August 5-7 August 12-14
10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
SciTech Museum Joliet Junior College
18 W. Benton St. 1215 Houbolt Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506 Joliet, IL 60431
Anyone interested in scheduling a tour should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-585-7672.
The Mobile Fab Lab
In March, Congressman Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The legislation, which has received bipartisan support, would create a nonprofit entity to establish a National Fab Lab network throughout the United States. This chartered status would be similar to the status enjoyed by the VFW and Little League Baseball.
More information on the Fab Lab Act of 2013 is available here.