Welcome to
Fab Academy 2015


The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course, MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything.
The Fab Academy began as an outreach project from the CBA, and has since spread to Fab Labs around the world.

video conference

The program provides advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.

The course intends to provide instruction and supervises investigation of the mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication.
Here is where many new fab lab managers, gurus, teachers and makers get their training in digital fabrication.

Students pages

Maria Boavida
Belmiro Luís


  • principles and practices, project management (Jan 28)
  • computer-aided design (Feb 4)
  • computer-controlled cutting (Feb 11)
  • electronics production (Feb 18)
  • 3D scanning and printing (Feb 25)
       Topical Talk: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (Feb 26)
  • electronics design (Mar 4)
  • embedded programming (Mar 11)
       Topical Talk: David Cuartielles [Arduino founder] (Mar 17)
  • computer-controlled machining (Mar 18)
  • molding and casting (Mar 25)
  • break (Apr 1)
  • input devices (Apr 8)
  • output devices (Apr 15)
       Topical Talk: Usman Haque [Umbrellium and Thingful founder] (Apr 21)
  • composites (Apr 22)
       Topical Talk: Bram Geenen [Wevolver founder] (Apr 24)
  • networking and communications (Apr 29)
  • interface and application programming (May 6)
  • applications and implications (May 13)
  • mechanical design, machine design (May 20)
  • invention, intellectual property, and income (May 27)
  • project development (Jun 3)
  • project presentations (Jun 10)
  • machine presentations (Jun 22)
  • project presentations (Jun 24)
  • machine presentations (Jun 26)