Fablab @ Waag Society
This is the lab were we get our fabacademy class.
At Fablab Amsterdam, Waag Society offers workshop formats for education, like FabSchool, Teacher Maker Camp and several Academy programmes in the field of digital fabrication, biotechnology and textiles. We also use the Fab Lab as a rapid prototyping facility for our own projects. The Fablab in Amsterdam is part of a global network, sharing knowledge and ideas.
The Open Hardware approach is in line with the Open Source and Open Content (CC) communities. Fablab Amsterdam also participates in the international Fab Academy, a distributed course in digital fabrication from MIT. Waag Society regularly schedules events that use the facilities of the Fablab.
Short history The first (temporary) Fablab in Amsterdam was opened during the El HEMA exhibition (24 August 2007). Most machines of this Fablab moved to Waag Society in 2008, then housed in Pakhuis de Zwijger. In 2010, Fablab Amsterdam moved to the first floor of the Waag on the Nieuwmarkt.
Last year we had our 10th anniversary and made a beautiful brochure about the first 10 years and our ideas of the future. Inside this brochure is a article called Planet B: How doughnuts and mushrooms inspire the future of Fab Labs: read it!