Fab Academy for Students

Fab Academy General Rules

The role of Fab Academy is to initiate, mentor and technically train new students for participation and leadership in the global Fab Lab Network community. It’s how we train our teachers. It’s also a great way to gain exposure to a wide variety of digital fabrication, electronics, molding and casting and composites practices and build skills in a short amount of time.

This document is written for those interested and/or participating the Fab Academy (both current and aspiring students and labs). It assumes that you already know what a Fab Lab is – and that you already have one or are in the process of setting one up.

Please read the Fab Academy Handbook 2017 HERE.


Fab Academy Evaluation Process

During Fab Academy, you will learn how to envision, prototype and document your ideas through many hours of hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools. This document outlines:

  • the assignments (what you’ll do)
  • what we want you to learn each week (why you’re doing it)
  • the base-line evidence/proof/things you need to show what you’ve learned each week (what you did and how you did it).

As you work, check the information for each assignment in this document. Advise your local instructor when you’ve completed assignments so they include your work in their weekly round of assessment. Your local instructor will advise of dates and times of assessments.



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The Evaluation Process has 3 steps:

-Instructor’s assessment

-Final Project Presentation in from of Faculty and peers

-Global Evaluators assessment


Please read the Evaluation Section of the Fab Academy Handbook HERE

Please read the Fab Academy Assignments and Assessment doc HERE.


IMPORTANT: Students fees cover 1 year (2 evaluation rounds in the year of enrollment, not later!) of instruction and assessment. After this period, access to instruction and evaluation will have extra costs. Check Continuing students section here.


Students Complaints and Grievances

It is our duty to ensure that all Fab Academy students receive a quality education and that relations between staff and students are equitable. This is why we offer a system for the resolution of disputes, in case they arise.

Please read the Fab Academy Grievances Procedure HERE

File a Complaint HERE