DigiFabCon Brings Together Maker Community

DigiFabCon Brings Together Maker Community

In its 5th year, DigiFabCon returned to Cambridge, MA in March to bring together a diverse group of makers who have one thing in common: using digital fabrication tools like 3D Printing, CAD design and laser cutting to change education, entrepreneurship, agriculture, startup creation, medicine, humanitarian aid, community building – well, the world!  From Fab Labs in inner city Detroit to makers sailing the seven seas, the democratization of new manufacturing tools is empowering people in ways never before imagined. Caitlin Krause of MindWise said of the 2-day interactive event: “magic happened in that ideas playground”.  Inspired by the people she met, Caitlin has put together a beautiful piece that captures the essence of this wonderful community.  We hope you enjoy...
3D Printing Hands for Kids in Orphanages in India

3D Printing Hands for Kids in Orphanages in India

One of Fab Lab Hub’s more gratifying projects is a partnership with Limitless Child International.  The young non-profit based in Portland, Maine is helping give a childhood to kids who live without families in orphanages.  We’re providing technical expertise on a 3D Printed limb project to help Limitless Child get donated prosthetics to kids in India. Recently 20 Portlanders, mostly from CIEE Study Abroad, volunteered a Friday evening to begin construction of 3-D printed prosthetic hands that Limitless Child will take to India at the end of March. Among the makers were Thaddeus from  Portland Public Library‘s Technology Center and Jacob from the Open Bench Project.  Phase II in March will finish up the hands.  Watch this space for details and email service@fablabhub.org for details on how you can get...