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Fablab@SAUL at 3Dcamp Ireland 2013

Lessons learned about how to set up a self-build Fablab

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At the end of May we took part in the sixth edition of 3Dcamp hosted by the University of Limerick and organized by Gabriela Avram, James Corbett & Vicky Lee.

Crypto currencies, digital fabrication, 3D printing & free culture were some of the themes presented. The day started with Conor MacCormack from MCor technologies who gave a fantastic overview of their paper-baser full color 3Dprinting technology.

In our talk we described the experience of building our own fabrication lab at the School Of Architecture following three main principles: making them as affordable as possible, using Open Source projects for all our machines and trying to use self-replicable designs so students could fabricate their own machines with the fablab ones. After the talk, we did a visit to our facilities with some friends from TOG in Dublin, 091labs in Galway and Milklabs in Limerick.

Finally, we would like to thank Gabriela, James, Vicky & the rest of the organization for such interesting day. Looking forward to next year 3DCamp!

Here you have the slides. Shared, of course, with our usual creative commons license CC-BY-3.0