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Fab Lab Oulu

Fab Lab Oulu is a small digital manufacturing working area (fabrication laboratory) that complies with open innovation concept developed by MIT in the United States. In Fab Lab it is possible to design your own product or hardware from the scratch. Fab Lab Oulu operates within University of Oulu.

Fab Lab Oulu is the second fab lab existing in Finland. It provides you with a large set of tools, equipment, software, practices - shared according to the Fab Lab concept. Available for use are three 3D-printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, precision milling machine, electronics workbenches and open source design software.

You can build your own prototypes or fulfill your needs for different research and education projects in Fab Lab Oulu. Fab Lab Oulu provides various machines, processes, codes, and capabilities that are easy-to-use and help bring your ideas into reality. In addition, Fab Lab Oulu provides you with the possibillity to participate in various events, workshops, projects, and training activities for digital modeling and fabrication.


Now in Fab Lab Oulu

The following training is offered on a regular basis:

  • Fab Academy : This is a 6-month training program taking place from January to June every year. It teaches principles and applications of digital fabrication using a hands-on approach to acquire a diversity of skills like web development, project management, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, electronics design and production, 3D printing, laser cutting, embedded programming. At the end of the program the student is capable of mastering the entire process of digital fabrication, demonstrating this capability by creating and presenting a functional prototype that encompasses different functionalities learned during the training. The graduate of the program receives a Fab Academy Diploma awarded by the Fab Academy.  More information at http://fabacademy.org/.

    The first Fab Academy training at Fab Lab Oulu was organized in 2016. Three graduates were awared the Fab Academy Diploma; see their projects here.

    In 2017, Fab Lab Oulu had 6 students enrolled in the Fab Academy 2017 programme; 5 graduated by July 2017, and one graduated in 2018 - see their projects here.

    In 2018, Fab Lab Oulu had 8 new students. All of them graduated during the cycle-  see their projects here

    More info about Fabacademy at: http://www.oulu.fi/fablab/fabacademy

  • Course on "Principles of Digital Fabrication" : This is a 5-credits course organized by University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. The course is held at Fab Lab Oulu between March and May. All students in University of Oulu are invited to participate. Please see Weboodi for more information.





Fab Lab in Action

Below there are presented some highlights reflecting interesting happenings and projects connected to Fab Lab Oulu.