Education and projects


The following education 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

    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:

  • 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.



This page updates constantly with more contents to showcase the most interesting projects done in Fab Lab Oulu.

You can find documents and utilize the gained experience of others in your own projects. All projects are open-source and each of them have provided a licence.

If you are involved in a project with Fab Lab Oulu, you can also showcase your project here. You have to provide the source files in Git hub or other open repository and provide a licence.


Fab Academy Projects

2015: Jani Ylioja 

2016: Antti Mäntyniemi, Dorina Rajanen, Juha-Pekka Mäkelä

2017: Eino Antikainen, Iván Sánchez Milara, Jari Pakarinen, Nataliya Schevchuk, Yriö Louhisalmi, Mikko Toivonen

2018: Marta Cortés Orduña, Heidi HartikainenBehnaz NorouziKati PitkänenJari UusitaloPeetu VirkkalaAri Vuokila

Fab Lab Oulu Scheduler: Git hub files repository (fab-lab-scheduler), the online system:

Fab Lab 4 Schools: Ivan Sanchez Milara project introducing Fab Lab to schools

Interface glove for Blender: Git hub files repository (virtual-fablab)

Fab Lab Oulu in Github:

Fabbable Measurement Devices:

Last updated: 16.11.2018