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

          In 2019,  all our 10 students graduated at Fab15 conference. See their projects here.

          In 2020,  in spite of the COVID pandemic 7 of our students graduated. They will collect their diploma in 2021.




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 VuokilaMegumi Iwata

2019: Jobin VargheseGleb BulyginMarjo LeinonenPerttu PiirainenSahan Sandeepa Wickramaarachchialok sethiMichael OduorYasir ShafiullahLukasz SurazynskiArash Sattari

2020: Achille Gakwaya, Anssi Heikkinen, Noora Nyberg, Tatiana Avsievich, Xinhui Hu, Yazan A M Barhoush, Zhengya Gong

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 Gitlab:

Monnibox, a game controller made at Fablab:

Fabbable Measurement Devices:

Vinyl roll stand:

Steam in Oulu was initiated by Iván Sánchez Milara and Kati Pitkänen in collaboration with City of Oulu (coordinated by Arto Niva and Paula Vorne) with the goal of bringing digital fabrication to formal learning environments. Steam in Oulu is becoming a network of schools, Fab Labs an University researchers aiming to spread STEAM education among participating schools.   Fab Lab Oulu has participated by training teachers in digital fabrication processes and pedagogies, as well as, coordinating the work among different local schools and disseminating the work done. More info in

Last updated: 24.1.2021