The Makerlab is the CRI fablab. The concept of fablab originated from MIT: it is a lab equipped with high tech digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC micromilling machines as well as electronics prototyping equipment that allow users to build prototypes and personalized objects in hours. It si a lab to make “almost anything”.
The MakerLab is a training, research and development space specialized in prototyping open source and low tech devices for education and research. The machine and equipment we have allow to fabricate devices from micron scales to meters scale. Every year more than 200 students are trained in the MakerLab from primary school kids to Phd students and researchers.
The MakerLab is a training, research and development space on open source and low tech solution prototyping tools to address societal issues. The space includes woodworking, electronic manufacturing, and digital manufacturing machines. It is positioned as a scientific creation workshop. It brings together étudiant⋅es, young people entrepreneurs, researchers, citizens and teachers to learn, innovate and undertake. In the same spirit as the FabLab, these third places neither laboratories nor start-ups, the MakerLab feeds on the interaction between science, technology and society.
Its experts do research, teaching, mentoring and projects. They are able to guide, train and advise at any stage of an open source and low tech device project.
Digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment and machinery (laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, woodworking, etc.),
A hardware manager and a manufacturing manager with a thorough knowledge of prototyping, the world of open source, and the projects of the CRI ecosystem.