The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab is a small-scale workshop for computer-based innovation, design and fabrication. The Fab Lab allows you to dream up, design and make almost anything you can imagine using open source software and DIY equipment.
The Workshops & Classes page has been updated. It now contains an embedded Google Calendar, and will be updated continuously.
The Epilog laser is back online, in time for tonight's open session.
Many thanks to Mercedes!!!
Hello Ms. Barrett,
Mary Gen and I wanted to thank you and all the volunteers again of behalf of our team for helping us finish our acrylic plaques on time for delivery. We went down to East Saint Louis the very next day and successfully installed them on a wall of the public computing lab we were setting up. Please find attached a few pictures of the final outcome. We think they look great against the purple wall we painted and the pictures were included in our final presentation, so now a few more library science students know how awesome the Fab Lab is!!
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
First test print with the Makerbot Cupcake - still need to rig up a heated platform for full production cycle
Join us for discussion and planning of upcoming events at the fab lab Tuesday December 13th at 5:30 PM - light refreshments available
Here is a slideshow from Fab Off 2011, held on Saturday October 22nd 2011.
We had a wonderful time hosting the other Fab Labs, and met a lot of creative, talented, and friendly people!
Direct Link: Fab Off 2011 Photo Set on Flickr
This is a slideshow of Steve Holt's impressive, artisitic, and prolific collection of Fab Lab projects. Enjoy!
Direct Link: Steve Holt's Fab Lab Portfolio Photo Set on Flickr
Come and join our curriculum committe discussion. The curriculum committee is planning to meet on Tuesday, November 15 around 6pm.
Join us for discussion and planning of upcoming events at the fab lab Tuesday November 8th at 5:30 PM - light refreshments available
The Fab Lab will be closed the following days over the 2011/2012 Holliday Season:
Here are a few pictures from the first Blue Platter Saturday, October 8th.
If you missed the event, please joint us next Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to 12 pm.
Join us for discussion and planning of upcoming events at the fab lab - light refreshments available
The Champaign-Urbana Community will be holding the first ever Fab Off!
A Fab Off is...
-an opportunity to come together and meet people from other fab labs
-a chance to interact with new materials (from www.inventables.com)
-a build session with a team of enthusiastic fabbers
-a chance to win wildly "intrinsically motivating" prizes (read that to mean of little or no monetary value
-good food and festivities
Blue Platter Saturdays are events that CUCFL puts together as workshops for experimenting with new processes or materials.