9th February 2017

FABLAB Devon is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. It’s a not-for-profit, community resource where anybody can invent and make just about anything. At the Fablab we have a range of machinery including 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC router, hotpress, embroidery machine, sewing machine, sublimation printer, graphics tablet, lightbox and laptops.

Open Access Tuesdays is designed to offer a opportunity for children in years 9-11 to come after school and access some of the Fablab facilities. As it stands you have to be 16 years old to become a member of the Fablab, so we wanted to set something up to enable the younger generation to access our facilities.

Attendees of Open Access Tuesdays will have access to laptops with 2D and 3D design (rhino, 123D Design and 123D Make, Inkscape ) and are able to use the machinery supervised by Fablab staff. The laptops are free to access but machine time and materials will incur a fee.

The sessions are not designed to be a structured/lead, they are more of a peer to peer opportunity where the children can work on their homework projects or self lead design projects in a space that enables them to access digital making equipment.

There is no booking required, so pupils are welcome to show up any time between 16:00 and 18:45. However, entry will be on a first come first served basis if we become full.