We are excited to be Alberta’s first MIT Fab Lab! As a part of this program, our digital fabrication facility will be linked to 1750 labs in over 100 countries, allowing students to collaborate with their global peers.
We live in a global society, interconnected to each other far greater than in past generations. We recognize this reality and wish to encourage and nurture a global innovation focus at our school.
The Fab Lab program emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), a cross-campus program that works to merge the digital world with the physical world.
These digital fabrication laboratories help inspire people to turn ideas into new prototypes by giving them access to a wide range of advanced digital manufacturing technology.
These labs are connected by similar processes and equipment. A student in Kenya, Egypt or Finland can upload their project to the network, to be accessed by a student in Calgary.
Fab Lab equipment includes 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, a vinyl cutter, and a variety of robotics, sensors, and electronic components.