Fab Lab Connect initiated the creation of the first Fab lab in Corsica in March 2014. We created a public – private partnership to fund the Lab which was inaugurated a year ago. We are proud of the first Fab Academy students graduating soon. Check their photos with the Italian expert who came to help them through this 5 months MIT course.
After six months of work, the four trainees of the first Fab Academy of Corsica presented the results of their work done with the advice of the Fab Lab of Ajaccio but also live lectures from the prestigious MIT.
The Fab Academy is a digital production program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, based on rapid prototyping MIT courses, MAS 863, “How do (almost) everything.”
Part of a project awareness of the CBA, the Fab Academy has been open to all Fab Labs around the world.
the program offers and provides advanced digital manufacturing instructions for students with a unique and practical program and access tools and technology resources. “This is to transform the code into things,” explains Lorenzo Negri. This young man of Italian descent left his native Milan to follow a car designer training before integrating himself a Fab Academy course. After working in various Fab Lab as Boston, Rome and Antibes, he came to deliver its advice to the Fab Lab Ajaccio and animate the famous training Fab Academy. Four students were thus treated to lectures online broadcast from MIT every Wednesday 15-hour to 18:30. The courses are recorded and were available to students throughout the semester. In addition to classes, 2 to 3 days per week (Lab Days) were devoted to practical activities Fab Lab where students have access to digital manufacturing tools and personalized assistance in their projects. This program required a minimum provision of 30 hours per week. Thus, Lucia Simeoni, former Manager of Fab Corte and freelancer designer has designed a lamp flower, Gérard Bandini, host digital public space in Bastia worked on motorization of a telescope to automate positioning, Yann Even, sound and light technician in Aghja, developed a machine controlled by telephone that will allow him to get on stage sets, finally, Frithjof Kuntze is an engineer in molecular biophysics fascinated by the technologies based project was to create a drone piloted by telephone is working on the creation of a data logger. the Fab Lab has a few upcoming projects as explained Marylin Richard who heads the structure ” We ‘re regroup in federation with other Fab Labs France and we hope to provide skills training and thus eligible to funders. Moreover, at the end of each Fab Academy, students can participate in the Global Fab Award which reward the work and issue certifications. Our students will have to wait until August to get the results. ”