With the SFL AR mobile app, you can visualize machines that you’ll use to build a Makerspace and place them into your existing space. School Fab Lab has created the “SFL AR App Introduction” video to give you an idea how easy it can be.
Physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. You use the camera on your iPad to gather information about your space. Then you can place digital fabrication machines in your space and operate them as if they were actually there.
This video is a walk-through of that process.
SFL AR Features:
– Bring realistically scaled Fab Lab machines into actual spaces.
– Set multiple machines in your space to design and finalize your new School Fab Lab layout.
– Operate machines in mixed reality to learn about the digital fabrication process and capabilities of each machine.
– Take a video walkthrough of your space and record the machines in operation.
– Share your video with others
For the last four years, we have been working with MIT, NYU and UCLA to develop a Mixed Reality (MR) application to bring digital fabrication laboratories – known as Fab Lab Makerspaces – to K-12 education.
Our passion is to empower our youth with 21st century skills. Our mission is to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in schools. Our offerings include Assessment and Implementation, Professional Development and Fab Lab Makerspace stations.
The SFL AR App allows teachers to bring digital fabrication machines into their class to show to their students a School Fab Lab Makerspace.
School Fab Lab Makerspace is a STEAM, project-based, integrated education program based on the constructionism theory developed by Professor Seymour Papert at MIT Media Lab. It adapts the Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab), created by Professor Neil Gershenfeld at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms to fit the needs and requirements of schools. School Fab Lab focuses on digital design, fabrication and robotics.
Utilizing Machine Learning (ML) and Augmented Reality (AR), we bring mixed reality to your STEAM program.