Lab Aberto Fablab

Lab Aberto is a maker and educative association, focused on digital fabrication, STEM education, economical links and institutional colaboration.


What is the project about?

We propose to bring to Maker Faire Galicia three of our projects:

- Arduino Física, a set of practical activities for students and teacher using Arduino to explore concepts and learning outcomes from physics;

- OpenBot, a diy trainable AI-powered robot, modified from the original OpenBot project, assembled by students and used inAI activities;

- BootCamp, our bi-annual event that connects teachers, makers, companies and institutions, in a three-day event with talks,workshops, demonstrations and great mood.


What is the purpose of the project?

Lab Aberto's purposes are several: incentivize a better connection between educators and community, explore maker approaches in education, developing creative projects with schools, companies and institutions, enable STEM approaches, and, as a fablab, to be open to the local community.

How does it work?

As part of our charter, over the years we've developed several projects. Some educational, in partnerships with local schools and municipality, some maker-based. We are an open fablab, with a monthly day of activities for the wider public. We also develop faires and demonstrations at local level, as well as outreach between the maker community. Our most ambitious project is the BootCamp, a three day event with talks, demonstrations, workshops and unconferences, connecting the globalmaker community (we have regular attendees and keynote speakers from all over Europe and the US) with the local maker community, bringing together portuguese fablabs, companies and schools to share experiences.

What does it contribute to the Maker Community?

We will showcase three of our projects, showing the connections between making and education, and how school systems, teachers and students can benefit with maker approaches towards a more significant and deep learning experience.

Who has realised the project?

Projects showcased from the fablab are developed by the associates, coordinated by António Gonçalves and João Simões,associating with schools and institutions.

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