Carnegie Science Center offers convenient and affordable packages to help you purchase and implement your own Mobile Fab Lab, complete with equipment, training, support, and curriculum.
Bring 3D printers, laser cutters, and digital fabrication technologies to students, educators, and families anywhere with a Mobile Fab Lab. Set up a makerspace in a classroom, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, or even outdoors for a day, a week, or just a few hours. The Mobile Fab Lab comes equipped with everything needed to inspire future engineers, scientists, and technologists to innovate ideas and solutions to hands-on challenges.
Utilize a Mobile Fab Lab to offer STEM activities, hands-on programming, and engineering challenges for learners of all levels with the equipment, computers, and curriculum designed by Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center.
Support STEM learning at schools with engaging activities that encourage creativity, collaboration, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. School administrators embrace the Mobile Fab Lab experience because it eliminates the need to transport students offsite, and students love it because it is fun!
The Mobile Fab Lab can support school curriculum with standards-aligned lesson plans, can integrate into existing project based learning modules, and can also draw a crowd at a school-wide STEAM night!
The Mobile Fab Lab van is wrapped with your organization’s logo and branding, making the van itself an important part of your outreach strategy. Your Mobile Fab Lab can become a revenue generating program as funders recognize the ability of the Mobile Fab Lab to visit rural or urban schools with little access to traditional makerspaces.
Digital fabrication is about more than just the tools and technology, so to help kick-start your mobile making program, check out Carnegie Science Center’s Mobile Fab Lab Packages© which include intensive training, materials, curriculum, operational support and coaching, and over 8 days of in-person training.
Call Jonathan Doctorick at 412.802.2146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|3D printers (large)||2||2|
|3D printers (small)||10|
|Laser cutter and custom cart||2||1|
|Laser cutter fume extractor||2||1|
|Portable CNC router||1||1|
|Laptops and mice||24||18|
|40” flat-screen TV||1|
|3D printing pens and filament||8||4|
|3D printer filament||✔||✔|
|Hands-on making tools||✔||✔|
|Cordless drills and bits||✔||✔|
|12-pack laptop cases||2||2|
|Consumables for laser cutter||✔||✔|
|Tactile-assisted design kit||2||1|
|12’ ramp for loading/unloading||1||1|
|Organizer racks for van||✔|
|DuroMax 8000-watt generator||✔|
|Retractable, portable banner signs||2||1|
|Mobile Fab Lab Intensive||✔||✔|
|Van delivery and training||✔||✔|
|Consultation services||2 years||1 year|
|Onsite professional development||2||1|
|Total days of training||11||9|
Two staff members travel to Carnegie Science Center* and train onsite for Mobile Fab Lab programming, including:
*Travel costs not included in Mobile Fab Lab Van Package©
Carnegie Science Center staff delivers finished van to location:
Phone calls, emails, texts, video conferencing, on-going/on-demand communication to support daily lab operations and answer any questions.
Carnegie Science Center’s expert Fab Lab team will design and deliver specific training for your organization based on your needs within your first year of operation. Carnegie Science Center staff will travel to your location and train up to 10 people on your Mobile Fab Lab equipment.
Fab Lab education facilitators at Carnegie Science Center have developed very successful Mobile Fab Lab Van Packages© complete with lesson plans, presentations, and digital templates to get you started delivering engaging programming right away.
In these short lessons, students will design and create their own project using digital fabrication technologies, learning 2D and 3D design principals with a 1:1 computer/student ratio.
In these lessons, students work in teams to problem-solve, design, prototype, and improve their solutions to solve a challenge using digital fabrication technologies.
These lengthy projects involve collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking to define and solve a challenge and can be approached individually or as a team. These projects are more student-centered and can take 6 hours to a week of class time to complete.