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.
Carnegie Science Center’s BNY Mellon Mobile Fab brings in-depth digital fabrication to your school. Using 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, a Shop Bot, and more, the mobile maker space gives students the opportunity to experience the STEM-based maker movement, taking their designs from computer screens to robotic machines. From conception to fabrication, students learn how to turn “bits” into “its.” Each three-day-or-more Mobile Fab Lab experience includes teacher professional development, at no additional cost.
To help align your visit with scheduling and curriculum goals, Mobile Fab Lab programming is offered in three different styles:
NEW Engineering Challenge: 3D Printing the Entertainment of Tomorrow — Bring an animation to life with 3D printing! Students will discover how animators at Pixar and Dreamworks use 3D printing to make their animations more realistic. After learning foundational 3D modeling and printing skills, students will produce their own unique 3D prints and animations! 16 students maximum per three-hour course.
Fab Lab is appropriate for grades 3 and up and relates to these content themes: Engineering, design, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping.
Space and setup requirements: Equipment is unloaded off of the Mobile Fab Lab and a maker space is set up at the hosting location in a classroom-sized or larger space, for the duration of the visit. If such a space is unavailable, participants can utilize the Mobile Fab Lab itself. Setup and teardown requires up to two hours at the beginning and end of the engagement.
With questions and to book the Mobile Fab Lab, call or email Steve Luciano, Fab Lab Mobile Education Coordinator, at 412.802.2154.