Pleased and excited to announce: acceptance into MIT’s 2012 Fab Academy

I am quite pleased to announce that I will a member of MIT’s 2012 Fab Academy. From the website:

The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course, MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything. The Fab Academy began as an outreach project from the CBA, and has since spread to Fab Labs around the world. The program provides advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through an unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.

Learn to Turn Codes into Things
Just as communications and computation went from analog to digital, resulting in PCs and the Internet, the digitization of fabrication is leading to personal fabricators that will allow anyone to make almost anything, anywhere. The development of digital fabrication is based on creating codes that don’t just describe things, they are things, much as proteins are coded in molecular biology.

Curricula includes —

  • how to use Fab Lab’s digital fabrication tools for rapid prototyping:
      Epilog Mini Lasercutter
      Roland MDX-20 Milling Machine
      3D printer
      Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter
      ShopBot
  • electronics design and production by producing circuit boards using a variety of sensors and output devices
  • how to program AVR microcontrollers on the boards they have produced
  • molding and casting
  • 3D scanning and printing.


  • Shehecheyanu.

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    4 Responses to Pleased and excited to announce: acceptance into MIT’s 2012 Fab Academy

    1. garret says:

      Sounds totally excellent. CONGRATS.

    2. garret says:

      Yes, well … you embody your creativity, whereas some others have theirs merely on a piece of sheepskin. Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, kiddo.

      BTW, I admire that photo of the stairs and toy pianos. [Don’t want to bomb your comment area.] It’s a beautiful pic even without the raison d’etre.

    3. aimante says:

      Thank you on both counts — especially the second. Means a good deal coming from you.

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