Fab Lab Bahrain held its Fab Academy project exhibition for the summer of 2021 students. The showcased projects were developed by the students over the 9-week span of the program as part of the student’s curriculum. The program was launched in collaboration with Tamkeen as part of their individual development initiatives aiming to develop the Bahraini youth and enhance their technical abilities and skills.
The Fab Academy program, is a part of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Foundation. A non-profit organization committed to building technical capacity in a locality, improving individuals’ abilities to develop themselves and their communities, and bringing access to tools and knowledge that cultivate and support innovative practices.
During the program, students learned about different digital fabrication processes and tools including 3D printing, CAD design, laser cutting, mold making, fine milling, large format CNC router, and microcontroller embedded programming. The students combined digital manufacturing tools, electronics, and programming skills to prototype and develop their projects which aim to provide different solutions to existing problems.
This batch of students consists of The University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic students and graduates, as well as two high school students. Some of the Engineering students were taking the program as part of their course requirements in Industrial training. The program accepts registrations year-round. Fab Lab Bahrain invites all interested candidates to reach out to them to be a part of the upcoming program cycle by visiting their website.