Miami Valley Career Technology Center Fab Lab
Name: Miami Valley Career Technology Center Fab Lab
Address: 6800 Hoke Rd
Capability: Vinyl cutting
Description: The Miami Valley CTC Fab Lab is modeled after Neil Gershenfeld’s fab labs at MIT and around the world. This yearlong course provides 21st Century creation opportunities for students with basic skills, imagination, and the desire to invent using cutting-edge technology and processes. Students will focus on solving real-world problems through invention, exploration, and the application of technology. Students will learn project management skills, how to use resources wisely, and the importance of communication skills. Students have the opportunity to create and become familiar with additive manufacturing technology by working on one of the lab’s seven 3-D Printers. Additionally, students will have the ability to invent via a CNC mill, Epilog laser cutter, drill press, shop bot, vinyl cutter, UAV technology (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) and miscellaneous power tools. The new Fab Lab is adjacent to a state of the art advanced robotics center – Ramtec. The Fab Lab is also be available for adult inventors through the Miami Valley Career Technology Center Adult Education program.
Activity status: Active