Fab Lab Armenia is a digital fabrication laboratory, is a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent: a place for learning and innovation. Fab Lab Armenia provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials, and the advanced technology to allow anyone, anywhere to make (almost) anything.
Fab Lab Armenia is a digital fabrication resource center where students use high-tech design programs, industrial-grade manufacturing machines, and electronic and programming tools to develop new solutions to practical problems and transform ideas into reality.
Created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this creative and educational space challenges young and old alike to explore their full science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) potential.
Fab Lab Armenia is unique in combining cutting edge educational tools with traditional Armenian cultural values and strengths around the development and adaptation of specialized technologies. Using tools and techniques that merge art, crafts, woodworking, electronics, architecture and construction, students bring traditional concepts and understanding to their experiments in programming, design and fabrication. A sample of the computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines in Fab Lab Armenia includes:
- Laser-powered cutter and etcher that works with wood, acrylic and other materials
- A vinyl cutter used for graphics and masking applications
- A mini desktop milling machine that plots copper and other materials to make antennae, circuit boards and more
- Large robotic router system
- An industrial embroidery machine (coming in the future)
- 3D printers capable of producing fully assembled objects with moving parts
With staff supervision and training, students of all ages have used the Fab Lab Armenia to manufacture innovative new designs for traditional crafts, learned to balance stability, structural integrity and efficiency in 3D furniture design, created 2D and 3D device components and art pieces from newly milled plastic, harnessed renewable energies through the construction of a sun dial, fog machine, Covid Sanitizer, and much more.
Through creative exploration and experimentation processes, our students are discovering the skills they’ll need as Armenia’s next generation of engineers, designers, artists, crafts people and innovators.
Find out how you can tour our Fab Lab Armenia in Dilijan, or volunteer, by contacting us.