Learn How to Make (Almost) Anything
The Fab Academy is a fast paced, hands-on learning experience where students learn rapid-prototyping by planning and executing a new project each week, resulting in a personal portfolio of technical accomplishments.
Fab Academy Distributed Educational Model
It offers a distributed rather than distance educational model, students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes.
Join the Fab Academy Network
Fab Academy runs in more than 70 Fab Labs, for more than 250 students per year in the largest campus of the world. Fab Academy Program is part of the Academany, the Academy of Almost Anything.
Fab Academy at the Aalto Fablab
Aalto Fablab is the first fab lab established in Finland. Since 2012 it has moved 2 times and now resides in the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo. It is a part of Aalto Studios where the fab lab shares space with movie production facilities and set design workshop that has serious wood and metal working equipment. In the greater campus area there are more facilities that can be useful during the course. For example the Väre workshops have machines such as the water jet cutter and several NC metal milling machines.
We offer 4 courses that overlap the Fab Academy and can give you up to 27 academic credits if you are a student of the Aalto University. The courses are a part of the Aalto Media Lab master’s program in New Media Design and Production (120 credits total).
Digital Fabrication I
Worth 6 credits, this course overlaps the 1/3 of the Fab Academy from mid January to end of February.
Digital Fabrication II
Worth another 6 credits, this course overlaps the second third of the Fab Academy course from March to end of April.
Digital Fabrication III
The last third of the Fab Academy is covered by this course and it is also worth 6 credits. From Alrip to late June it covers the last Fab Academy assignments.
Digital Fabrication Studio
The Studio course is designed to run in parallel with the I, II and III courses and should be used for Fab Academy final project production.
Follow the link to access the registration page: https://www.fabacademy.org/apply/registration.html