Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab Formal Opening


The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab brings digital design and fabrication equipment to the campus community. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois, the Fab Lab is partnering with local schools, the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Parkland College and many others so that people of all ages can learn to use rapid prototyping equipment.

The formal opening ceremonies will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the lab, located at Art Annex 2, 1301 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, Ill.

The event will feature hands-on activities, a welcome by members of the Lab's Community Leadership Council, and remarks by Neil Gershenfeld, Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and Founder of the Global Fab Lab movement.

Also, Neil Gershenfeld will deliver the DesignMatters lecture "Programming Bits and Atoms: How To Make (almost) Anything" from 6:15 to 8:00 in the Lawrence Plym Auditorium, Room 134, Temple Hoyne Buel Hall (Art and Architecture Building).

Both events are free and open to the public.