Digital Fabrication and Mobile Fab Lab
Central Coast Fab Lab
The Central Coast Mobile Fab Lab is loaded with the tools and software you need to support your STEM learning objectives. We promote iterative, project based, digital design and fabrication processes that celebrate creativity and problem solving. The Fab Lab will come to you, bringing the equipment and expertise you need so that you can focus on teaching, not worrying about logistics.
The Fab Lab's primary focus is our area Middle Schools. Research shows this is an age group that is often under-served for STEM learning opportunities, despite this being a critical age for students determining their path in life. Projects can be focused entirely on the processes and tools involved or used to support existing curriculum and lessons with a hands-on project to emphasize lesson objectives. Our mobility allows us to serve the entire county regardless of a school or a student's ability to travel to existing workshops and makerspaces. In the interest of accessibility we try to use free or low cost software solutions so that students and schools can continue their learning journey after a Fab Lab visit. If you are not a middle school and are still interested in the Fab Lab, please ask. I am determined to support the community as a whole to the best of my abilities. If you are an organization that serves our county middle school population and would like to collaborate, please reach out to the Central Coast Fab Lab at MCOE!