[TriLUG-announce] October Meeting topic: Fab Lab and Open Source

Bill Farrow bill.farrow at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 12:12:29 EDT 2011

Topic: FabLab
Presenter: Drew Nelson
When: Thursday, October 13th, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Map: http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/ww/americas/raleigh.html
Permalink: http://trilug.org/2011-10-13/fablab

Drew will take us through the challenges and rewards of using Open
Source software at FabLab.

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They
began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms
(CBA). Projects being developed and produced in fab labs include solar
and wind-powered turbines, thin-client computers and wireless data
networks, analytical instrumentation for agriculture and healthcare,
custom housing, and rapid-prototyping of rapid-prototyping machines.

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