Fab Lab Bootcamp

3D printer, Laser Cutter, CNC milling machine and Vinyl Cutter - with the right machines and tools everybody can produce and manufacture great things. In only seven days "Fab Lab Bootcamp" offers an ideal introduction into the world of digital fabrication.

Digital Fabrication from A - Z in only 7 days

"Fab Lab Bootcamp" is a workshop for adults in which the basics of digital fabrication can be acquired step by step. It aims to reach people who want to learn the technical skills to use 3D printer, Laser Cutter, CNC milling machine and VInyl Cutter to realize their own ideas and projects. Within one week you learn how to construct two- and three-dimensional models on the computer and the following fabrication with our digital fabrication machines. The workshop takes place under professional guidance at Happylab, Austria's first "Fab Lab". The max. number of participants is limited to 12 persons. No prior knowledge is necessary!

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Contents & Approach

During a two-day intensive workshop (Friday 9 am - 7 pm & Saturday 10 am - 7 pm) you will be acquainted with the digital fabrication tools at Happylab right away. The workshop contains the following modules:

  • Digital design: With the software packages Autodesk 123D, Sculptris, SignCut, Vectric Cut2D and Cut3D you learn how to create 2D and 3D models on the computer and how to prepare them for the following manufacture on the digital fabrication machines.
  • Digital fabrication: You create your first own models and learn how to use Laser Cutter, 3D printer, CNC milling machine and Vinyl Cutter. With the help of concrete examples we show you where the strengths of each digital fabrication machine lie.

The intensive workshop takes place on two consecutive days and conveys the basic knowledge for handling digital fabrication technologies. In the following free project phase (Monday - Thursday) you can delve into your previously acquired skills: Alone or in small groups projects ideas are defined and realized immediately. For these five days you get 24/7 access to Happylab so you can work on your project independently at all times. This also enables employed people to attend "Fab Lab Bootcamp". Experts from Happylab help you realize your projects. The final project presentations at the end of the workshop (Friday 4 - 6 pm) give the opportunity the exchange experiences. 


The costs for the one-week workshop are 345€ and contain: 2 day intensive workshop (incl. meals), 24/7 access to Happylab for 7 days, test materials and support of digital fabrication experts from Happylab.


    Die nächsten "Fab Lab Bootcamps" starten an folgenden Tagen:

    • Freitag, 02.10.2015 im Happylab Wien anmelden

    The one-week workshop consists of the following dates:

    • Friday (9 am - 7 pm) & Saturday (10 am - 7 pm): Intensive workshop
    • Monday to Thursday: Project phase with flexible times
    • Friday (4 - 6 pm): Final project presentations

    The workshops take one week and are held under professional guidance at Happylab (Haussteinstraße 4/2, 1020 Wien). The max. number of particitpants is limited to 12 persons. No prior knowledge necessary!

    "Fab Lab Bootcamp" is organized by the Austrian Society for Innovative Computer Sciences (INNOC) and supported by Technologieagentur der Stadt Wien (ZIT).