The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab has truly become a staple of the DIY/Maker community in Champaign Urbana. They were always a favorite at the UC Mini Maker Faire and will be returning to the Heartland Maker Fest to show off all they have to offer. Be sure to stop, say hi, and get hands on with some of the fun equipment they will be bringing. Perhaps make yourself a custom sticker before you move on.
As they would say:
“The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open and collaborative workshop space for innovation, design, and fabrication. Come visit us and bring the digital world into the real world and the real world into the digital one. We enable makers of all kinds to imagine, design, and create. We use and encourage open source software and DIY equipment. We do this by working with a local and international network to actively cultivate public engagement through community-focused art, entrepreneurship, research and education.”
Find our more:
- Visit their website: cucfablab.org
- Watch a short academic-talk about them
- See pretty pictures on flickr
- Come to the Heartland Maker Fest!