THE GRASSROOTS FAB LAB INSTRUCTABLE
or how to set up a FabLab in 7 days with 4 people and about €5000
There are several ways to start a FabLab. A common approach is to convince local government, businesses and/or educational institutes, apply for funding and sponsorship, rent a place, hire a labmanager, and then start looking for users. We did it the other way around and developed an extreme bottom up approach, skipping at least a year of preparation, and making active use of an existing group of enthusiastic artists, inventors and tinkerers.
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