Bart Bakker’s FabSladda : how to accelarate creativity and ingenuity with a help of a pop up makerspace
An experienced Mini Fab Labs maker Bart Bakker will visit Vilnius Mini Maker Faire for the second time! Here he will present his DIY urban makercart, a pop up makerspace FabSladda.
Easily transportable Fab Lab
FabSladda is a pop-up fablab/makerspace. Made from IKEA’s SLADDA bike trailer, it involves basic fab lab machines - lasercutter, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, electronics workbench and, optionally, a CNC mill. The intention upon this project was to create a FabLab which could be taken to the class, not the other way around.
Bart’s Urban Makercart is easily transportable (connected to a bike), quickly unfoldable, replicable and open source. FabsSladda was created without any drilling or modifying: it was designed an add-on, using the SLADDA’s attachment points. All the materials needed costed around 250 Eur including the bike-trailer. A pop up fablab was created in a way so that it could pass through any 80 cm wide standart door, therefore, reach any rooms where a temporary makerspace is needed, such as classes, libraries, community centres, other institutions, organizations, events.
Read more online
Bart not only openly shares his experience during the events. He also owns an informative website where makers and tech enthusiasts can read more about his other projects and learn how to create their own FabLabs. Useful equipment and means of transport are carefully described in his posts together with vivid photos and detailed stories from the making process. Check it out! -> http://www.minifablab.nl/