Welcome to The Beach Lab, a Fab(ulous) Lab(oratory) for research and development in digital fabrication and synthetic biology participant in a global network of interconnected Labs. Fab Labs began in India in 2001, as an outreach social innovation project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and since then they have spread over the world, doubling faster than Moore's Law.
The Beach Lab developed a new concept of mobile fab lab by combining the most advanced digital fabrication tools and the most extreme off-road vehicle, to deliver digital fabrication in the most remote regions and severe conditions. Structural engineering and seismic design techniques have been applied to design a lightweight cubic structure, The Tesseract, incorporating bleeding edge technology for on-the-go prototyping. A foldable masterpiece with the ability to seamlessly transform from mobile to fixed laboratory, giving the flexibility to deploy educational programs and workshops when required, optimizing the resources when they are not needed.
The Beach Lab is one of the Supernodes participant in MIT’s CBA based educational programs, providing access to Fab Academy HTMAA (How to make almost anything) and Bio Academy HTGAA (How to grow almost anything) courses from Sitges (Barcelona). Our passion is accepting global impact innovative challenges related to our marine environment, like project Scylla. And our ultimate goal is helping local communities to develop a self-sustainable future through collaborative innovation.
Another edition of Fab Academy, the most advanced program in digital fabrication on Earth, has started. Taught and directed by Neil Gershenfeld (MIT). The Beach Lab is mentoring students for India and Bahrain.
Next Wednesday 2nd of September class in How to Grow (Almost) Anything is about DNA nanostructures. Taught by William Shih (Wyss Institute) we will learn how to use caDNAno software to build a flattened Rothemund rectangle, generate staple strand sequences, color them to create a black-and-white pattern and many more!
Events and workshops are announced through our Facebook page. Follow us to keep up to date!
Our blog is comming back soon here. (Actually I wrote that one year ago)