Everyone using the FabLab, regardless of age, ability or what they are making, must work within the Charter.
FabLabs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared.
What does the FabLab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one Lab.
Who can use a FabLab?
Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering scheduled access for individuals and programs.
What are your responsibilities?
safety: not hurting people or machines
operations: assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab
knowledge: contributing to documentation and instruction
Who owns FabLab inventions?
Designs and processes developed in FabLabs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from.
How can businesses use a FabLab?
Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a FabLab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success.
Sustainability through distributed manufacture.