Fablab Cuenca

A place where you can make (almost) anything

Calle Julio Larrañaga, 6 16004 Cuenca

Fab Lab Atelier mobile Centre communautaire

Superficie 215 m²

Ouvert en Juillet 2017

Type de structure NON Profit Association (Social community base)

Exploré en Février 2020


FabLab Cuenca is a space for innovation open to all citizens, its main goal is to convey the possibilities with digital tools and personal manufacturing techniques to the community through educational programs.

Thématiques principales

Initiatives sociales & solidaires Entrepreneuriat Education Design Art & culture Recyclage & upcycling Auto-suffisance Mixité sociale Do-it-yourself Social Innovation Sustainability Digital fabrication digital Literacy Inclusion Circular economy I+D+I

Cet atelier est fait pour les :

Associations Seniors Petites & moyennes entreprises Ecoles & universités Artisans Artistes Entrepreneur.es Makers professionnels Makers hobbyistes Personnes en situation de handicap Grand public Etudiant.es Enseignants Designers Résidence de makers

MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - FABLAB CUENCA

⬇ WE_REPAIR in CUENCA ⬇

  • TYPE OF ACTIVITIES: One daily workshop to help our labs managers with knowledge transfer to our rural maker community in and around Cuenca
  • PERIOD: 1 week
  • DATES: 6th to 12 June 2022
  • TRANSPORT: Reimbursed
  • ACCOMMODATION: Included
  • FOOD: Included
  • EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 200€ by maker for 1 week with us
  • PLACES AVAILABLE: 2
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: End of May 2022

The program detailed :

  • Day 1: P2P workshop in FL Cuenca to get to know each other & get familiarised with tools and machines.
  • Day 2: A workshop dedicated to the teaching of troubleshooting and repair of electronic appliances and digital fabrication.
  • Day 3: A workshop exclusively dedicated to women.
  • Day 4: A workshop exclusively dedicated to working with disabled people and care workers.
  • Day 5: A Workshop in a rural area with the Mobile Fablab.
  • Day 6: A monthly repair ‘café to which we invite you to take part.

Finally, it is important to mention that some of these workshops will be developed in remote and secluded rural communities, using FabLab Cuenca´s recently acquired FabLab Mobile, a van equipped with digital fabrication tools (laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mill, etc.).

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🚀 “Itinerant FabLab” is born 🚐


The first digital manufacturing laboratory on wheels in Castilla - La Mancha.

Our mission is to bring technological innovation to rural areas to reduce the digital divide and retain local talent.

We advise and train on digital manufacturing methodologies in an accessible and easy-to-understand way for the manufacture of physical objects on a personal, local or business scale.


How are we going to do it?

We will carry out inclusive programs that are committed to an egalitarian social transformation in the region with:

  • Qualified Technical Personnel
  • Activities, Workshops, Courses, Talks, Demonstrations … _ Throughout the S.T.E.A.M. Methodology, Learn by Manufacturing

To learn more, follow the Link

We have created a space in the small city of Cuenca where everyone who needs to develop ideas, prototype designs or just try something different is welcome.

Fab Lab Cuenca encourages and aims to guide in the development of one’s skills and fabrication knowledge, our goal is to inspire anyone to create unique solutions to unique problems.

We strongly believe that Fablab Cuenca is having a positive impact in the city of Cuenca and in the region of Castilla La Mancha. This space allows kids, students, teachers, professionals, entrepreneurs, artisans as well as anyone with curiosity or an interest in learning to have the opportunity to bring these ideas to reality.

Delia Millan:

Delia has worked with digital fabrication and in FabLab since 2012, being part of the original team of the FabLab Nervecentre (United Kingdom).

Delia has been responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of numerous FabLab projects. Her work has always been targeting both education and community empowerment. She applies the STEAM education system along with digital and creative practices in order to support community transformation through digital creativity, making and upskilling.

She is the founder of FabLab Cuenca and she has recently been selected by Advanced Leadership Foundation as one of the Leaders in Technological Innovation and Circular Economy in Spain.


Mickael Pitarresi:

Mickael was born in the south of France, where he initially trained as a maintenance agent. He then lived many years in the UK where he studied media techniques, Music technology and other craft related practices. He also gets involved and participates in the realization of a variety of workshops, media productions and live performances over the years.

As a facilitator he also develops educational programs and tools in many areas before graduating with honors in Design for creative practice at the Faculty of Arts, School of Arts and Technologies, University of Ulster. During the course of his studies Mickael obtains diverse awards and recommendations. In addition, he spends a year at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Germany in the art and design department.

Mickael has since developed his skills in the field of digital fabrication by experimenting with design tools and techniques. As co-founder of FabLab Cuenca, He has been living in Spain since the creation of the project, he aims to support the development of distinct community group’s activities, hoping to contribute to the expansion of the maker culture and solve new and old issues occurring locally and globally today.


Daniel Martinez Lucas:

Lucas is a designer, teacher and he also work in videogames development. He works in different professional fields related to Graphic Arts and has participated in multiple projects that include communication, creativity and the production of graphic material.

He was working in the United Kingdom developing different projects related to the creation of computer applications. He is actively involved in the “maker” culture, expanding his skills in digital manufacturing.

FabLab Cuenca is a space for innovation open to all citizens.

We are a digital fabrication facility that provides the community with access to a wide range of fabrication technologies allowing it to turn ideas into new prototypes and products.

Our main goal is to convey the possibilities with digital open source tools and personal manufacturing techniques to the community through educational programs.

We work with various community groups, collaborating with enterprises, creatives, schools, local government, private institutions and ONGs.

Fab Lab Cuenca put a particular interest in working and supporting people in risk of exclusion. We work hard to constantly develop and adapt content to specific needs in order to create diversity, equality and inclusion.


Here is an example of one of our community-engaging projects:

Red Cross European programs: SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

Since 2017 we have partnered locally with the Red Cross institution to deliver training content, supporting many programs and expanding the opportunities within our community, emphasising on the youth and various community groups in risk of exclusion.

🚀 “Itinerant FabLab” is born 🚐


The first digital manufacturing laboratory on wheels in Castilla - La Mancha.

Our mission is to bring technological innovation to rural areas to reduce the digital divide and retain local talent.

We advise and train on digital manufacturing methodologies in an accessible and easy-to-understand way for the manufacture of physical objects on a personal, local or business scale.


How are we going to do it?

We will carry out inclusive programs that are committed to an egalitarian social transformation in the region with:

  • Qualified Technical Personnel
  • Activities, Workshops, Courses, Talks, Demonstrations … _ Throughout the S.T.E.A.M. Methodology, Learn by Manufacturing

To learn more, follow the Link

We have created a space in the small city of Cuenca where everyone who needs to develop ideas, prototype designs or just try something different is welcome.

Fab Lab Cuenca encourages and aims to guide in the development of one’s skills and fabrication knowledge, our goal is to inspire anyone to create unique solutions to unique problems.

We strongly believe that Fablab Cuenca is having a positive impact in the city of Cuenca and in the region of Castilla La Mancha. This space allows kids, students, teachers, professionals, entrepreneurs, artisans as well as anyone with curiosity or an interest in learning to have the opportunity to bring these ideas to reality.

Delia Millan:

Delia has worked with digital fabrication and in FabLab since 2012, being part of the original team of the FabLab Nervecentre (United Kingdom).

Delia has been responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of numerous FabLab projects. Her work has always been targeting both education and community empowerment. She applies the STEAM education system along with digital and creative practices in order to support community transformation through digital creativity, making and upskilling.

She is the founder of FabLab Cuenca and she has recently been selected by Advanced Leadership Foundation as one of the Leaders in Technological Innovation and Circular Economy in Spain.


Mickael Pitarresi:

Mickael was born in the south of France, where he initially trained as a maintenance agent. He then lived many years in the UK where he studied media techniques, Music technology and other craft related practices. He also gets involved and participates in the realization of a variety of workshops, media productions and live performances over the years.

As a facilitator he also develops educational programs and tools in many areas before graduating with honors in Design for creative practice at the Faculty of Arts, School of Arts and Technologies, University of Ulster. During the course of his studies Mickael obtains diverse awards and recommendations. In addition, he spends a year at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Germany in the art and design department.

Mickael has since developed his skills in the field of digital fabrication by experimenting with design tools and techniques. As co-founder of FabLab Cuenca, He has been living in Spain since the creation of the project, he aims to support the development of distinct community group’s activities, hoping to contribute to the expansion of the maker culture and solve new and old issues occurring locally and globally today.


Daniel Martinez Lucas:

Lucas is a designer, teacher and he also work in videogames development. He works in different professional fields related to Graphic Arts and has participated in multiple projects that include communication, creativity and the production of graphic material.

He was working in the United Kingdom developing different projects related to the creation of computer applications. He is actively involved in the “maker” culture, expanding his skills in digital manufacturing.

FabLab Cuenca is a space for innovation open to all citizens.

We are a digital fabrication facility that provides the community with access to a wide range of fabrication technologies allowing it to turn ideas into new prototypes and products.

Our main goal is to convey the possibilities with digital open source tools and personal manufacturing techniques to the community through educational programs.

We work with various community groups, collaborating with enterprises, creatives, schools, local government, private institutions and ONGs.

Fab Lab Cuenca put a particular interest in working and supporting people in risk of exclusion. We work hard to constantly develop and adapt content to specific needs in order to create diversity, equality and inclusion.


Here is an example of one of our community-engaging projects:

Red Cross European programs: SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

Since 2017 we have partnered locally with the Red Cross institution to deliver training content, supporting many programs and expanding the opportunities within our community, emphasising on the youth and various community groups in risk of exclusion.

Machines & outils mis à disposition

Arduino Uno Raspberry Pi 2 Makey Makey scie circulaire Dremel® 7700 Kinect Imprimante 3D Makerbot station de soudage compresseur Roland iModela lasser cutter Kehui KH-750 PowerPress Digital Sublimation SainSmart CNC 3018 Pro Creality Ender-3 Vinyl cutter Velleman K8200 Epilog Laser Zing 4030 MeCreator2 (Geeethech) Tevo Tornado He3D-K200 Kossel Delta Anycubic Photon Anycubic Photon X Anycubic wash and cure Vaquform DT-2 Janome MB-7 embroidery machine Brother JX17FE Gesmain 1325 CNC Original Prusa mini plus Degassing chamber 6.8L

Technologies & procédés mis à disposition

Impression 3D Scan 3D Découpe laser Découpe vinyle Fraisage numérique Moulage Postes informatiques & logiciels Electronique Outils pour le bois Etabli outillage Arduino Réalité virtuelle & jeux vidéos Photo & vidéo Recyclage Thermoformage Machines textile Robotique Radio Drones Dessin Vectoriel

Services proposés

Constituer une équipe de makers Missions dans l'éducation Centre communautaire Prises de paroles & conférences Atelier mobile Incubation / mentorat de projets & startups Ateliers "pop-up" éphémères Stage étudiant Formations & ateliers pratiques Teacher Training Social Innovation Maker Education Coaching & mentorat de projets Prototypage

Nos pratiques inspirantes

Ce que nous faisons de particulier pour gérer notre espace collaboratif

Future artist makers

Future Artist Maker Labs was an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, training, and networking.

During 2017 our FabLab manager Delia Millan was involved on the project working on The Community Creative programme to open up the FabLabs to local artists and creatives, offering free access to the equipment and fabrication technologies for art-making.

She was also one of the European artist-maker for the travelling exhibition scheduled to enalze the creative power of Fab Labs.


Innovation PROGRAM: Purposeful Recruitment Of Gamers, Rascals And Makers

From 2019 we are part of the Erasmus+ Programme throughout a project: PROGRAM LABS: Purposeful Recruitment Of Gamers, Rascals And Makers.

We are one of the main partners at the Innovation PROGRAM –“KA202 - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training lead by “Katholieke hogeschool vives zuid” in Belgium.

The main objective for the project is Tackling early school leaving and disadvantage. We are working together to develop the program with different organizations from Lithuania, Netherlands and Belgium to provide social inclusion.

We will engage students and work with their teachers to create resources to help them.


ALWAYS CONNNECTED: International projects of FabLab Cuenca

International experience:


FabLab Cuenca has been collaborating with the U.S. Embassy since 2016.

2019-2020 - we have organised and delivered the program STEAM TEACHER for teachers in region of Castilla la Mancha (CLM) stablising an international platform to share resources and key activities for the class.

Our program offers teachers and educators new models and methods to develop tools around digital fabrication that can catalyze STEM learning in the classroom. The idea is to offer students relevant, engaging, applied learning opportunities. Based in collaboration and community, the project has the power to transform STEAM learning in diverse educational settings through digital fabrication technologies and practices found in a Fab Lab or makerspace. The main idea is to participate together in constructing the STEAM curriculum of the future.


During 2018 the U.S. Embassy partner with FabLab Cuenca to organize a program for Digital Literacy for Girls “Mujeres Makers”, at FabLab Cuenca. This initiative aims to inspire and educate girls with the necessary skills and resources to pursue opportunities in STEM fields, and advance scientific and technical vocations among girls. A programme base on inclusion and gender equality.


Also as part of the digital literacy and inclusion program within FabLab Cuenca, we organized a series of activities in local public libraries bringing international speakers through the U.S embassy. Some examples of that is the seminar with Renee Grassi, library director Dakota, Minnesota to share her experience knowledge about “Opening Access to Libraries for People with Disabilities and “Stronger Together: Successful Community Partnerships Serving Youth with Special Needs in American Public Libraries”


Our collaboration of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid gave us the opportunity to work on a speaker program focused on Arts and STEM with FabLab Foundation’s Program Manager Nettrice Gaskins.


We also work with EEUU embassy and Cuenca´s Public Library to organize and create the activities for the makerspaces event in library in 2017. Program TechCentral and makerspaces in public library’s network of Cleveland (Ohio) Speaker program David Linch.


In 2014 the working team of FabLab Cuenca was involved in the Burning man project to build “Temple of Grace” at Nevada desert, project directed by David Best in collaboration with the UK-based Artichoke Trust. Burning Man Arts program was providing grant support to bring an ambitious community art project to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland during the following year.

During 2015 our staff was involved in the organisation to build the project “Temple” with the local community collaborating with Fablab Nervecentre.


2020: FABxLive and FabCare, in collaboration with Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Call FAbLab Cuenca as Winner of Dassault Systemes FABxLIVE Innovation Challenge in the category: Impactful Community Effort, for our Maker Response to Covid-19: Willing to help during the fight against the virus we coordinate with the international network.

FabLab Cuenca was involved since the beginning on the response of the Spanish maker community against the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a part of the group “coronavirusmakers” as one of the main coordinators in Castilla la Mancha region, we were the main activators of Cuenca´s province.

Join Dale Dougherty, founder of Make: Magazine and Maker Faire, and Karim Asry, co-founder of Espacio Open and co-producer of Maker Faire Bilbao organised an online live session with the central activators, innovators, and organizers of the open source and maker response across Spain to produce supplies and meet the ongoing needs for medical and essential workers and the public, including Cuenca FabLab. Plan C: The Maker Response To Covid-19 In Spain


Nos projets de makers

Inspirez-vous des projets DIY de notre équipe & nos membres

ALQUIMETRICOS RESIDENCY MAKER

In July 2019, Fablab Cuenca hosted in resident, Fernando Daguanno.

Alquimétricos is a collection of open source didactic toys: building blocks to mount structures and learn-while-playing about geometry, maths, architecture, mechanics, physics, chemistry, and much more.

The initiative is focused on the design of DIY educational materials which are meant to be produced using a wide range of procedures, from ultra-low-cost-low-tech tool set (scissors and nails) to high-end-FabLab-standards (laser cutter, CNC milling, 3D printing), using an equally wide ranged material sort, including recycled packaging plastics, rubbers, cloths and cardboard composites throughout textile-embedded polymers, organic fibers or even lab-harvested fungus.

Alquimétricos are meant to play, learn and share.


MUJERES MAKERS

Mujeres makers is an innovation program that was created with the purpose of involving girls and women from Castilla-La Mancha in the digital, scientific and technological sectors.

To achieve this objective, we have developed the initiative through a technological literacy program for women and girls through a series of workshops, courses and events focused on the field of new technologies and digital manufacturing.


The initiative has been developed by the professional team of FabLab Cuenca and has the support and funding of the US Embassy Madrid Instituto de la Mujer de Castilla-La Mancha and Cruz Roja Cuenca


STEAM Teacher

The use of new technologies and digital fabrication tools within the educational community creates a world of possibilities. It has the potential to help acquire skills needed to further develop ideas and adapt them to the curriculum, strengthening the creativity, the autonomy and the sustainability of individuals.

The proposed short-courses format training program welcomes all teachers (active or preparing for the future, both primary and secondary and FP) to train and acquire basic knowledge allowing for the use of 3D printing as a tool to promote active and practical learning in the classroom.


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