Fablab Cuenca

A place where you can make (almost) anything

Calle Julio Larrañaga, 6 16004 Cuenca

Fab Lab Atelier mobile Centre communautaire Creatif Hub

Superficie 215 m²

Ouvert en Juillet 2017

Type de structure NON Profit Association (Social community base)

Exploré en Février 2020


Fablab Cuenca is currenly changing the location of the workshop, we will reopen our doors to the public very soon!!

FabLab Cuenca is a space for innovation open to citizenship with the main activity - education. And with one of our main target groups - people with risk of exclusion.

Thématiques principales

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

Cet atelier est fait pour les :

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

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Notre atelier en détails

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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 to welcome everyone who need to develop ideas, prototype designs or just try something different.

We encourage and support everyone to develop their skills in our city and we believe that everybody can be able to create solutions for problems encountered in their daily lives. Fab Lab Cuenca wants to encourage the community to create unique solutions to unique problems.

We believe that adding a Fablab to the community will change positively the city of Cuenca. This space will allow kids, students, teachers, professionals, entrepreneurs, artisans and everyone with an interest to learn or just curiosity to develop their own ideas and for the first time have the opportunity to bring theses 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 14 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 for the last 4 years, he aims to support the development of distinct community group’s activities, hoping to contribute to the expansion of the maker culture and solve 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 citizenship.

We are a digital fabrication facility providing the community to access a wide range of fabrication technologies that allow them to turn their ideas into new prototypes and products.

Our main activity is educational, we are dedicated to teach digital manufacturing through free software, 3D printing and new techniques of digital creation.

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

One of our main target groups in Fab Lab Cuenca is people with risk of exclusion, developing always specific content to create equality, inclusion and encourage the community to find unique solutions to unique problems.


One of our community-engaging projects is:

Red Cross European programs: SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

Since 2017 we partner locally with Red Cross institution to deliver training and support of the many different programs to improve their opportunities on our community, especially for young people and groups at 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 to welcome everyone who need to develop ideas, prototype designs or just try something different.

We encourage and support everyone to develop their skills in our city and we believe that everybody can be able to create solutions for problems encountered in their daily lives. Fab Lab Cuenca wants to encourage the community to create unique solutions to unique problems.

We believe that adding a Fablab to the community will change positively the city of Cuenca. This space will allow kids, students, teachers, professionals, entrepreneurs, artisans and everyone with an interest to learn or just curiosity to develop their own ideas and for the first time have the opportunity to bring theses 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 14 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 for the last 4 years, he aims to support the development of distinct community group’s activities, hoping to contribute to the expansion of the maker culture and solve 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 citizenship.

We are a digital fabrication facility providing the community to access a wide range of fabrication technologies that allow them to turn their ideas into new prototypes and products.

Our main activity is educational, we are dedicated to teach digital manufacturing through free software, 3D printing and new techniques of digital creation.

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

One of our main target groups in Fab Lab Cuenca is people with risk of exclusion, developing always specific content to create equality, inclusion and encourage the community to find unique solutions to unique problems.


One of our community-engaging projects is:

Red Cross European programs: SOCIAL INCLUSION AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

Since 2017 we partner locally with Red Cross institution to deliver training and support of the many different programs to improve their opportunities on our community, especially for young people and groups at risk of exclusion.

Machines & outils mis à disposition

Arduino Uno Raspberry Pi 2 Makey Makey scie circulaire Kinect Imprimante 3D Makerbot Roland iModela lasser cutter Kehui KH-750 PowerPress Digital Sublimation SainSmart CNC 3018 Pro Creality Ender-3 Vinyl cutter

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

Services proposés

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

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

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


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.


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