All started in 2014 with an idea of Thomas Del Camino who asked the Veritas University a 3D printer and laser cutter to allow students to hack product creation processes in the context of its Product Design courses. He succeeded as its own course has been hacked and the place located by the university moved to more a prototyping place than an innovation research center initially known under the acronym CINNO.
After the departure of Thomas and on the initiative of Robert Garita, the workspace integrated the FabLab network in 2015 and took the name FabLab Veritas to reflect this metamorphosis. Robert Garita, a former student of the Veritas University, was well aware of the wheelwork of this network as he did a master in architecture at IAAC in Barcelona where was built the first FabLab in Spain and that was the house of the initiator of FabAcademy, Fabcity and FabKids : Thomas Diez.
At that time, it was the first FabLab in Central America. To promote digital fabrication, Robert Garita participated in many events like TEDX where he shared the amazing FabLab mobile and mini fablab projects whose objective was to spread digital fabrication around all the country. He also created the association of FabLab Costa Rica to gather all costa rican makers.
This kind of project made the public, teachers, government and big companies like Kölby and Claro curious about digital fabrication. That led to a strong partnership with Kolby to build a FabLab mobile in 2018 and workshops financed by ministries. It also initiated the creation of other fablabs like the one of SIFAIS, a successful structure focus on social impact.
The FabLab is well integrated into the university as it developed teaching contents for students and is used for their projects. It allows some of them being part of the team as an assistant. Besides, it is open to anyone! The objective of the place is to create projects to have a social impact and teach digital fabrication.