Fab Lab Seoul is ideally located on the fifth floor of the historic SeunSangga complex. Filled with traditional art and crafts shops, you’ll be able to buy almost anything to develop your maker project on a 5-minute walk.
Opened in 2010 by the hardware accelerator Tide Institute, Fab Lab Seoul was the 1st Korean Fab Lab. Today, more than 80 makerspaces are spread around Korea, 70 owned by the government itself.
In spite of the competition, Fab Lab Seoul stands out thanks to its experience and ecosystem.
Ko San created the lab to spread the maker movement at the national but also international scale. Today present in Seoul, Jeju Island and Sowon (start-up self-making place), the Fab Lab works with the government to
• replace all the South Korean schools’ computer labs by makerspaces,
• and to promote digital fabrication in developing countries via the K-Lab program. Thereby, a Fab Lab in Myanmar was launched last year.
Open to anyone, Fab Lab Seoul aims to create solution makers thanks to education (classes and workshops) and the creation of maker content (Fab Academy, Make-a-thons, ..).
In the lab, several projects are ongoing such as Fab City furniture or a smart watch for blind people, Dotincorp.