FabLab Singapore Polytechnic
FabLab@SP began in 2011 and is the result of collaboration among School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE), and Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA), it was conceived to allow staff and students to make “almost anything”.
Not only does it promote collaboration in SP and hands-on training in a cutting-edge technology, a driving force behind the Fab Lab is the notion of “Makers Culture” – a concept which encourages creative learning through doing and nurtures intrinsic motivation for self-learning.
The Fab Lab seeks to establish win-win relationships with community (local as well as international) and industry partners which help the lab to stay connected in order to stay relevant.
It currently houses equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters and 3D CNC Prototype Mill. But the facility is not limited to 3D printing. It also aims to be a place where students from across schools work on multi-disciplinary projects. For example, this was where the activities development of the Solar Car SunSPEC 3 was centred on for the past two years.