“Ok guys, I have some news. I’m moving back to France at the end of the year. – What about us? What about Fablab Saigon? – Well you know what? YOU are Fablab Saigon. So it’s up to you!” This is the conversation I had with the Fablab Saigon team last September. And in October, Fablab Read more about New director, new direction[…]
It has been 2 years and a half since our Fablab Saigon established. It’s not long enough to validate the success, but it’s not too short for us to feel fulfilled when we look back the past time. We write this post to review the whole journey we have been through. There was bad and good time, Read more about Fablab Saigon – a quick review on our achievement[…]
The last 12 months at Fablab Saigon have been quite intense, from the opening of the cafe and co-working space in Septembre 2015 to the maker hackathons like TOM and SEA Makerthon in June 2016, and most recently the Mobile Fablab Vietnam project. We’ve been communicating on those achievements. But one big and much less Read more about Overcoming co-founders conflict[…]
(Tiếng Việt vui lòng kéo xuống dưới) What’s a fabmaster? A very cool person who is always helpful, knows a ton about digital fabrication and can make almost anything! The job: Manage the makerspace and its equipement, including 3D printer, CNC machine, laser cutter, iCraft vinyl cutter, electronics, Arduino, RasperryPi, soldering station, DIY tools, etc. Read more about Fablab Saigon is hiring 2 Famasters – đang cần tuyển dụng 2 Fabmaster[…]
It will be soon 2 months since the soft launch of our cafe and co-working space. And our team has been pretty busy lately, so much that we’ve been a bit slow on updating the latest months’ news here. So much has happen than it’s hard to list them all here, so let’s go straight to the Read more about July-Sept 2015 / Fablab Saigon latest news[…]
Today was a great day to open the Fablab cafe: 3rd of September, just one day after the Vietnamese National Day, which happens to be the last holiday in Vietnam until the New Year. And this surely is a good sign that the development of Fablab Saigon will now be non-stop! There are still things to sort out, but Read more about Fablab café first day, just like home[…]
It’s already June! A lot happened in the last months. A lot yet not enough 🙂 Transparency is important to us, and it is even more because we have the support from many of you, so we will try to keep you posted here on our blog with the latest updates about us! On the highlights, we’ve been busy Read more about May-June 2015 / Fablab Saigon latest news[…]
With so many things happening every day, this week has gone by incredibly fast. The fifth and last day of FAN2 is finally here, setting a sentimental mood for the last round of Fablab presentations. Below are some interesting tidbits of the day.
Mr. Takemura Takashi set up a small lab in his backyard. Smacked between rural and urban areas and surrounded by farming lands, people here often work with bicycles. For example, they made an pedal-powered ice-shaving machine. The lab is sustained by a membership structure.
As we sat in for more lab reviews this morning, I realized that I was not bored because today’s talks highlighted a different aspect of fabrication. Often we make something because we have a practical use for it, or we just want to play with it. However, Fablab Dynamic and Makerbar Taipei make things designed to address a social or environmental issue, and digital fabrication is only a means to an end.
Take for example, Fablab Dynamic‘s Fab x Eco project is motivated by dog owners’ underserved need to customize wheel chairs for their beloved dogs. Using traditional manufacturing methods, such wheelchairs are costly and may not fit well to all dogs. Fablab Dynamic not only made their design open-source but also designed it such that the owner or the pet industry can simply enter the height and weight etc. of a dog and have the custom design generated for digital fabrication. Imagine how happy this would make the dog and its owner! We encourage you to read Fablab Dynamic and Makerbar Taipei‘ blogs (Tip: Google translation is handy) for more inspiration on how we makers can put our skills to create impacts socially and environmentally.
In the afternoon, we conducted a workshop called “Chameleon Lamp” for FAN2 participants. […]
Sorry that this is a late post because we are getting busier and busier at the very fast-paced conference.
On the stage today, Mai presented about Fablab Saigon. She shared Fablab Saigon’s current status, direction and what it will look like in near future after renovation. We received good compliments from the audience afterwards.
Check out our presentation slides here.
Coming up next, Mr. Yoshisuke Kuramoto showed his DIY Fability Scooter which he designed and fabricated for himself at Fablab Hamamatsu. […]