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, but the reality that we still exist and are going to go further on our hard way, which is to promote the Makers movement as a new way to think consumption, economy and society, is our biggest achievement. It make us strongly believe that we can commit our mission: INNOVATION LITERACY THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION.
Here are the important marks on our development since we were born:
Mar. 2014: A group of 5+ people started Fablab Saigon
Mar. 2014: Participated in Saigon TechCamp: IoT and demo of the FabCooker
Apr. 2014: Got 100 likes on Fablab Saigon’s fanpage
Apr. 2014: Won Top 5 Global Finalists Award Best Use Of Hardware’s Prize, Nasa Space Apps Challenge. Project named Play-it-cool
Apr. 2014: Estiabled Conech Co., LTD
Jun. 2014: Built Fablab Saigon first 3D printer
Oct. 2014: Extended public hours Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 12-8pm.
12/2014: Took part in Saigon Barcamp, Projection of Makers, a documentary on the Maker movement
March 2015: Organized Arduino Day
April 2015: Organized first Arduino workshop at Fablab Saigon
April 2015: Organized first Drone meet-up
May 2015: Began Fablab Saigon renovation
May 2015: Participated in FAN2 in Taiwan, Maker Faire Taipei
June 2015: Insance Rice Mosaic and Metal Casting on Makezine
June 2015: Became founding member of SEAMNET, the network of makerspace in South East Asia
July 2015: Hit 1000 likes on Fablab Saigon’s fanpage
July 2015: Showcase at Startup Fair Saigon
August 2015: Launched of the cafe & co-working space
Sept. 2015: Organized 1st Maker meet-up in Biomedicine
Sept. 2015: Run 1st 3D printing workshop
Sept 2015: Had Nam Son Laser become our lasercutter partner and loaned a laser machine to us
Oct. 2015: Showcase at DevFest 2015
Oct. 2015: Participated in OIP Startup and innovation conference in Taipei
Oct. 2015: Participated in KLESF in Malaysia
Oct. 2015: Built 1st prototyping – A mixing machine
Nov. 2015: Joined Hatch Fair! & IPP Mid-term demo day
Nov. 2015: Joined Maker movement promotion forum in HCMC and Danang at USCG
Nov. 2015: Showcase at Google Hackfair 2015
Dec. 2015: Organized STEAM School field trip at Fablab Saigon
23/01/2016: Participated in IPP Final Demo Day
Jan 2016: Joined Maker Faire Phnom Penh
Feb. 2016: Organized 2nd STEAM school field trip at Fablab Saigon
Mar. 2016: Run 1st 48h Maker2Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Mar. 2016: Showcase at Saigon Tech Startup Festival
Apr. 2016: Organized Genuino Day 2016 at Fablab Saigon
Apr. 2016: Co-hosted Nasa Space Apps Challenge 2016
May. 2016: Started 2nd phase IPP2
June 2016: Co-hosted TOM event
June 2016: Organized OSCE Days 2016
June 2016: Organized SEA Makerthon 2016
June 2016: Launched Basic Electronics & Arduino Course at Center of Science and Technology Development for Youth
July 2016: Run Mobile Fablab Project at Vung Tau City and Tuy Hoa Province.
Do those marks impress you like they impressed and inspired us to keep going and growing?
We also want to thank you for your contribution and support for Fablab Saigon. The Maker community can’t be this big and connected without your active participation.
Please keep doing so and VISIT OUR MAKERSPACE and CAFE whenever you need a home or a feeling of belonging to a close community!!!