Fablabs are open high-tech workshops where individuals have the opportunity to develop and produce custom-made things. It is a community of inventors, entrepreneurs, and lifelong learners who use open source digital fabrication for innovative change. From 3D printers to multiple axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, fablabs offer cutting edge technology for students, educators, community members, and faculty members who can learn how to turn sketches and ideas into real physical solutions and products.
The combined team with representatives from NextFab Foundation, CBC, and Anambra State traveled throughout the region to explore the overall viability of placing a FabLab facility in Anambra State. The team developed and executed interviews with key stakeholders and captured the full range of stakeholder requirements and community use cases. Six preselected sites were visited and documented to determine the best site for a pilot location.