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Fab Lab Initiation



Interested in the learning by doing approach? Would you like to invent or alter an object but don’t know where to start and don’t have the tools needed? We’ll provide the supervision, space, and resources to carry out your wildest projects. This is possible thanks to the Fab Lab at the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier.

Over the course of a 2-hour workshop, complete a turnkey project and take your creation home with you!

2 activities to choose from:

  • Introduction to electronics and micro welding
  • Creation of a 2D design using the computer and the laser-cutting machine

What is a Fab Lab?
It is a place featuring a multitude of tools (hammer, saw, 3D printer, laser cutter, etc.) and a do-it-yourself philosophy focused on repairing rather than throwing out and on pushing the limits of creativity by working together. Thus, students come to understand the dynamics of technological research through a specific project. For more information on Fab Labs, visit www.echofab.quebec/en/ and www.fabfoundation.org

Subjects and competencies :

Secondary cycles One and Two

SubjectsCompetenciesProgression of learning

Use mathematical reasoning

Develop and apply the many different mathematical concepts and processes (cycle one)

Build knowledge and make use of the many different mathematical concepts and processes (cycle two)

Science and technology

Seek answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems

Make the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology

Choose an investigation or design scenario (cycle one)

Design an action plan (cycle two)

Understand how technical objects work (cycle one)

Understand the technological principles related to a problem (cycle two)

Visual artsCreate media images

Structure his/her project (cycle one)

Put ideas into practice in a media creation (cycle two)

Cross-curricular competencies:  
Solve problems, cooperate with others, use creativity
Excerpts from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport’s Québec Education Program.