Unalakleet Fab Lab students hold up stickers they designed and made. Left to right: Genesis Blatchford, David Johnson, Kadyn Erickson, Taylor Harvey, Robert Gilley, Siku Johnson, John Henry, Jayden Wilson. (PhotofromBSSDStraitTalk)
Fab Lab is spreading in Alaska. The Bering Strait School District now has its first Fab Lab course: the Fab Lab for Fabrication Laboratory at Unalakleet.
The Fab Lab’s goal is to work on skills, not just repetitive tasks. This semester, thirteen students are implementing problem solving, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and creative skills. One popular tool is the vinyl cutter, which the students use to make vinyl stickers, signs, and garment logos.
The new Fab Lab also includes ten PC computers with Rhino, a laser cutter/engraver, a 3D printer, and a CNC router.
See the write-up in Alaska Public Media…