Welcome to The Beach Lab, a Fab(ulous) Lab(oratory) for research and development in digital fabrication and synthetic biology participant in a global network of interconnected Fab Labs.
Fab Labs began in 2001 as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and since then they have spread over the world. The Center for Bits and Atoms assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Today’s fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow’s personal fabricators.
Projects and activities that can be developed by The Beach Lab range from educational programs, to product prototyping and development, to local business and government problem-solving, to marine and environmental research projects.
The Beach Lab is one of the Supernode Labs participant in MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms educational programs, providing access to Fab Academy HTMAA (How to make almost anything) and Bio Academy HTGAA (How to grow almost anything) courses.
Another edition of Fab Academy, the most advanced program in digital fabrication on Earth, has started. Taught and directed by Neil Gershenfeld (MIT). The Beach Lab is mentoring students for India and Bahrain.
Next Wednesday 2nd of September class in How to Grow (Almost) Anything is about DNA nanostructures. Taught by William Shih (Wyss Institute) we will learn how to use caDNAno software to build a flattened Rothemund rectangle, generate staple strand sequences, color them to create a black-and-white pattern and many more!
Events and workshops are announced through our Facebook page. Follow us to keep up to date!
Our blog is comming back soon here. (Actually I wrote that one year ago)