About The Beach Lab

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.

News from the Beach

Cool Projects

These are some of the skills you will learn when you take the worldwide version of MIT's How to Make (Almost) Anything named Fab Academy. Directed and taught by Neil Gershenfeld and globally broadcasted live from Boston. Awake the inventor in you!

Friends & Partners

Tales from the Beach

Our blog is comming back soon here. (Actually I wrote that one year ago)

Planet Earth is our Legacy

It's not about the rewards. It's not about the punishments either. This is all abouth the consequences. The Beach Lab is a US Green Buiding Council member and the first digital fabrication space in the world registered under the LEED Green Building rating program to pursue LEED certification. Digital fabrication is used to monitor and control energy, water comsumption and waste providing real time and long term open data. So you wanted anyway.

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