Digital Manufacturing Laboratory on Wheels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica News – A digital manufacturing laboratory on wheels will circulate in Costa Rica next year.

It will encourage local ideas in many communities.

The Fab Lab was installed in a truck that operates with solar panels.

The vehicle will be equipped with various machines to facilitate the design and processes necessary to create prototypes on a personal scale, such as models, toys, cell phone cases and just about anything one can imagine.

The initiative was presented yesterday, at the Veritas University. It is promoted by Kolbi, the trademark of the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity.

The idea is to teach the use of tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, computer controlled cutting machines and scanners, and materialize ideas.

The methodology consists of a participatory workshop in the community, then the prototyping of ideas leading to the launch and registration of projects generated by innovative community members.

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