Photography: Pedro Figueiredo
What is a FAB-LAB?
There is a global network of A FabLab (digital fabrication laboratory), at the moment close to 1000, which foster the development of technologies and support creative development. “A FabLab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything”. This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production.”
This laboratory is a technological support base and has the latest computer-aided design and manufacturing technology which anyone can access to develop and manufacture their ideas.As it is the first in Portugal, it has all the adequate technical support. Our primary mission is to raise awareness of the local community about the benefits of using digital technologies.
What is the OPO’LAB?
The OPO’Lab is a centre of creativity with different areas: coworking space, events, FAB-café, I&D and FAB Lab.
OPO’Lab is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to think and explore the creative use of new technologies in all creative and non-creative fields. It focuses on the promotion of research, education and culture activities. Since its foundation, in 2010, the OPO-LAB has contributed to the development and implementation of projects proposed by numerous creative minds that challenge the limits. It has assumed a strategic role in the context in which it operates, in establishing important partnerships with other social actors such as public authorities, schools and cultural and scientific associations.
Coordinator: OPO-Lab (João Barata Feyo)
Team: Fablab: João Feyo | Electronics: João Leão | Programming: Bernardo Santos | Virtual Reality: Pedro Galego
Partners: Areal Editores, Mecha, Roland, Isicom, V!VA
Date: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7 till 30 December 2016
Opening time: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Porto Innovation Hub, laboratory
Target audience: general
Entry: free (limited to the area capacity, 50 people)
Câmara Municipal do Porto
Praça General Humberto Delgado, 4º piso
Porto Innovation Hub
Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes s/n
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays + Wednesdays + Thursdays
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