All in the Making -- Notes on Fab Lab Tulsa and Its 2014 Tulsa Mini Maker Faire

Aug 26, 2014

"Imagine. Design. Fabricate." Such is the tag line for the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa. Fab Lab Tulsa, as it's commonly called, is -- per its website -- a nonprofit "entity that provides community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 150 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 40 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States. Furthermore, Fab Lab Tulsa is one of the top labs globally in terms of leadership, organization, support, size, and capabilities, and an excellent example of the impact a fab lab can make on a community." On this edition of ST, we learn all about that far-reaching "impact" from Nathan Pritchett, the executive director of Fab Lab Tulsa, who also brings us up to speed on the free-to-the-public 2014 Tulsa Mini Maker Faire, which will happen this coming Saturday, August 30th. This Fab Lab-sponsored event will run from 10am to 6pm at the Expo Square's Central Park Hall. (More details can be found at the Maker Faire's website.)