The international Fablab network emerged from the The Fablab project, the educational outreach program for MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms. As such the network is closely linked to MIT’s research into the merging of physical science and computer science and the development of digital materials. The international Fab Lab network also contributes to new research and applications in digital fabrication and counts more than 500 Fablabs worldwide.
The Fab Foundation was formed in 2009 to facilitate and support the growth of the international Fablab network through the development of regional Fab Foundations and organizations. The Fab Foundation is a US non-profit organization that emerged from MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms Fablab Program.
Fabguru wants to contribute to the Fab Foundation’s mission to provide access to the tools, and the knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make (almost) anything, and thereby creating opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world.