This workshop teaches you how to build your own wheelchair starting with the Toowheels project. Toowheels is the first DIY wheelchair, born from mixing designs from many skills in the maker world: During this workshop we explain how to start designing your wheelchair using the Toowheels user manual.  You can customize the project for your needs, making your own wheelchair using simple materials and tools. At the end of the process you can use your chair and let your imagination improve it.  Repairs easily for any broken parts!

Toowheels is a technical and economical answer to the problems of persons with disabilities. It is a sport wheelchair redesigned to be much easier to produce with CNC machines, and can be self-built aussi using a simple means do-it-yourself tools and materials, technology FabLab gold. It ‘was one of the 30 best projects in the Global Award 2014 and FabLab aussi selected in the ADI Design Index 2014. Toowheels: has a different technical approach in the frame and the production system, and ethics, which make the wheelchair easy chair do. This solution is brought to an extreme with the possibility of self-assembly meat has a completely self call made a gold. The chair design was developed in collaboration with athletes and experts in biomedical FabLab Torino, and is tested by players. Toowheels professional basketball is a response to the high price of sports wheelchairs: usually people or involved in Adaptive Sports Association-have difficulty in buying and enjoy activities, especially for beginners and amateur levels. This is one of the most significant problems slow the spread of the sport-therapy.

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Flone 3.0 Drone Quadcopter

Intro: Flone 3.0 Drone Quadcopter

This is flone 3.0: an Open Source Drone Ecosystem.

Flone is a powerful, compact, and smart design of a low-cost quadcopter for carry an smartphone, or a camera in a gimbal, and can be easily extended.

The flone ecosystem is composed by:

* SVG files for produce a low cost quadcopter with a laser cutter.

* Android App for control the quadcopter.

* Cut files of a servo gimbal for a camera.

* Instructions and cutting files of transportation box.

Software is licensed by GPL v3. Frame and the rest of elements are licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA.

The construction process has moving parts, configuration files, brushless motor test, and much more. Let’s go there!


Easy & low cost fleet for conquer airspace.

DD-101B – Introduction to Digital Creation – Inkscape

Before talking about these machines and how they work, we wanted to tell you about an important stage in the creation of an object: modeling! Indeed, to produce a part with a milling machine or a 3D printer, the first step is to model the room through a dedicated software and produce an understandable computer file to the target machine. We will see this week through three videos what vocabulary, what tools and techniques are needed to produce 2D models usable by laser cutters.

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DF-106D-Introduction to Laser CNC

Laser Cutting a PCB with a CO2 / Fiber Trotec laser cutter

For the Fab Academy 2015, at Opendot in Milan, we have a new laser cutting machine, a Trotec Speedy 100 flexx. The flexx line of laser cutters has both CO2 and fiber laser technologies: 60 watt CO2 laser, 30 watt fiber laser.

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The fiber laser enables us to engrave the copper layer of the FR1, and once it has been removed, we can cut the board with the CO2 laser.

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DF-106A-Introduction to Laser Cutter – Operating Principles

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The Fab Lab Ajaccio has a laser cutter Trotec Speedy 400 (you can find on our site the complete description of the machine)

Working area 1000 x 610 mm (39 x 24 in) Loading area Up to 1090 x 690 mm x 305 mm (42.9 x 27.1 x 12 in) – depending on working table Up to 1045 x ? x 185 mm (41 x ? x 7.2 in) – depending on working table, with pass-trough Max. height of work piece Up to 305 mm (12 in) depending on table configuration and lens Work piece table Flexible table design: engraving, vacuum and cutting table; aluminum grid; computer controlled and programmable servo z-axis Speed of motion system 355 cm/sec. (139 in/sec) Acceleration 4 g Motor Brushless DC servomotor Encoder Increment measuring system Lenses 1.5″, 2.0″ (standard); 2.5″, 4.0″ (optional) Addressable accuracy 5µm Repeatability < 0,015 mm (0.0006 in) Accuracy to size of parts According to material an process Maximum material load 20 kgs (55 lbs) area load over the whole working area Exhaust Table exhaust via rear of engraving cabinet Standard Features Ergonomic access to working area, electro-optic autofocus, laserpointer (655nm, <0,99mWcw), coaxial air assist (without pump), 2.0″ lens (can be exchanged free of charge with 1.5″, 2.5″ or 4.0″ lens), trolley base, one working table of choice (vacuum or cutting table, black aluminum grid or engraving table), USB connection, JobControl X Expert software Options Harsh environment protection kit, Pass-through opening (back), rotary attachment, air assist including compressor, temperature sensor, laser power upgrade, vacuum table, engraving table, black aluminum grid, cutting table (lamellas), honeycomb table, white plastic cutting grid


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