"FAB LAB ATHENS is an active node of the Digital Fabrication Laboratories network Fab Labs, that are a platform for cooperation between people and organizations from different countries around the world.Fab labs are conceived and designed to encourage the idea that anyone can fabricate/make anything anywhere in the world by sahring technological and social knowledge and by using machines of digital manufacturing.
The project emerged from a program launched by The Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) of MIT and is led by physicist Neil Gershenfeld (director of CBA). The project of Fab Labs has extended from laboratories in downtown Boston to rural India, South Africa, Norway, Spain, Afghanistan, Kenya and more. All Fab Labs work in coordination through the Internet and a video conference network, and they meet annually in a global event.
The Fab Lab programme explores how the content of information relates to physical representation.
The Fab Labs are laboratories of personal digital fabrication in which it is possible to make almost anything, from a computer measuring 1 cm by 1 cm to an intelligent house. These labs are distributed in various parts of the world and connected to each other by way of the Internet and video conferencing, which allows the sharing of experiences and with it the creation of a network of distributed knowledge.
The Fab Labs use advanced techniques and technologies which are being made accessible to everyone. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as laser cutters, 3-dimensional printers and milling machines as well as electronic components."