"Conceived originally in the US in the late 90s, in the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT), the concept of FabLab, whose name is a contraction of ""laboratory
manufacturing "", has spread within the United States before spreading for some
years in other countries, especially European.
The FabLabs are open to the public spaces, equipped with machines to perform
of items: laser cutting, milling, cutting cardboard, vinyl, 3D printers, machines
sewing production of printed circuits, etc. They allow at virtually no cost to the
visitor, discover and share ideas and knowledge, including technical,
with easy access through the use of CNC tools. As such, they
attract handymen, designers, engineers, geeks, electronic engineers, the
robotics enthusiasts looking to carry out projects on their own or in collaboration
with others, and who can perform at home or in their workplace. "