Discussion about Fab Lab THE


(Marcelo Barbosa Furtini) #1

The Fab Lab Teresina is located at the city of Teresina, in the state of Piauí, Brazil. The laboratory will be part of
the Federal University of Piauí (Universidade Federal do Piauí - UFPI), with the purpose of being an academic
Fab Lab. It will be presented as the pioneer project in the technological field in the region, creating the
possibility of generating knowledge for the society. In addition to the international network of Fab Labs, it will
allow national and international partnerships and expand the potential of research of the State.
The main objective of the Fab Lab Teresina is to establish a link between the University and the community,
facilitating the population’s access to the machinery and the scientific and cultural production. In order to do so,
it will promote and guides activities that aim to interest citizens in science, culture and even to become a source
of income.
The necessary machinery and implantation of the laboratory will bring new topics related to the technological
areas for the local society, exploring a new potential of “do it yourself”, by promoting qualification, learning and
employment.
The goal is to make the most of the exchange of experience between the local researches and the Fab Labs
around the world. With the implementation of such a project we will add the relevance of preparing Teresina’s
citizens in order to search for new horizons of knowledge and cultural exchange with digital manufacturing. At
the moment, we count with a laser cut machine, a slides project, a computer, large tables, classroom chairs
and few manufacturing tools.

This is the general thread for discussing the lab; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/labs/fablabthe