Mobile Fab Lab

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OUR CONTRIBUTION TO YOU​

STUDENTS
  • Get access to relevant STEAM-anchored, Project Based Learning training/workshops
  • Learn to:
    • Turn ideas into physical, digital, or automated projects/products
    • Apply engineering design and science process in solving real-world problems
EDUCATORS: 
  • Learn how to leverage the Permian Basin Fab Lab and its equipment to engage students in the classroom and reduce classroom management problems 
  • Avail of training on transferable skills and equipment use that will help you and your students create meaningful projects
  • Take students on field trips that will widen their perspective on what’s possible
  • Learn to develop and implement TEKS-aligned projects that will help you become more successful in the classroom
COMMUNITY: 
  • Learn how to become a 21st-century entrepreneur by availing of training/workshops on design thinking, the use of the Fab Lab equipment, prototyping and maker-based entrepreneurship
  • Join a community of makers and collaborate on projects
  • Bring ideas into the real world through digital fabrication, programming, and electronics

Events Calendar

Teachers and Community members can refer to our Google calendar to see upcoming community events that the Mobile Fab Lab will be attending. This is an opportunity to get information on what we offer, see the Mobile Lab in action, and attend community nights hosted by local businesses. The calendar also shows dates the Mobile Fab Lab is available for reservation. Odessa College Events take priority.

The calendar is updated on a daily basis. Reservations are added to the calendar as soon as they are confirmed by the Fab Lab team. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis.

  • Request Mobile Fab Lab form (Currently Unavailable)

Once an individual has confirmed what dates they would like to reserve the Mobile Fab Lab we will need them to fill out our Mobile Fab Lab Event Request form. Once the form is submitted, the Mobile Fab Lab Coordinator will be in contact to confirm the request and discuss logistics.


Community Outreach

We are currently available for campus visits and community events to present demonstrations of the equipment. Equipment training is offered for teaches and community members Monday through Thursday from 4:30pm-6:00pm by appointment only. Please email our Mobile Fab Lab Coordinator if interested.


Hours of Operation/Availability of Facilities

The Mobile Fab Lab Permian Basin is expected to remain on campuses for events from Monday morning to Thursday evening of the school week.

To see available dates refer to our Google Calendar. The Mobile Fab Lab is also available for community events for a fee.

Please contact our Fab Lab team at least two weeks in advance of the expected date of the event to discuss supplies needed and logistics.

The Mobile Fab Lab is not available on Sunday.


Tools/Equipment/Examples of work

The Mobile Fab Lab Permian Basin, within the network and under the supervision of the Fab Foundation, has a standard platform which includes the suite of machines, materials, and equipment that can be found in our stationary lab at Odessa College.

This includes:

  • Laser Cutters
  • Filtration
  • Shopbot
  • MDX-20 Mini Mill
  • 3D Printers
  • Computers
  • Software (SketchUp, Rhino, CorelDraw)
  • Large Format Printer
  • Electronics Workbench
  • Small Tools Molding & Casting
  • Silk Screening Materials

We also offer lessons plans that feature components of digital fabrication.


 

Contact Information

Seline Watts – Mobile Fab Lab Coordinator
Office: 432-335-6190
Email: swatts@odessa.edu | fablab@odessa.edu