What is a Fab Lab?

Fab Lab Siegen is one of many interdisciplinary (creative) workshops open to all, where the focus is on collaborative work and experimentation with the fabrication of (almost) anything.

Fab Labs (Fabrication Laboratories) are thus intended to be useful to people – regardless of expertise, education and background – to be able to plan and implement projects in exchange and collaboration with others. Exactly these possibilities of exchange, sharing of knowledge as well as the community are by far the most important offers and goals of such a lab, of which there are now hundreds worldwide.

Fab labs are closely related to hackspaces and makerspaces or, more generally, innovation hubs, and are also linked to the maker culture that has been increasingly discussed in the media recently, which is also about do-it-yourself and the creative use of technology. Hackspaces in Germany often operate in the sphere of the Chaos Computer Club.