The public is invited to Joliet Junior College Aug. 12-14 to visit the Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory developed at MIT where children and adults can invent, design and manufacture products. The equipment can be used to design anything from tools to motors to data networks to artwork. This event is sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster.
The Fab Lab will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days and will be located in South Lot 1, southeast of the Campus Center (A-Building) on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet (See a map of Main Campus).
There is no cost to visit the Fab Lab, but groups who wish to visit and get a tour are asked to make a reservation in advance. To schedule your group, contact Congressman Foster’s office at email@example.com or 630-585-7672.
In March, Congressman Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The legislation, which has received bipartisan support, would create a nonprofit entity to establish a National Fab Lab network throughout the United States. This chartered status would be similar to the status enjoyed by the VFW and Little League Baseball.
For more information about the Fab Lab, visit http://foster.house.gov/fablab.