Community invited to use Fab Lab at Kennedy High this summer

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This summer, community members are invited to use the digital modeling and fabrication equipment provided at the relatively new Richmond Fab Lab at Kennedy High, 4300 Cutting Blvd.

On 10 dates from July 6 to Aug. 30, the community is invited to toil away in the workshop that empowers people to design and then make “almost anything,” according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD).

Summer dates and times are below.

When it opened in 2015, the Richmond Fab Lab became the largest digital fabrication lab on a K-12 school campus in the U.S. The lab’s establishment was funded by a Chevron grant in partnership with the school district and the Fab Foundation.

In addition to increasing educational opportunities for local students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the Fab Lab was meant as a community resource.

During the school year, it opens twice monthly for four hours to community members.

The computer lab where the design work is accomplished is free to use, as are equipment such as the 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laser cutter and electronic workbench. There are costs for use of certain materials and for personal projects. See them here.

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