Clearwater’s Fabrication Lab at Saint Paul’s School

Saint Pauls Fab Lab Clearwater
One of the two MakerBot 3D Printers available at Clearwater’s Fabrication Lab at Saint Paul’s School

We are pleased to announce the newly created Fab Lab at Saint Paul’s School in Clearwater Florida, and to be part of the global Fab Lab community.

Fabrication capabilities include: 3D Printing and modeling, laser cutting and engraving, CNC machining and milling. Electronic capabilities include: circuit production and rapid prototyping, oscilloscope, waveform generation, bench testing, soldering and rework. Dedicated woodworking area. Extensive Makerspace with comprehensive making capabilities. Inventory of new, recycled, and repurposed electronics and supplies. Cross Platform software including industry level graphics, CAD/3D, prototyping, and productivity apps. Mac and PC desktops, 20 MacBook Airs. Library of books and publications on electronics, making, and technology.

By having a Fab Lab in an independent school, we are very fortunate to have many resources to share with the global and local community. As part of our offerings, we will have classes in prototyping and fabrication, 3D Printing and modeling, robotics, and more. On April 1st, we are having an “Engineering Day”, where we are opening the facility to the local community for lessons and demonstrations. We will hold many similar events throughout the year. Our summer camps are open to all students.

Our staff of educators is well networked locally and globally. Our Fab Lab Director Paul Haberstroh, has networked with hundreds of educators at the FETC and ISTE Conferences, sharing resources and ideas. In 2015 he conducted workshops on developing a makerspace at the CTEC Conference. Saint Paul’s School has many successful alumni in the technology field that contribute time and materials to the lab, as well as conduct guest lectures.

The blog will be updated with ongoing projects and ideas from the lab. It already does well in Google search results when “Fab Lab Clearwater” is used as a search term, allowing local people to find us.

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