FabLab Rutherford is an open to the public, fabrication workspace opening on main street in downtown Rutherfordton, NC. We are a community of students, artists, craftsmen, inventors, programmers, hackers, designers, makers and tinkerers who all share a love for learning and bringing our ideas to reality using technology readily available to us.
FabLab Rutherford Services – Lab equipment access membership ( $75-$125/mo.) – Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based classes and workshops – Product design, prototyping, idea development, product marketing
What We Do.
We make stuff! Almost anything you can imagine. Using the power of digital technology we are able to take our ideas and other’s ideas into physical reality. Using 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines and a host of other cutting edge machines, we bring our ideas to tangible form. In addition to just making things we also provide: – STEM based classes and workshops for all ages – prototyping services – idea incubation – access to cutting-edge digital fabrication equipment.
Our Mission: FabLab Rutherford’s aim is to nurture a community of creative members who share a love for learning, problem solving, and making things using technology with a focus on academics, business and community outreach.
- In Academics: To engage students and teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.
- In Business: Promote invention, entrepreneurship, and the skills needed for a 21st-century global economy.
- Community Outreach: Make resources available to empower under-served and non-traditional populations.