Fab Lab of the Week: The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa

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Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa

This week’s featured Fab Lab is the Hardesty Center fo Fab Lab Tulsa in Oklahoma.

The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa is a non-profit entity that has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assemble a diverse collection of state-of-the-art equipment and computers into one workspace as a community center for innovation, entrepreneurship, and STEM education.

Originally conceived in 2008 and officially formed in July 2010, this 3600 square-foot facility is directly inspired by MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld who invented the Fab Lab idea.

We enjoyed reading their blog post, 10 Things We Learned about starting a Fab Lab, including rules of thumb such as “no egos allowed”, “listen to your community”, and “raise friends before funds.”

Below is a video walkthrough of the Tulsa facility.

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