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The Lorain County Community College Fab Lab is based upon the concepts of Dr Neil Gershenfeld, the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Bits and Atoms. A Fab Lab is a collection of commercially available machines that can be used to conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and test a wide variety of things. The best part is that the equipment is surprisingly easy to use.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meeting the President

Meeting the President was a once in a life time opportunity. I was proud to have been included in a select group of students who got to meet the President. We were in the FabLab when President Obama came in. His energy was so great that it shocked all of us. He walked around the room and shook everyone’s hand and asked everyone what their name was and what we were doing. We were working on designing cereal boxes and trying to determine the most efficient way to make the boxes. In the FabLab, we designed the boxes on the computer and sent them to a laser cutter that cut the boxes how we had designed on the computer. The FabLab was helpful because if we didn’t have the laser cutter, then we would have had to measure the boxes by hand and cut and glued them. Everything would have taken longer and it would have made a big mess. This was an exciting day for me because I got to work in the FabLab and I got to meet the President of the United States of America.

Mark Ballard

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