# Fab Learning Academy Nodes

Local Learning Nodes or Nodes are those Fab Labs and other makerspaces who offer this distributed education course in their space. Learning Nodes provide the equipment, tools, technologies, materials, and hands-on technical training for participating teachers in Fab Learning Academy.

Register your Learning Node here (opens new window).

# The 2024 Fab Learning Academy

This year's academy will be hosted by seven Local Learning Nodes around the world:

  • Fablab Armenia Dilijan (Tavush region, Dilijan, Armenia)
  • Super Fab Lab Oulu (Oulu, Finland)
  • Fab Lab Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Fab Lab Singapore Polytechnic (Singapore)
  • Invictus Centrium (Singapore)
  • eduFAB (Pittsburgh, PA, US)

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# How can your lab or organization become a Local Learning Node?

  1. Learning Nodes are required to provide the tools, technologies, and materials for participants enrolled in Fab Learning Academy. An updated inventory list for Learning Nodes is here. Below is a general list of required technologies for a local learning node to run Fab Learning Academy:
  • 3D Printer(s)
  • Laser Cutter
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • CNC mill
  • Electronic Components
  • Soldering station
  • Work tables, internet connection, sink
  1. Learning Nodes are Required to register at least three participating teachers in the program.

  2. Learning Nodes are required to be available for hands-on technical components of the course:

  • 2-3 Hours per week of local group instruction
  • 2-3 hours per week for additional open lab time and participant support
  1. Each Learning Node must have a qualified Local Instructor
  • One local instructor per 8 participating teachers
  • Local Instructor must be a graduate of Fab Academy (opens new window) or have comparable training
  • Local instructors must be available for participant support (above)
  • Must attend weekly planning meeting with global committee
  1. Contact the Fab Learning Academy Executive Board
  • email FLA@fabfoundation.org for more information on registering as a Local Node