New FabLab for Rome's Marymount School

Marymount International School to inaugurate FabLab facility.

Marymount International School will become the first private international school in Rome to have its own Fabrication Laboratory when the FabLab opens on 14 January.

The facility is dedicated to the digital and artisanal creations of the worldwide “Maker” movement, and hosts avant-garde technology in addition to traditional tools.

Once a 19th-century barn, the 220-sqm FabLab building extends over two levels, repurposed with modern energy-conservation materials and offering cutting-edge facilities for Marymount students.

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The building can host a capacity of 100 people and its equipment includes 3D printers, 3D scanner, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, air compressor, multimeter, sensors and 3D software.

The FabLab will have the support of a dedicated teacher to help students undertake a range of projects such as programming security systems and creating motorised models to simulate what happens to the earth during earthquakes.

For more details see Marymount website.