FabSLAM is a multi-week, team-based, digital fabrication competition where youth learn and practice design, iteration, and rapid prototyping skills primarily focused on 3D Design and 3D Printing. A challenge theme is presented and each team works to develop a product that fits the theme and meets any accompanying requirements. Each team works with a Coach to help guide the team through the challenge and aid in documentation.

FabSLAM culminates in a FabSLAM Showcase where teams will present their products to a panel of judges and a public audience for review and feedback.

Don’t know much about 3D design or 3D printing? That’s okay! No previous skills are required, just a willingness to learn and try something new. We will provide some basic web-based lessons on using free and web-based 3D Design software to work on your projects.