Fab Academy

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Intro

The Fab Academy has a well-developed business model for education. It is OSE's leading competitor to education. OSE's unique value proposition is full open source tool chains, and technology that matters, vs 25% open source software and fully proprietary hardware toolchains and technology for employers. Employers note - see main course descripiton [1].

Benchmarking

  • Costs - [2]. Around $5k as one example. $2500 for Fab Central. Local instructors get $1750 after materials.
  • Accreditation - [3]

Curriculum

Fab Academy essentially has it laid out - study it and port to open source

Fablabs

  • Example Fab Lab- look at Stoughton Fab Lab - [4]

Projects

Actual projects -

Notes

  • From Ferdi - Fab academy is not popular in Germany because Germans are not used to paying for education

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