In July 2018, Sierra Makerspaces team members Steve and Louisa Hunter, and CCC Maker Project Director Carol Pepper-Kittredge (and husband) took some vacation time to attend FAB 14 in France. The event was staged country-wide, starting in Paris with a FAB City Summit and FAB City Celebration, and then at an international conference in Toulouse.
The first event declared Paris as a FAB City and featured tours and workshops in and around Paris. Toulouse, located about 6 hours southwest of Paris, featured additional workshops and displays.
As part of the Paris experience, Louisa and Carol attended the Gustav Klimt “ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES” show (https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/en/gustav-klimt) – here is a YouTube of giant warehouse with moving images and music! https://youtu.be/3UuaCcqk7Gc
- A portable race track enclosure for competition of modified cars and/or mini-drones
- VR implementation of body joint movements associated with an individual
- Growth and use of Bio Materials used in the textile industry
- Re-purposing of equipment and parts into other useful and/or artistic endeavors
- Touring Airbus and seeing observing manufacturing of the world’s largest passenger plane and
- Visiting numerous science museums highlighting the inventive process.
- Traditional spinning and dimpling of specialized copper pots used in jam making
- The mold making and casting of the worlds largest bronze bells
- The lace industry – both hand and machine produced and
- The North Sea wind turbine project.