Odyssey Educational Foundation is operating a (fab lab) fabrication laboratory in Abuja. it’s the first of its kind here and we are pleased to inform the general public that the procurement of this fab lab equipment’s was courtesy of the Australian Aid in Nigeria.
Fabrication laboratory is an integral component of digital fabrication and modeling. Digital modeling and fabrication is a design and production process that combines 3D modeling or computing aided design (CAD) with additive and subtractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is also known as a 3D printing, while subtractive manufacturing may also be referred to as machining and many other technologies can be exploited to physically produce the designed objects. Our digitally fabricated objects are created using 3D modeling.  Our fab lab is equipped with machines such as a 3D printer, Cutting plotter, Heat press, and  Laser Cutter.
We are training children (STEM trainees) on digital fabrications of various types, and the handling, operation, and maintenance of these machines. Odyssey Educational Foundation has always been at the forefront of promoting STEM Education in Abuja and Nigeria as a whole in our outreach programs in many states.
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The Cutting Plotter is used in a complementary role with the heat press. It is used to cut out text design on fabric materials. The cutout text on the flock material is imprinted on the fabric material using the Heat Press.
Laser Cutter
A laser cutter is a machine that uses a laser to cut materials such as chipboard, matte board, felt, wood, and acrylic up to 3/8 inch (1 cm) thickness. The laser cutter is often bundled with a driver software which interprets vector drawings produced by any number of CAD software platforms. The laser cutter is able to modulate the speed of the laser head, as well as the intensity and resolution of the laser beam, and as such is able in both to cut and to score material, as well as approximate raster graphics. Objects cut out of materials can be used in the fabrication of physical models, which will only require the assembly of the flat parts.
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The Heat Press is used to imprint a text design on a fabric material. A heat press is a machine engineered to imprint a design or graphic on a substrate, such as a t-shirt, with the application of heat and pressure for a preset period of time. While heat presses are often used to apply designs to fabrics, specially designed presses can also be used to imprint designs on mugs, plates, jigsaw puzzles, caps, and other products.
3D printer
3D printers use a variety of methods and technology to assemble physical versions of digital objects. Typically desktop 3D printers can make small plastic 3D objects. They use a roll of thin plastic filament, melting the plastic and then depositing it precisely to cool and harden. They normally build 3D objects from bottom to top in a series of many very thin plastic horizontal layers. This process often happens over the course of several hours.
sewing machine
A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our facilitator teaching the students the practical and theoretical aspect of the functions of the machines.

 

 

Australian Aid came to Odyssey Educational Foundation to inspect the Fablab.

 

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Odyssey Fabricated products

 

 

 

 

 

 

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