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Time Out says

The Fab Festival comes to the Design Hub Barcelona (DHUB) as part of the 10th edition of the international meeting Fab Lab, an event for professionals to be held from July 2 to 8 that focuses on the principles, applications and implications of digital manufacturing, especially on rethinking the role of technology, politics and society in the development of strategies for the self-sufficiency of productive cities.

The weekend of July 5 and 6 the Fab Festival opens its doors to the public where the international community of the Fab Lab meets up with local innovators and the general public, so everyone can participate in countless workshops, lectures and demonstrations for all ages. The first day features the Instroniks workshop (10am-1pm), with Marc Sibila Vidal and Jordi Divins, a project that combines music and technology to build our own instrument; an urban agriculture workshop with Didac Ferrer (11am-2pm), where you'll visit 'the island of the three gardens', a project of social transformation in the Font de Guatlla neighbourhood; 'e-Nable' (noon-3pm), a global network of 3-D printing that designs, manufactures and delivers three-dimensional prosthetics for people who are missing fingers and hands; 'SmartCitizen' (1pm-4pm), with Guillem Camprodon, who will introduce you to the world's largest community of environmental monitoring; and 'Instant Inkjet Printing & Prototyping' (2pm-4.30pm), a workshop where Masaaki Sugimoto and Yuki Nishida will demonstrate a home printer that prints electronic circuits.

On the second and final day of the Fab Fest, you can check out workshops such as 'Papertronics' (10am-12.30pm) with Sohil Patel and Dave Nirman, who will show you how to make your own electronic circuits with just paper and pencil;  see the animatronic puppets from India Edition Aditi Sabnis-Mechatronics Studio & Mad Hatter Labs (noon-3pm) in a workshop focusing on the concept of the interaction of the puppets in relation to electronics, 3-D skills, and work with metal and other elements to tell stories; and a workshop on the textile sensors with Plug and Wear's Betty Mori (2pm-4pm), which will introduce participants to the wonderful world of e-textiles and portable electronics.


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