It is a great honour to have Leo Scarff, co-founder of Fab Lab Maker Hub, as guest speaker at our first virtual multiplier event in Ireland on the 28th of January.
Through his speech entitled “Fab Labs and Digital Making in Schools“ he will introduce us in the magical world of makerspaces. He will share his experiences and views related to running STEAM workshops for children and bringing digital making and design thinking into primary and secondary schools in the North West of Ireland.
Leo Scarff is the co-founder of the Fab Lab Maker Hub, a digital fabrication facility based in Manorhamilton in the North West of Ireland. Fab Lab Maker Hub was established in 2014 to bring street level access to desktop manufacturing technology and to kick start Maker Education and hands-on STEAM workshops in the North West and beyond. The focus of the Fab Lab is to engage with schools, libraries, small businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone curious about making with digital technology and prove that everyone can be a Maker. MakerHub Manager Stuart Lawn and Leo have developed Makerspaces for local libraries and arts organisations and run regular workshops on 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Physical Computing, Product and CAD Design. As well as running his own design company since 1997, Leo has lectured on product design since 1999 and is a Design & Crafts Council of Ireland mentor in product design for the North West of Ireland
Links to Leo’s work