FabNY STEM Program Resources

We are excited to welcome you to FabNY. This program was made possible from funding from the Cisco Foundation and support from Northeastern Regional Information Center.

What is FabNY: Through funding from Cisco, we have outfitted 5 elementary schools and 2 public libraries a fully-resourced Fab@School FabMaker Studio STEM program through June 2020. This site will be regularly updated with resources and program updates.

What’s Next

Where is the FabMaker Summit?

Northeastern Regional Information Center - 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road - Albany, NY 12205


9-9:30: Arrive and get settled

9:45-10:15: Welcome with Paul Reynolds

10:15-11: FabActivity 1: Geometric Solids

11-11:10: Break

11:10-12: FabActivity 2: Welding and Manipulating Shapes

12-1: Lunch

1-2: FabActivity 3: Design a Lighted Lantern

2-2:30: FabAdmin: How to manage your account

2:30-3: Questions & Next Steps

What Should I Bring?

  1. Questions (big and small)

  2. Silhouette Portrait

  3. Your FabMaker Account Details: Please set up your Admin or Teacher account BEFORE the FabMaker Summit. If you have any questions on this process, please contact Andrea Calvin.

  4. A computer (PC/MAC/Chromebook)

If you are bringing a PC or a MAC please install the fabrication software to run the Silhouette Portrait before the summit.

Fab Maker Studio requires two pieces of installed software (FabMaker App and Silhouette Studio) in order for the Silhouette digital fabricator to function properly.

FabMaker App

Download FabMaker App for PC

Download FabMaker App for Mac

Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio is Silhouette's stock software which contains the drivers that allow the computer to tell the Silhouette how to move around its parts. Silhouette Studio must be installed and opened at least once, but it MUST NOT be running while using Fab@School Maker Studio. It is also important that Silhouette Studio is up to date.

Download Silhouette Studio