The FabLab@FHDO is one of many open, interdisciplinary (creative) workshops in which the focus is on collaborative work and experimentation with the fabrication of (almost) any objects.
A FabLab , sometimes also called MakerSpace, is an open workshop with the aim of giving private individuals access to modern manufacturing processes for individual items. There are no limits to creativity - whether individualized products or spare parts that are no longer available - everything is possible!
FabLabs should therefore be useful to people - regardless of expertise, education and background - in order to be able to plan and implement projects in exchange and cooperation with others. Exactly these possibilities of exchange, the sharing of knowledge as well as the community are by far the most important offers and goals of such a lab, of which there are now hundreds worldwide.
FabLabs are closely related to Hack- and Makerspaces or, more generally, innovation hubs and are also related to the makerculture, which has recently been increasingly discussed in the media , which is also about do-it-yourself and the creative use of technology goes. In Germany, hackspaces are often associated with the Chaos Computer Club.