Active since 2011, FabLab Torino (previously FabLab Italia) is a place for experiments in digital manufacturing and a makerspace. Its aim is to unite digital fabrication and open-source culture in a single physical place where machines, ideas, people and approaches can freely mix. In this sense, FabLab Torino also functions as a hub for the development of single and group projects. FabLab Torino is hosted by Toolbox Coworking and supported by Officine Arduino, Italian headquarters of Arduino, whose product – a programmable microcontroller – is entirely open source. An international community has formed around Arduino that exchanges projects of all kinds from interactive games to robots.
See also   Toolbox Coworking
Copyright Photos: Cosimo Maffione per Officine Arduino
Promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment, promoting open source and open share hardware, Fab-Lab, co-working, co-production, networking, community, sharing economy, start-up hub, self-produced design, ideas in the making, digital fabrication
Digital craftsmen, knowledge workers, freelancers, innovative small businesses, start-uppers, students
Precarious working conditions for creative workers, isolation of freelancers, lack of flexible and cheap workspace, high costs for tech infrastructure, lack of public funding, lack of companies recruitment