There are some thrilling projects going on at BakerRipley’s East Aldine Campus.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s successful lunar landing, the National Air and Space Museum commissioned a life-size replica of the spacecraft’s command module hatch.
Adam Savage (of Myth Busters) sent out the digital design to 44 different makers and makerspaces to recreate pieces of the hatch in their preferred medium.
Our own Fab Lab Houston was chosen to participate and tasked with recreating the bottom middle bell crank. The team used Walnut wood and aluminum to build the piece and it took about 20 hours.
“I was thrilled to work on this project and the piece we built turned out beautifully,” says Roy Garcia Flores jr., East Aldine resident and Fab Lab member. ” I want us to go back to space, so this project had me fired up.”
All communities should have a Fab Lab
For Roy, every community in the world should have a Fab Lab.
“It brings young and old together and it allows us to pass on our experience to the next generation. The Fab Lab stirs the imagination of people.” adds Roy.
“Project Egress is an example of the unique opportunities the global Fab Lab network provides to encourage innovators of all ages to dream big and accomplish their goals.” says Brent.
Please join us in congratulating the Fab Lab team on this amazing partnership and project!
Fab Lab Houston is possible due to the innovative collaboration between BakerRipley, Chevron and the Fab Foundation.