Welcome Project CoFAB!

12.17.13 was the first meeting with a group of students to start a new movement. What is the movement? Project CoFAB” is the movement! A group of eleven students from the 3 different campus of MC2 STEM High School came together to create this STUDENT lead collaboration between the high school, but they didn’t stop there. These students are passionate about learning by the use of a FABLab, wanting to give similar opportunities to other students around the world. It was formed from a collaboration between the high school and TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM) to promote more student lead involvement in STEM using FabLab technologies. Lead by students, there will be many different things going on but just to name a few; demos, learning sessions, and even challenges proposed to STEM schools Globally. CHECK US OUT ON YOUTUBE!

Engraving sample board

Free design that shows vector and raster engraving sample

James Stokebrand posted this on Sep 10 13:26, PONOKO

Hello everyone, I’ve had problems in the past understanding how raster fill and vector fill values will look on a material, to take the guess work out of it, I made an engraving sample board.  You can download this file for free here:

Download the P1 sized design and make it on the material of your choice.  Includes the range of raster fill values and some sample vector line fill values plus helpful hints for designs using vector lines.  Hope you like the design.

-James Stokebrand

Blonde Bamboo



Black acylic:



How to make iPhone case with words (MakerGear 3D printer)

1.)    Import STL into Google SketchUp using STL File Importer Plug in (https://sites.google.com/site/jimfoltz/my-sketchup-plugins/stl-importer)
2.)    Using text tool, add desired text
3.)    Double click text and select the surface of each letter
4.)    Copy surface of text
5.)    Double click the face of the object you would like the text to be on
6.)    Paste, select text (double click), right click, flip along red direction then move.
7.)    Select push/pull tool.
8.)    Click the surface of one letter, rotate to the bottom of the object, and move cursor over to the bottom face. This should push the letter through the object. Repeat on all letters
9.)    Set the size to 101.6 mm for iPhone case
10.) Go to tools->Export to DXF or STL->Export Unit (Milimeters)->Export to DXF Options (STL)
11.) Name file iPhone Case.stl  (MUST PUT .stl AFTER NAME)
12.) Add to slic3r and create G-code
13.) Load G-Code to Pronterface
14.) Align plastruder to the exact center (There is an X marked on our build platform as a guide)
15.) Test the extrusion when temperature is at 185 degrees
16.) Click Z home
17.) Then print your new case

Made by: Kerri Haab, 11th grade student at MC2STEM High School  with help from Nick Giorgio, Assistant Head of School and FabLab Director