The Fablab Bhutan offers a full suite of state of the art equipment to create prototypes and translate ideas into physical objects. It blends an unique technology solutions designed to stimulate learning through the innovative life cycle utilizing new digital fabrication tools and techniques.

Our orientation workshops are necessary (and mandatory) before using any machines at the FabLab Bhutan: lasercutter, 3d printers and CNC milling machine and more. A short orientation workshop of 4 hours will introduce the participants to the basics and the safety instructions.

During this workshop, you will discover...

3D printing

A 3D printer, unlike the lasercutter, adds materials instead of removing it. The processus is very simple, somewhere between the working of an inkjet printer and the principle of a pastry bag. The 3D model to print is converted into a series of very thin layers that the printer will lay one by one, on top of each other. The “ink” in this case is a very thin thread of fused plastic that comes out of the printer head.
This workshop will introduce the participants to the various 3D printers of our FabLab, their related softwares, the file formats and quickly explores a few 3D modeling softwares.


Thanks to a powerful yet precise laser, the lasercutter cuts and engraves quickly materials like wood, Plexiglas, cardboard, … The laser cutter only works in 2D and can either follow vector paths (as you can draw in Illustrator, etc) or engrave black&white bitmap pictures.
This workshop is an introduction to the software driving the machine, the different file formats and conversions, and will explore softwares allowing to creating 3D objects by assembling cut parts.

CNC milling

The CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine allows to machine solid materials. The main difference with the laser cutter is that it allows to work in 3D, for example to sculpt wood from a 3D model. The milling machine also excels in 2D, and allows for example to engrave your own circuit boards. This workshop will introduce the participants to the principles of machining, the tools, and softwares to drive the machine and generate 2D and 3D toolpaths

Meet Our Instrcutors

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Prof. Neil Gershenfeld

Center for Bits and Atoms.
Massachutes Institute of Techolology'

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has been named one of Scientific American's 50 leaders in science and technology, as one of the Modern-Day Leonardos by the Museum of Science and Industry.

He has authored numerous technical publications, patents, and books. He has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, CNN, and PBS.


Sherry Lassiter

Fab Lab International Outreach Program Center for Bits and Atoms,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global Fab Lab program. As President of the Fab Foundation Lassiter works at the intellectual boundary where transfer of enabling, empowering, technical knowledge allows an idea to come into physical being–where bits become atoms. It’s an interdisciplinary landscape that requires a commitment to creating educational tools and exploring intellectual and economic frontiers.


Tsewang Lhundup


Tsewang is leading a team of intl. experts in developing the 21st century’s infrastructure on manufacturing – ecosystems. They are working on changing the paradigm of the current industrial economy where the manufacturing operates on a linear model of importing products and producing waste.

Prior to this assignment, he worked for Canon Danmark.


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For further enquiry, Please contact:

Rabten - Manager,
Fablab Bhutan

Lanjophaka, Opposite SAARC building, Office: +975 02330229 Direct: +975 77386110