MIT Fab Labs is a project that funds each Fab Lab with $25,000 which is a princely sum for most would-be inventors across the globe, even more so in the...

MIT Fab Labs is a project that funds each Fab Lab with $25,000 which is a princely sum for most would-be inventors across the globe, even more so in the third world.  They already have 7 Fab Labs in various parts of the world. Examples of innovations include:

Herders in northern Norway erected a telecommunications network to track their sheep’s wanderings with radio antennas and electronic tags. Villagers in Ghana, meanwhile, harnessed solar power to make electricity and cook food rather than relying on firewood.

Inventors can exchange ideas with counterparts at other Fab Labs around the world by electronically sharing design blueprints or going to a Fab Lab Web site that offers project ideas.

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