I make 4 my city : Faboccia



FabLab 127° Cap Sciences - Bordeaux  

A boccia ramp was created at the Bordeaux FabLab to make this strategic sport a parasport. Faboccia is adapted to all bowls sports and all disabilities.

Who & what?
5 young high school students took up this project and developed it whilst learning about digital manufacturing and in particular, laser cutting and 3D printing, focusing on the principles of Open Source & Open Hardware which are shared by all Solidarity FabLabs.

Allowing everyone to easily create a boccia ramp to play sports, which is possible as it can be adapted and personalised to allow disabled people to take part.

Beyond digital manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing, new work has been carried out at the FabLab to promote Faboccia: creating a visual identity, packaging and communication & promotional media for introductory sport events such as goodies and key rings.




Paris 2024 Favourite Prize

Three other random project...

Offering a prosthesis to Madagascans who have had their forearm amputated so they can play this Olympic sport, a real unifying social force in a country where no one can get a prosthesis.

A bionic hand to play pétanque

FabLab Mamiratra - Antananarivo  

An edible game of chess you can make yourself and then eat! 13 young people have shared their digital and culinary skills to create a prototype to be used at associations, hospitals and schools... to learn about digital manufacturing and dietary health.

The chess meal tray

FabLab Pot-au-Fab - Paris  

Un prototype de fauteuil handisport pour mieux intégrer les personnes handicapées à la vie sportive et sociale en Tunisie.

Smart wheelchair

FabLab Jeunes Science de Tunisie - Tunis  

The Solidarity FabLabs Challenge

Solidarity FabLabs introduce young people to digital manufacturing and provide training. Today the #Imake4MyCity challenge is allowing them to propose projects that make it easier for everyone, everywhere to take part in sport and also to contribute to changing the way that society looks at disability.