by John Carl Marlo F. Andrade
As a part of the celebration of the International Women’s Month, FAB LAB Mindanao in partnership with The Bridge Student Center, The Department of Trade and Industry, and the Global Innovation through Science and Technology conducted a training for mothers on digital embroidery and laser cutter that is geared towards entrepreneurship last March 28, 2019. The goal of the training is to give the maker mom’s the avenue to be exposed to digital fabrication tools and park their creativity in terms of design, innovation, and invention. During the training, the maker moms from Suarez National High School were able to learn the basics of digital fabrication through digital embroidery. From exporting an image to designing, and up to machine operation, they created their own embroidered design. The maker moms were also able to learn the basic laser cutting machine operation such as 2D designing, wood etching, and cutting. At the end the training, the maker moms has achieved the goal to level up their skills by digitizing embroidery as a part of the celebration of the International Women’s Month to #makeAlmostAnything!