Comet Creations Fab Lab

Fab Lab: Look Inside

Fab Lab: Partnership

About our Fab Lab

FabLabTRANSPARENTAt the start of the 2015-16 school year, Delavan-Darien High School opened the Comet Creations Fab Lab. A year later, a scaled-down twin Fab Lab opened at Phoenix Middle School.

A Fab Lab is defined as a place for learning and innovation: a place to create, learn, mentor, and invent. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers, and innovators – a knowledge sharing network than spans 30 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.

Sponsor UsOriginally designed for communities as prototyping platforms, for local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs are increasingly being adopted by schools as platforms for project-based, hands on STEM education. Users learn by designing and creating objects of personal interest or import. Students gain deep knowledge about the machines, the materials, the design process, and the engineering that goes into invention and innovation.

Questions?
Contact Cindy Yager at 262-233-6610 for more information.

In the news

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DDHS tech instructor part of Train-the-Trainer seminar

Delavan-Darien High School Technology Education Teacher Mike Rick was one of 16 area instructors to attend a seminar hosted at Gateway Technical College that gave area tech ed teachers the training on Snap-on torque wrenches, useful as we get set to start up an Auto Mechanics Program at DDHS in the fall of 2017! #DDCometProud
IMAGE: Tech Ed Teacher Mike Fellin shows off a rolling pin that was fixed by DDHS senior Jacob Chapman using tools in the Comet Creations Fab Lab.
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Real World solutions from the DDHS Fab Lab

WE CAN FIX THAT: Using the state-of-the-art tools in the Comet Creations Fab Lab, senior Jacob Chapman found a solution to a real-world problem coming from our high school's kitchen.
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Delavan-Darien selected to receive Fab Lab Grant from WEDC

BIG NEWS: Delavan-Darien School District has received a $14,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help expand fabrication laboratory (“fab lab”) opportunities that will allow students to develop the key skills they need to succeed in the workforce. #WIFabLab #DDCometProud
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Darien students attend UW's Engineering Expo

PHOTOS: Ten 4th and 5th graders from Darien Elementary School attended the UW-Madison Engineering EXPO on Friday, April 7. Check out details an a link to pics on our website!
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Email Notifications by Category

NEW NOTIFICATION FEATURE: We've added a new feature to our website that allows you to receive email notifications based on certain categories of news items we post to our website. Choose what news categories to follow and never miss a post! Stay informed about all the latest happenings in the Delavan-Darien School District!
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Kindergarten Coders show off their tech skills

VIDEO: Delavan-Darien kindergarten students show they know how to code using Bee Bots and Code-A-Pillars. They demonstrated their skills at Delavan-Darien's Technology Night 2017. Check out a video and photo on our website! #DDCometProud
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Auto Mechanics returns to DDHS

BIG NEWS! After an 11-year hiatus, an Auto Mechanics course is returning to Delavan-Darien High School starting in fall 2017.
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Gateway hosting summer CNC Boot Camp

Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn is hosting a CNC "Boot Camp" for current high school starting in July 2017. Interested DDHS Juniors should look into it for career advancement and college credits!
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Building Bridges in Phoenix Fab Lab

The opening of the new Fab Lab at Phoenix Middle School has opened up new opportunities for Science, Technology Engineering and Math lessons. All four subject areas were recently blended together into one extraordinary learning activity for a group of advanced seventh grade math students in Mr. Steve Fouts’s class.
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Milwaukee JS includes DD Fab Lab in article

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's recent article about the state's Fabrication Laboratories Grant Program featured the Delavan-Darien School District's two Fab Labs.
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DDHS Students travel to IMTS Chicago

Thanks to Precision Plus, Inc., Delavan-Darien High School technology education students were a among the 115,000-plus visitors to the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 in Chicago in mid September.
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DDHS adds entrepreneurship college credit option for juniors and seniors

Delavan-Darien High School now offers college credit from the University of Iowa through its new Exploring Entrepreneurship course.
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Fab Lab Invention Partnership

Delavan-Darien High School technology education students are using the school's new Fab Lab to help a local inventor improve his design for a "water table."
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Girls getting into science, technology at Delavan-Darien this summer

A summer “STEAM” Camp, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, will have 28 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Phoenix Middle School making metal flowers, vinyl sticker designs, nametags, bridges and much more.