Fab FM explores the possibilities for personal fabrication of consumer electronic devices. It is a wood- and fabric-cased FM radio that can be manufactured in small volumes by an individual with access to a laser cutter.

Each radio can be customized with materials (e.g., wood or fabric) provided by the customer. Because the radio can be produced from its digital design files using minimal infrastructure, it offers a diverse set of possible business models and distribution schemes. For example, radios could be sold as kits to be assembled by the customer, or produced by individuals in many different cities.

project website
initial prototype and process
photos (on Flickr)

people
David Mellis
Dana Gordon