Fab Lab

We are Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Fabrication Lab. We are based out of Anchorage Alaska serving Alaska Native and American Indian students based in the Anchorage school district. We teach design, building, and fabrication with a cultural emphasis. Our different grants serve different age ranges of students, helping to promote their full science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics potential. Through creative exploration and experimentation processes, our students are discovering the skills they’ll need as Alaska’s next generation of engineers, designers, artists and innovators. With the help from our Fab Lab Instructors, students have been using the Fab Lab to build traditional model kayaks, light up drums, light up dance fans and so much more. Our unique teams comes from very diverse backgrounds, helping stitch all of the components necessary to make this a great place to learn, grow, and fabricate! 

Lesson Plans

Combine tradition and technology in learning how to make a glowing Yup ik dance fan They were used in winter…
A fire piston is a primitive method of starting a fire It consits of a hollow tube plugged at one…
Create your own personalized light box that includes LED strands and DC power supply The image LED light colors and…
Here s a simple lesson for creating a cool LED lighted name tag for yourself or a whole classroom…
This is a Traditional native Game played by North East Woodland Indigenous People The Game was originally made withe birch…
Learn about electricity and build a simple circuit with a switch using some very simple materials…