Changes in governance.

April 12, 2021

Mr. Pieter Nobel has stepped down from his board position. The board would like to thank him for his efforts.
We have Mr. Jos Brakkee found willing to take on the position of secretary. That means that we have 3 board members again, but there is room for 2 more people. If you have time to spare and want to substantiate our goal, please contact one of the board members.

The crowdfunding campaign via kickstarter failed.

January 13, 2021

The reasons for failure have several causes.
Reasons are:
- The network or brand awareness is still too small.
- People don't understand what and why the FFABW does what it does.
- People want entertainment and a good feeling and not honest and clear information.
- No budget has been used to use social media.



10 December 2020

The FFABW has started a crowdfunding campaign for the financing of a horizontal ridge windmill that we want to develop. You can find more about this on kicstarter.com.



June 24, 2020

In view of the developments surrounding the Corona Virus, the Fablab will reopen on June 30. The visiting times have been adjusted in connection with the summer heat. The Fablab is therefore open for visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 13:00. Since the volunteers are all in the risk group, it is extremely important that the rules for the Corona are properly followed. Therefore, do not visit if you have flu symptoms.


Corona Virus

March 16, 2020

The board has decided to follow the guidelines of the Dutch government. That is why the fablab will be closed for visitors for the next 14 days. This period will be extended if necessary. All activities will, if possible, be continued from home. We hope for your understanding.


Changes in the board

January 18, 2020.

Gabriel Bassant has given up his board position. The board welcomes Pieter Nobel as a new board member. The functions were divided in the First meeting. The distribution is now; Chair: Margeritte Gootjes, Secretary: Pieter Nobel, Treasurer: Ludo Thijssen.


The FFABW's 2018 annual report is online

December 1, 2019

The FFABW's 2018 annual report is online. This annual report is also only available in Dutch.


The annual report 2017 of FFABW is online

November 1, 2018

The FFABW annual report for 2017 is online. Unfortunately it is only in Dutch. It has taken longer as desired due to the large amount of work that the board performs. It is not easy to meet all requirements if you have too little manpower and resources. That does not change the purpose that the foundation stands for. Expansion of the board is desirable and the volunteer vacancies are registered locally.


The forum

November 1, 2018

The activities on the forum are almost non-existent. The fourth and last notification on the forum was in April. As far as we can tell, this person is concerned with checking good causes. Just like everyone, he is most welcome. The intention is that the FFABW is transparent in all its activities. The board only expects the forum to become active at the moment that the first products market is ready. That product will then be available under the free Open Source license. That free Open Source license is still being worked on.


Getting acquainted with Linux

October 14, 2018

Do you have a PC with an older Windows version and want to know what else is possible, e.g. with Linux. Linux is an Open Source PC operating system that often runs better on older computers than Windows 10. Then come take a look during the #MakersMarket in the #fablab of the #FFABW on the Steiger 24 in Almere-Haven. There are 5 PC on which you can click around. This activity takes place on 20 October 2018 and starts between 11:00 and 16:00. Entrance is free.


Roof ridge windmill development

May 27, 2018

The roof ridge windmill can be made in a horizontal and vertical principle.
Both types are currently in the design / prototype face.
Designing these windmills is an excellent study object.
Pupils of the Technacium of Helen Parkhurst have taken on a part of this project.
They are studying the type of windmill and are working on it.
The windmill will fit into a standard frame.
These standard frames will be determined by the FFABW and will be approximately 90 x 55 x 30 cm.
The frames can be easily coupled.
Fit pieces make it run through the entire roof ridge.
There is also a shield against flying birds.
There is a sloping roof and it connects with the existing roof covering.
In a frame, 1 horizontal or several vertical windmills can turn.
The windmill module is easily exchangeable.


Cookies & Privacy

May 7, 2018

Our site now also complies with the European guidelines for Cookies and Privacy. You can read more about this in Cookies & Privacy


First 3D print results new printer fablab

April 16, 2018

The first results, a vertical vane shaft for a small windmill, looks very promising.

The photos show a first proof print.

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Expansion fablab

April 13, 2018

The fablab has, thanks to the donors, been able to realize an expansion with the 3D printers.
This 3D printer can print larger models and parts and is therefore a welcome addition to the fablab.


Introduction workshop 3D drawing & 3D printing

April 13, 2018

For whom?

For people with some knowledge and experience with the PC and interest in 3D

What can you expect in a workshop?

  • Explain how 3D drawings are made and which programs are available, with the possibility to try something
  • Which steps are taken to make data from a 3D drawing
  • >General knowledge of 3D printers
  • Print a 3D model

Date 21 April 2018. Place fablab Steiger 24 Almere. Costs € 10, - maximum 8 participants/p>

Start 1:00 duration about 1:30

Afterwards, work can continue on the available PCs until 17:00


Open day Steiger24

April 10, 2018

The next open day of Steiger24 where you can also visit the fablab of the FFABW is on April 21, 2019
The fablab and Steiger24 are on Steiger 24 in Almere-Haven


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR is coming 

March 15, 2018

"Companies that want to remain active in the Europe Union must comply with the rules of the Regulation. They must adjust their general terms and conditions and privacy policy in the near future in order to be in order on 25 May 2018 and to be able to provide the necessary guarantees to its users. "

The FFABW must also comply with this.
We also want to use Google's analytics to analyze the use of our website. With this data we want to make the website better. That means that we have to use "Cookies". We therefore ask you to accept the Cookies from the ffabw.org site.
This means that the necessary additional work will be done on the website.
The FFABW wants to comply with the imposed rules and does its utmost to achieve this.
We are also working on a new Cookies & Privacy page where everything is explained.


The site has been renewed

February 24, 2018

The FFABW hopes that the site is now more accessible and understandable.
An informative site has a different function as a commercial site. This does not alter the fact that the information must be accessible to everyone and therefore work to improve that. Anyone who wants to use this knowledge through free Open-Source licenses must be able to understand it.


Open day

February 21, 2018

On 17 February there was the open day of Steiger24. Visitors could get in touch with the sustainable makers there. The visit to the fablab was above expectations.

The next open day is on 24 March 2018. You can also visit us at De Steiger 24 in Almere-Haven Netherlands between 11:00 and 16:00. You are welcome.