April 20, 2016 3:08 AM
HO CHI MINH CITY—When U.S. diplomats made a trip to Danang last year, Vietnamese students presented the visitors with a small replica of the White House, which they had just created using a 3D printer.
At Fablab Saigon, students learn about sensors and micro-controllers so they can tinker with potential products that are part of the internet of things.
That and other machines were made available at Fablab Danang, part of a global network of open laboratories that let people fabricate products and inventions that might otherwise be impossible for someone working alone. Fablab is also part of a growing movement in Vietnam, which relies on technology and practical training to get young people excited about finding a career.