Supported Operating Systems:

Fab@School Maker Studio is a web-based program that requires an Internet connection. It has been tested to run on Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11, Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10, Chromebooks, iPads, and tablets that support the following browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Firefox

  • Internet Explorer

  • Safari


FabPrintServer app:

If you are using a Silhouette cutter (Portrait, CAMEO, or Curio) and plan to fabricate from Fab@School Maker Studio, you must first launch FabPrintServer on a Mac or Windows machine. The free FabPrintServer app can be found here:

To fabricate, locate FabPrintServer on your computer and double-click to launch the app. For Windows users a .dll file, located in the folder, is required to run the app. To ensure proper use of the FabPrintServer app, keep both files in the same folder.

  • On Mac, FabPrintServer opens in Terminal.

  • On Windows, FabPrintServer opens in a Command Prompt window.

You will see a text file that logs Fab@School Maker Studio activity once it is connected to the Silhouette. The FabPrintServer app will run in the background to ensure you stay connected to your Silhouette digital cutter.


Suggested Hardware:

Fab@School Maker Studio supports a range of technology including hand tools, electronic cutters, and an on-ramp to 3D printers. Besides hand tools like scissors, we recommend you start with one or more electronic cutters produced by Silhouette.

Fab@School Maker Studio works with the following:

The electronic cutter will come with everything you need: a power cable, a USB cable to connect to your computer, and cutting mats. Maker Studio’s basic on-ramp to 3D printing lets you export 2D objects to STL format to open in your 3D printer application.