Fabacademy 2017/18
Victor Lévy


One assignments every week.

Pratice,Project management

Week 1

Computer aided design

Week 2

Computer-controled cutting

Week 3

Electronic production

Week 4

3D Scanning,3D printing

Week 5

Electronic design

Week 6

Computer controled machining

Week 7

Embeded programming


Mechanical design

Make a machine together

Output device


Machine design


Moulding and casting

Design,cast and mold

Sensor and fabduino


Interface and application programming


Applications and implications





A story of different steps to get the project done.

  • 1 january 2017

    Let the story begins

    How could someone be able to be self-employed with very few things, machines, vehicles, energy …?
    Just a bike and a trailer
    500 m2 of land to cultivate
    A place to sell and serve food in the street or on the market
    A little bit of taste for making food and inventing new recipes
    Short distance and low energy

  • 25 january 2017

    How much?
    How big?
    How heavy ?

    I made calculation and if someone sells 25 liters of soup a day, 4 days a week, he or she can reach the goal.
    I will study at the same time as the project evaluates exact quantities, will make functional analyze of the project .
    This part is important to balance quantity and weight power consumption of the total project to carry with a bike.
    The small trailer carried behind the bike will have to be designed at the same time as the part of the project I will develop in the fabacademy.

  • 27 january 2017

    induction or not induction?
    that is the question ...

    I want to develop a blender mixer of around 15 liter max that can help anyone not qualified to make fresh soup in the street with or cultivated vegetables or vegetables found on the market that merchants cannot sell anymore.
    This blender will have electronic to make different texture of soup, helping heating at the right temperature, keeping warm…
    Try to see if we can work with 12 v battery of an electric bike with induction heater on a removable pot easy to clean and move away from the trailer.
    I will check other systems than induction heating.
    Maybe looking at a system of heating with wood like the dutchtub system. A “Brazzero” for the outside to heat around the trailer and to heat the food with tubes of water around the pot.

  • 29 january 2017

    Hay Box,Norvegian pot,Thermos cooking

    Energy for heating is a huge problem for the project, weight,battery,appliance...
    I found the haybox or a norvegian pot: it is a fireless cooker very well isolated like a thermos to use minimum of energy.
    50 to 75 pc less if well isolated.
    Change of scenario: Washing,cutting and boiling water will be done at home.
    Cooking when moving the vehicule with haybox,then blending before serving.
    To be continued …

  • 29 january 2017

    to be continued


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About Me

I believe that what defines me best is insatiable curiosity and overflowing enthusiasm.

I like to learn, to teach, to discover new fields of research,
to meet people and to generate other unlikely encounters between them.

Father of two, Nathan, 19, and Clara, 23 years old.
My family consists of seven different origins and this characteristic makes me adapt extremely easily.

My background began with architectural studies at ISAVH in Brussels.
After a fairly classical course as an architect,
I met and worked in the collective TOTEM
consisting of illustrator, graphic designers, art directors, designers, architects.
Our model was Pentagram, the London multi-disciplinary collective.
It was here that I discovered the richness of different disciplines and the synergies that this entails.
At that time we worked on book publishing, communication and advertising.
We were also chosen to be the artistic director of Tintin's latest album
and all the merchendising of the Hergé studios.

When the collective stopped, I started my architecture studio and practiced for more than 25 years.
We worked on multiple scales: Urban, building, interiors, commercial architecture, scenography, object design.

In parallel with my office, I decided to develop one of my passions: photography.
Seven-year period, some exhibitions, books, orders. A work mainly on and around the city.


I have taught in several schools for twenty years: the CAD, ISAVH,
La Cambre visual art,La Cambre Architecture, the French Institute of Fashion in Paris.

We have with Julien Vaissières, David Erkan creates the Fablab ULB
David Erkan, Denis Terwagne and I currently teach digital fabrication and design in the ULB Faculty of Architecture.

Victor Lévy