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OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL Making community

in the heart of manchester, powered by madlab

Art & Craft, Future-style

MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others.

If this sounds like your thing then we're very much looking forward to hearing from you!

About MadLab

MadLab is an active and globally recognised participant in an international, boundary-crossing, genre-bending hacker and maker movement – whether working locally to bring digital making to new audiences through projects like Make Stuff, CodeUp, and Digital Skills for Women, or internationally through our curiosity-driven art-science-technology R&D programme: DIY placemaking in Karachi, low-volume "bandit fort" manufacturing in Shenzhen, and the Institute of Unknown Purpose in Davies, California.

 

Location

42 Edge Street
Manchester
M4 1HN

Opening Hours

Core Hours
9.30am to 5.30pm
Mon-Fri

Extended Hours*
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Mon, Weds, Thurs

Open Nights!
Tuesdays, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

* Members only

 

Get Involved!

MadFabLab officially opens in May 2017, but there are a few things you can do in the meantime:

  1. Come along to our launch event on the 20th April
  2. Sign up to become a member. Space is limited, so do it now ;-)
  3. Make a donation, or talk to us about sponsorship opportunities
  4. Join our mailing list, for regular news and updates
 

Facilities

The MadFabLab is small but perfectly formed – a 100m2 first-floor space next door to MadLab HQ, with workshop and assembly space and a storage area for members. 

Digital Workshop

Machines for 2D and 3D digital fabrication: laser cutting, filament and resin 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and benchtop CNC milling.

Manual TOOLS

Hand, power, and bench tools for all your drilling, cutting, finishing, and assembling needs.

Electronics Workshop

All the essentials needed for the creation of your next electronics project: solder station and hot air rework, reflow, oscilloscope, …