Do you want to create? Then you are one of us!
Come on Wednesday at 6.00 p.m.
and we will show you round
Pro nováčky ve světě FabLabu. Můžeš chodit pouze v době, kdy jsou přítomni asistenti. (po 12-18, st 20-23 a pá 8-11)
How does it work?
There are regular FabLab tours. During the tours you can view the FabLab premises for free and learn how to work with the equipment. View the schedule of dates and choose the one that suits you.FabLab Tour
If you like FabLab, you can become apprentice and visit FabLab during opening hours (Mon: 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Wed: 7.00 pm -11.00 pm, Fri: 8.00 am – 12 .00 pm). Our assistants are available to help during these times. You can also educate yourself on wiki.Wiki
3. Choosing materials
When you have an idea and have acquired the necessary knowledge, it is the ideal time to make your first creation. Before starting make sure to order the necessary materials from our FabShop (or bring your own). They will be delivered direct to FabLab.We are preparing a full-featured e-shop
Pop in at your convenience, or reserve a particular machine for a fee. If you come during opening hours, our assistants will be there to help you. You can find out more about what's going on at FabLab on our Intranet.We are preparing Intranet
We plan lectures, training sessions, and know-how sharing with leaders in particular fields. In this way, you can continuously develop your skills. You can receive information about the planned events via e-mail or find them in the events calendar.Events calendar
6. Being part of the community
Every master you come across at FabLab started as an apprentice. They know what it´s like and will only be too glad to help. It is the same for all the other apprentices. Have fun, share and discover.Community
Feel free to ask any question! Here are answers to the following ones:
FabLabs are located all over the world and enable everyone who is interested access to modern equipment and methods of innovation. In this way, workshops or laboratories provide space for meeting other people who want to discover and create. If you are interested, read the article on wiki or view the source at FabFoundation.org.
In general, there are two types of FabLabs. In the one, you pay for the time on the machines. In the other, there is a system of small financial fees. We prefer the second type. You pay a fee according to your form of membership. You do not need to book in advance, just check on our website if the machine is free and simply pop in. If needs be, you can book a machine for a particular time for a small fee.
An electro workshop, mechanical workshop, and a main room with a very wide range of equipment. Take a look at the list of equipment here.
On the 4th floor of the JIC INMEC building. It is situated in the Technological Park, Purkyňova 127, Brno.
Students, craftsmen and enthusiasts. Simply put, anyone and everyone who indulges in creating and who wants to try out something new. Members of the FabLab community help each other to choose the right equipment or to set the machines and programmes. With an eye to the future, we also look forward to community members participating in events such as project showcases, and are glad to hear any suggestions from them with regards to further investments in equipment.
As an apprentice you pay an admission fee of CZK 100 and are welcome any time during opening hours (Monday: 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm, Wednesday: 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm, and Friday: 8.00 am – 11.00 am). As a craftsman the admission fee rises to CZK 400, but FabLab is open to you for 24 hours. Masters pay CZK 700 per month and in return can spend unlimited time at FabLab.
You must go through training before you can use the machines. Once you have completed your training, assistants will be on hand to help during opening hours. The important thing is to give yourself time. Using the 3D printer is relatively easy. However, the laser cutting machine requires more skills and is not something that can be mastered in half an hour. The longest training is for the CNC router and electro workshop.
I have my project in .XYZ format. How can I find out if it is compatible with the CNC router/cutting machine or printer?
You can find the relevant information on our wiki page.
We are insured. If you use the machine in line with the instructions and something happens, there is nothing to worry about. If you did not read the instructions and did not use the machine appropriately, the costs must be covered by you. However, we assume and believe that all community members will handle the machines with care.
The South Moravian Region provided the initial investment of approximately CZK 5 million. In several years´ time, FabLab should be self-funding.
If the material is in the list of permitted materials, you can bring your own. Otherwise, you can buy them on the FabLab premises or order them online at FabShop we currently work on.
So far, we are the only FabLab in the Czech Republic and the only one that meets the Fab Foundation regulations. However, there are other cooperating workshops in Brno. On the street Čápkova there is the hackerspace Base48, on Industra you can find the Industralab makerspace, and a new workshop focused on wood is currently being constructed at the Hobbylab.
There are FabLabs located from Canada to Bangladesh, from Cape Town to Norway. There are already over 1,000 of them. Click on overview to find out where.