I'm new here. What's a Fab Lab?

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network. You can find more information about Fab Labs on the Fab Foundation Website. The annotated photo below illustrates the facilities of a typical Fab Lab.

Concept and photo from Fab Lab Vestmannaeyjar , Iceland

Who is fablabs.io for?


I'm an ENTHUSIAST and I want to participate with the global Fab Lab Network. Find labs near me, see what's happening in the labs around the world and maybe one day open my own!


I'm a FAB LAB MANAGER and I want to add my lab to the network. Then I'll be able to share information and knowledge from my lab and interact with fellow users of the site.

What can I do?

What's coming next?


Opening hours

See at a glance when labs will be open and available for use



A calendar of all upcoming events within the global Fab Lab Network



You will have a places to discuss general, lab-specific and tool-specific topics


Developer API

A REST-based API that can be used to fetch and change data on the platform



We want the platform to be translated and localised for everyone. More details to follow


Activity feeds

See what you've missed while you were away, and what's happening right now

And beyond that?


We've got lots of ideas that we hope to implement but if you have any suggestions or problems with the site, please click the ? icon at the bottom right of any page.