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Machines Room
45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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MACHINES ROOM was the first FabLab to open in London. Founded by Thomas Ermacora in early 2014 and situated in the heart of the Maker Mile (a thriving hub of art, design and creative technology) we are open to the public and businesses to come and fabricate their ideas.

Our programme is oriented towards the Fab City vision and explores such concepts such as Redistributed Manufacturing, Open Making, Open Source, Sharing Economy & Circular Economy.

We are also part of the British Council Maker Library Network and have hosted 12 Makers in Residence so far, who have experimented with processes and materials, creating exciting projects ranging from 3D-printed breathing heads to geodesic construction kits and mechanical techno machines. We particularly welcome Makers in Residence who are working on projects with social or environmental impact such as design for disability or using waste materials to create new products.

Overlooking Regents Canal, our 90 sqm spacious event space is a perfect place to host exhibitions, meetups and conferences in the daytime or evening. The space has large windows that make it very light and great to work in, for evening events we have blackout curtains to contain the light. We have excellent audio and visual equipment and a dedicated technician can be booked.

We have a quiet enclosed classroom/meeting room with a double aspect view onto the canal. It has a projector and speakers and can host a meeting or workshop of up to 20 people or even be emptied for film and photo shoots.

We offer a range of services including:
Access to digital fabrication tools
Access to workshop tools
Fabrication service
Education through training, events and workshops
Event space

We are open for public tours at 12pm on Fridays.

Lab Capabilities
  • 3D printing
  • CNC-Milling
  • Laser
  • Precision milling
  • Vinyl cutting
Gareth Owen Lloyd
Head of Maker Projects
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Mark Dale
Technical Manager
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Nat Hunter
Strategic DIrector

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