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FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!
 
FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!
  
FamiLAB’s mission is to promote the sharing of knowledge through the creation of safe and fun spaces to learn. These physical and virtual spaces contain the tools, materials, and expertise that rapidly accelerate learning but are not normally accessible to the general public.
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FamiLAB’s mission is to be a community that fosters learning and creativity through hands-on projects, collaboration, and the sharing of skills & tools to improve ourselves and enrich the world around us.
  
FamiLAB welcomes makers, artists, thinkers, [[Hacker|hackers]], crafters, and everyone else – come wield your imagination in any (legal and ethical) way you see fit. Think of FamiLAB as a club for geeks!  Whether you are an art geek, hardware geek, photography geek, code geek, lab geek, or any geek in between–we would like you to join us at the lab and teach a class, lead a lecture, or simply work on a project while surrounded by awesome people. If you can think of it, come build and share it at the lab.
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FamiLAB welcomes makers, artists, thinkers, [http://www.hacker-dictionary.com/terms/hacker hackers], crafters, and everyone else – come wield your imagination in any (legal and ethical) way you see fit. Think of FamiLAB as a club for geeks!  Whether you are an art geek, hardware geek, photography geek, code geek, lab geek, or any geek in between–we would like you to join us at the lab and teach a class, lead a lecture, or simply work on a project while surrounded by awesome people. If you can think of it, come build and share it the lab.
  
Following the philosophies of the worldwide [http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Hackerspaces Hackerspace movement], FamiLAB seeks to be a diverse community where people of various backgrounds can come together to teach and learn. We provide a space, tools, and a community of geeks for you to utilize.  Our current tools include hand tools, basic power tools, soldering stations, 3D printers, a laser cutter, and more!. Interests among current members range from abstract mathematics to microcontrollers, iPhone and Android application programming, Arduino design and coding, PCB design, FPGA design, Quadracopters, etc.  We’re always looking for new people to collaborate on current projects or bring new projects to the table.
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Following the philosophies of the worldwide [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace hackerspace]* movement, FamiLAB seeks to be a diverse community where people of various backgrounds can come together to teach and learn. We provide a space, tools, and a community of geeks for you to utilize.  Our current tools include hand tools, basic power tools, soldering stations, 3D printers, a laser cutter. Interests among current members range from abstract mathematics to microcontrollers, iPhone and Android application programming, Arduino design and coding, PCB design, FPGA design, Quadracopters, etc.  We’re always looking for new people to collaborate on current projects or bring new projects to the table.
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* [[New Member Orientation Info]] - New Members - Start Here!
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* [[New Membership Process]]
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* [[Contact Members]]
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* [[Map of Important FamiLAB Locations]]
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* [[Food Guide]]
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* [[Vendors (Materials)]]
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* [[Lab Policies]]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/pages/FAMiLab/291663687360 Facebook]
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* [http://twitter.com/familab Twitter]
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* [https://familab.org/slack/ Slack]
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* [https://familab.org/calendar/ Calendar]
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* [https://forums.familab.org/ Forums]
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* [http://webchat.freenode.net?channels=familab IRC Channel]
  
For more information on FamiLAB, use our [http://familab.org/blog/contact/ Contact form] , follow us [http://twitter.com/familab @FamiLAB on Twitter],  collaborate with us on [irc://irc.freenode.net/familab #familab on FreeNode IRC], or come to a [http://familab.org/blog/public-classes-events/ Class, Event, or Open House].
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* [[Meeting Minutes]]
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* [[Articles Of Incorporation]]
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* [[Bylaws]]
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* [[FamiLAB Logo]]
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* [[In the Media]]
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| '''Front Area'''
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* [[Lobby]]
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* [[BioTech Lab]]
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* [[Classroom]]
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* [[Darkroom]]
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* [[Fabrication Lab]]
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* [[Laptop Bar]]
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| '''[[Warehouse]]'''
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* [[Metal Shop]]
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* [[Wood Shop]]
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* [[Electronics Bench]]
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* [[Welding Area]]
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* [[Member Storage]]
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* [[Leather Area]]
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:'''FamiLAB is a smoke-free facility.'''
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:If you desire to smoke, please smoke outside of the front door.
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:Please do not litter, there is a cigarette disposal receptacle at the base of the stairs outside.
  
To become a FamiLAB member, see our [http://familab.org/blog/membership/ Membership information page].
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* Contact us through our [http://familab.org/blog/contact/ contact form]
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* '''To become a FamiLAB member''', see our [[New Membership Process]].
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* Come to a [http://familab.org/blog/public-classes-events/ Class, Event, or Open House]
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* Read our [https://www.familab.org FamiLAB Blog]
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* Join [http://forums.familab.org/index.php FamiLAB's Forums]
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* View our [https://familab.org/calendar/ Calendar]
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* Open a pull request: [https://github.com/familab FamiLAB GitHub]
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* Check out cool things we do and make:
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** [http://www.youtube.com/user/4amfamilab YouTube]
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** [http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=familab&psc=G&filter=1 Google Photos (PicasaWeb) Pics tagged "FamiLAB"]
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** [http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=familab&f=hp Flickr Pics tagged "FamiLAB"]
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** [http://twitter.com/famduino @Famduino - FamiLAB WebCam Image Links]
  
If you are already a FamiLAB member, then PLEASE get a wiki account (instructions on the [[New Member Orientation Info]] page, create your user page, and share your knowledge!!
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Read more about our culture at  [[What Can (and Can't) I Do At FamiLAB]].
  
==Current News==
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If you are already a FamiLAB member, then PLEASE get a wiki account (instructions on the [[New Member Orientation Info]] page, create your user page, and share your knowledge!
* We've migrated mailing lists to a forum.  Check it out at [http://forums.familab.org/ forums.familab.org]
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* RFID system access control is up and running! Members, please see [[user:Mack | Mack]] for a card.
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* We've moved to a _much_ bigger space!! [[FamiLAB_10x]]
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* We've made major updates to the website - check it out at [http://www.familab.org www.familab.org]
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* We are launching the FamiLAB YoungMakers program - check it out at [http://youngmakers.familab.org youngmakers.familab.org]
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* We have approved Revenue Sharing for classes / workshops. Contact classes@familab.org for more information. We need more classes & workshops - they can be small or large - and we will provide administrative assistance.
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==Current Projects==
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*'''Theater Discussion Night: Scheduled Twice A Month'''
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:'''[[Theater_Discussion_Night#Next_Movie|Next Scheduled Movie: Soldier]]''' (By popular request)
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:For more information go to: '''[[Theater Discussion Night]]'''
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:It takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month in the classroom at 9pm (21:00).
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:Join us twice a month for a movie and a fun discussion.
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:''Theater Discussion Night is a FamiLAB members' event.''
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:''Friends and family of members are encouraged to come as well with a current FamiLAB member.''
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*'''FamiLAB Newsletter'''
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:Starting in June or July we will have a newsletter.
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:For more information please go to '''[[FamiLAB_Newsletter|FamiLAB Newsletter]]'''.
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:Contributors will be welcome to assist with new content.
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*'''New Popcorn Machine'''
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:Soon the lab will have a permanent popcorn machine in the Laptop Bar!
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:It was purchased for lab members for the enjoyment of popcorn on any given time.
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:So, please use it with care so everyone may enjoy fresh popcorn anytime.
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:There will be a page soon with instructions on how to use it properly.
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:'''<small style="font-size:70%;">Note: Lloyd Black retains ownership of the popcorn machine for repair and general maintenance purposes.</small>'''
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:Maker Faire Orlando opened up their registration for makers for October's Maker Faire
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:This event is from Saturday, October 21st to Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.
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:If you plan on exhibiting something be sure to register here: '''[https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/exhibit-at-maker-faire-orlando/ Maker Registration]'''
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:If you just want to buy tickets buy them here: '''[https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/attend/ Attendance Tickets]'''
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:'''There is an early bird special for 50% off tickets going on until August 31st.'''
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:'''Also, buy your tickets early to be entered into a drawing to win a Deltamaker 3D Printer, valued at over $2500.'''
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:For more information please go to the '''[https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/ Maker Faire Orlando website]'''.
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[[file:amazon-smile-trans-sm.png|link=Amazon Smile]]
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'''AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FamiLAB.'''<br>
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The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.<br>
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It doesn't cost anything to use this feature and the cost of every purchase doesn't change even though we get a percentage of every eligible item.<br>
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For more information on how to use AmazonSmile to support FamiLAB please see our '''[[Amazon Smile]]''' page.
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Would you like to help FamiLAB financially without being specific?<br>
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There's many things that the lab needs for day to day functioning.<br>
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Check out our '''[[General Donations]]''' page to make a non-specific donation and see what it goes towards.<br>
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'''Crowdfunding of Projects:'''<br>
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We can always use some extra help in obtaining extra things for the lab.<br>
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We have a few things listed on our '''[[Crowdfunding]]''' page.<br>
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[[file:shoppinglist01sm.png|link=Lab Shopping List]]
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:'''FamiLAB Shopping List'''
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::Would you like to contribute to FamiLAB?<br>
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:::We can use some help in getting things for the lab.<br>
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::::We have several things listed on our [[Lab Shopping List]] page.
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* [[Electronics Workbench]]
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* [https://familab.org/2015/12/familabs-new-welding-area/ Welding Area]
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* [[Darkroom]]
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* [[Diy_BioTech_Lab]]
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* [[4x4 CNC Router Upgrades]]
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* [[CNC Plasma Cutter Build]]
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* [[http://www.powerracingseries.org/ PPPRS AKA Pow-Pow-Power Racing Series]]
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* [[Welcome To FamiLAB Projects]]
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* [[Index of Past Projects]]
 
* Documenting various things is a project in itself! [[DocProjects|Here is a list]] of documentation projects
 
* Documenting various things is a project in itself! [[DocProjects|Here is a list]] of documentation projects
* [[FamiLAB 10x]] - Our New Space!!!
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* [[Classroom]] buildout at the new space
 
* [[Classroom]] buildout at the new space
* [[Quadcopter]] build
 
 
* [[Server Consolidation]] project
 
* [[Server Consolidation]] project
 
* [[Famicam]] v2 project
 
* [[Famicam]] v2 project
 
* [[Cool Exciting Projects]] - (Out of date)
 
* [[Cool Exciting Projects]] - (Out of date)
 
* [[Screen Printing for Lab]]
 
* [[Screen Printing for Lab]]
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==Following Us==
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* [http://www.familab.org.blog FamiLAB Blog]
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* [http://twitter.com/familab @FamiLAB on Twitter]
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* [http://twitter.com/famduino @Famduino - FamiLAB WebCam Image Links]
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/familab #familab (General Discussion) on FreeNode IRC]
 
* [http://friendfeed.com/familab FamiLAB] social network on FriendFeed
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/famiruby #famiruby] -- (Ruby Development Discussion) on FreeNode IRC
 
* [http://familab.org/mailman/listinfo/familab_familab.org Mailing List]
 
* [http://forums.familab.org/index.php FamiLAB's Forums]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/user/4amfamilab YouTube]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/pages/FAMiLab/291663687360 Facebook]
 
* [https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100828404477153041391/ Google+] - Most of our members are active on Google+ - once you get to know us, make sure you get connected...
 
* [http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=familab&psc=G&filter=1 Google Photos (PicasaWeb) Pics tagged "FamiLAB"]
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=familab&f=hp Flickr Pics tagged "FamiLAB"]
 
 
 
== Official Documents ==
 
* [[Meeting Minutes]]
 
* [[Articles Of Incorporation]]
 
* [[Bylaws]]
 
 
 
== FamiLAB Operations ==
 
 
* [[Running FamiLAB]] - Roles & Responsibilities, Opportunities to Get Involved
 
* [[Running FamiLAB]] - Roles & Responsibilities, Opportunities to Get Involved
 
* [[What Can (and Can't) I Do At FamiLAB]]
 
* [[What Can (and Can't) I Do At FamiLAB]]
 
* [[How to: Classes, Workshops and Events]]
 
* [[How to: Classes, Workshops and Events]]
* [[3D Printing]]
 
* [[Lab Tools]]
 
* [[Laser Cutter]] Information
 
 
* [[Checking items out of the lab]]
 
* [[Checking items out of the lab]]
 
* [[Focus and guidance]]
 
* [[Focus and guidance]]
 
* [[Dream Equipment]]
 
* [[Dream Equipment]]
 
* [[List of FamiLAB Google Docs]]
 
* [[List of FamiLAB Google Docs]]
* [[FamiLAB Shopping List]]
 
 
* [[Contributing to the FamiLAB Blog]] - PLEASE DO!
 
* [[Contributing to the FamiLAB Blog]] - PLEASE DO!
 
* [[Projects In Progress]]
 
* [[Projects In Progress]]
  
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* [[Active Member List]]
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* [[New Member Orientation Info]] - New Members - Start Here!
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* [[Map of Important FamiLAB Locations]]
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* [[Local Vender (Materials)]]
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== Educational Materials ==
 
* [[Arduino Class]]
 
* [[MORE IO with Arduino]]
 
** [["Shift Out" - 74HC595 & Arduino]]
 
** [["Shift In" - CD4021 & Arduino]]
 
** [[Lots of LEDs = LoL!]]
 
** [[I2C + Arduino Overview]]
 
** [[I2C IO Expander - MCP23017]]
 
 
* [[Ham Materials]]
 
* [[Ham Materials]]
 
* [[Workshop and Class Ideas]]
 
* [[Workshop and Class Ideas]]
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* [[Good Sites]]
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* [[Glossary]]
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* Check '''[[Recurring_Events|Recurring Events]]''' for a list of Recurring Events.
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* For dates of current workshops, classes and events please see our '''[https://familab.org/calendar/ Calendar]'''.
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* Recurring Event: '''Machine Shop Meetup'''
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: This event is a casual gathering in the Machine Shop where members may hang out and discuss their projects in the machine shop and discuss other related topics.
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: This event occurs every other Friday at 6PM (18:00) and goes to about 10PM (22:00)
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: For dates about this event please go to the '''[https://familab.org/calendar/ FamiLAB Calendar]'''
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* Recurring Event: '''Theater Discussion Night'''
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: This event is an educational event featuring different movies which is then discussed afterward.
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: This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
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:For more information please go to: '''[[Theater_Discussion_Night|Theater Discussion Night]]'''
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* Up to date information coming soon.
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* NEW: [[Impact Making]]. Get involved in maker activism!
  
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* [http://sensingplatform.org/ The Sensing Platform] - FamiLAB's [http://www.element14.com/community/groups/the-great-global-hackerspace-challenge Great Global Hackerspace Challenge] entry
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== Community Workshops, Events, Challenges ==
 
* [http://www.tedxorlando.org/presenters.php TEDxOrlando Annual Event - November 5th, 2011]
 
* [http://www.floridatechnologyjournal.com/events/signature-events/venture-lounge Venture Lounge 2011 - October 18th, 2011]
 
* [http://www.techventure2011.com/hackathon AT&T Mobile App Hackathon at TechVenture 2011 - December 5th, 2011]
 
* [http://orlando.startupweekend.org/event/ Startup Weekend - Date is TBD]
 
* [http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Media_Center/FRC_Assets/2012/FIRST-FRC-Prg-2012-Schedule.pdf FIRST Orlando regionals] March 8-10, 2012
 
* [[Orlando Mini Maker Faire]]
 
  
  
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<!-- * [http://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-game-party-tickets-16714687079 Video Game Party - Saturday, May 30, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 AM (EDT)] -->
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Latest revision as of 10:32, 4 June 2018

About the Lab

FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!

FamiLAB’s mission is to be a community that fosters learning and creativity through hands-on projects, collaboration, and the sharing of skills & tools to improve ourselves and enrich the world around us.

FamiLAB welcomes makers, artists, thinkers, hackers, crafters, and everyone else – come wield your imagination in any (legal and ethical) way you see fit. Think of FamiLAB as a club for geeks! Whether you are an art geek, hardware geek, photography geek, code geek, lab geek, or any geek in between–we would like you to join us at the lab and teach a class, lead a lecture, or simply work on a project while surrounded by awesome people. If you can think of it, come build and share it the lab.

Following the philosophies of the worldwide hackerspace* movement, FamiLAB seeks to be a diverse community where people of various backgrounds can come together to teach and learn. We provide a space, tools, and a community of geeks for you to utilize. Our current tools include hand tools, basic power tools, soldering stations, 3D printers, a laser cutter. Interests among current members range from abstract mathematics to microcontrollers, iPhone and Android application programming, Arduino design and coding, PCB design, FPGA design, Quadracopters, etc. We’re always looking for new people to collaborate on current projects or bring new projects to the table.

Member Information
Social
Official Documents
Facility Areas
Front Area Warehouse
FamiLAB is a smoke-free facility.
If you desire to smoke, please smoke outside of the front door.
Please do not litter, there is a cigarette disposal receptacle at the base of the stairs outside.
Get Involved

Read more about our culture at What Can (and Can't) I Do At FamiLAB.

If you are already a FamiLAB member, then PLEASE get a wiki account (instructions on the New Member Orientation Info page, create your user page, and share your knowledge!

Current News
  • Theater Discussion Night: Scheduled Twice A Month
Next Scheduled Movie: Soldier (By popular request)
For more information go to: Theater Discussion Night
It takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month in the classroom at 9pm (21:00).
Join us twice a month for a movie and a fun discussion.
Theater Discussion Night is a FamiLAB members' event.
Friends and family of members are encouraged to come as well with a current FamiLAB member.
  • FamiLAB Newsletter
Starting in June or July we will have a newsletter.
For more information please go to FamiLAB Newsletter.
Contributors will be welcome to assist with new content.
  • New Popcorn Machine
Soon the lab will have a permanent popcorn machine in the Laptop Bar!
It was purchased for lab members for the enjoyment of popcorn on any given time.
So, please use it with care so everyone may enjoy fresh popcorn anytime.
There will be a page soon with instructions on how to use it properly.
Note: Lloyd Black retains ownership of the popcorn machine for repair and general maintenance purposes.
Help Support FamiLAB

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FamiLAB.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
It doesn't cost anything to use this feature and the cost of every purchase doesn't change even though we get a percentage of every eligible item.
For more information on how to use AmazonSmile to support FamiLAB please see our Amazon Smile page.


General Donations:

Would you like to help FamiLAB financially without being specific?
There's many things that the lab needs for day to day functioning.
Check out our General Donations page to make a non-specific donation and see what it goes towards.

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Crowdfunding of Projects:
We can always use some extra help in obtaining extra things for the lab.
We have a few things listed on our Crowdfunding page.

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FamiLAB Shopping List
Would you like to contribute to FamiLAB?
We can use some help in getting things for the lab.
We have several things listed on our Lab Shopping List page.
Current Projects
Old Projects
FamiLAB Operations
Educational Materials
Workshops, Events, and Challenges
  • Check Recurring Events for a list of Recurring Events.
  • For dates of current workshops, classes and events please see our Calendar.
  • Recurring Event: Machine Shop Meetup
This event is a casual gathering in the Machine Shop where members may hang out and discuss their projects in the machine shop and discuss other related topics.
This event occurs every other Friday at 6PM (18:00) and goes to about 10PM (22:00)
For dates about this event please go to the FamiLAB Calendar
  • Recurring Event: Theater Discussion Night
This event is an educational event featuring different movies which is then discussed afterward.
This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
For more information please go to: Theater Discussion Night
  • Up to date information coming soon.
  • NEW: Impact Making. Get involved in maker activism!




Lab Layout

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