FamiLAB

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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
Facility Areas
Front Area Warehouse
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
We have a new regular event once a month in the classroom.
Theater Discussion Night takes place every second Friday of every month in the classroom at 9pm (21:00).
Enjoy watching a movie and possibly a discussion of the movie.
For more information go to our page: Theater Discussion Night
  • Sci-Fi Night Night
Sci-Fi Night will feature movies and TV shows from Star Wars and Star Trek series.
This event hasn't been scheduled yet. More information will be available soon.
For more information go to our page: Sci-Fi Night
  • Maker Faire Orlando 2017
Maker Faire Orlando opened up their registration for makers for October's Maker Faire
This event is from Saturday, October 21st to Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.
If you plan on exhibiting something be sure to register here: Maker Registration
If you just want to buy tickets buy them here: Attendance Tickets
There is an early bird special for 50% off tickets going on until August 31st.
Also, buy your tickets early to be entered into a drawing to win a Deltamaker 3D Printer, valued at over $2500.
For more information please go to the Maker Faire Orlando website.
  • Our recent payment from the AmazonSmile Foundation was $104.84 for activity from 10/1/16 to 12/31/16.
Let's see if we can improve upon that. Visit our AmazonSmile page and sign up on Amazon.com to use AmazonSmile.
It's a quick and easy process and buying eligible items from Amazon gives us a percentage of each sale.
  • Cigarette Butt Bucket
There is now a cigarette butt bucket outside of the lab at the end of the stairs.
This is so the cigarette butts can now be disposed of properly instead of being tossed anywhere.
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 Map

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Equipment/Tool Information

General Info

Fabrication Lab

Metal Shop

This list is deprecated and will soon be removed, see Metal Shop for more complete information

Wood Shop

Electronics Bench

BioTech Lab

FamiLAB Operations
Educational Materials
Community Workshops, Events, Challenges
  • Up to date information coming soon.
  • NEW: Impact Making. Get involved in maker activism!
Official Documents