What is a Fablab?
A Fab Lab, or digital fabrication laboratory, is a place to play, to create, to mentor and to invent: a place for learning and innovation.
Fab Labs provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything.

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How to start a Fablab?
Join the Fablab Network, an international movement in personal fabrication. The cheapest and fastest method to get a Fablab is to buy and assemble it yourself. This approach does require some expertise on hand to help you set up, install, debug and train. Alternatively, the Fab Foundation offers turnkey solutions for establishing new Fablabs around the globe.

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Find a Fablab
The Fablab Network is an open, creative community of fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs and professionals located in more than 100 countries and 1,750 Fab Labs across the globe. Fablabs offer a wide range of educational programs for all age groups and professional digital fabrication services for various types of organizations.

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Getting started
Fablabs.io is a collection of online resources for the international Fab Lab community and is the current official list of Fab Labs that share the same principles, tools, and philosophy around the future of technology and its role in society.
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Who is this platform for?
This is a human based design platform mainly for fabbers but we welcome any maker, hacker, DIY and amateur in digital fabrication that wants to create, collaborate and share projects and knoledge
Register your lab
Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network of distributed laboratories for research and invention.
Join Fablabs.io
Each lab has its own profile page which can be maintained and updated by its staff
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Key Features
  • Update your profile and avatar
  • Add a new Fablab to the global directory
  • Create a network of Fablabs for your region
  • Upload a project made by you or your Fablab
  • Join the Fablab community discussion groups
  • Access FabCloud services for project development

Coronavirus Outbreak

Over the past few months, we have been so heartened to see your strength, innovation and willingness to act and collaborate in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this global community of such passionate and dynamic change from fabbers worldwide.

To further collaboration, you can search for labs that are open and/or working on Covid-19 efforts using "Filter by status" on our global map.

Link to resources

New projects section

New projects.fablabs.io
Collaborate on projects from Fablabs around the world

Recent Projects

Algae Grower

A device to harvest fresh Spirulina at home

Banco Vet

Projeto banco de Benfica, Eselx

Abrigo compactado

Abrigo temporário que serve de apoio em caso de catástrofes naturais.


A shelter made entirely from the life cycle of the electric scooters

Visière d'AgriLab

Protective Visor speed optimised version for lasercutter. Cheap and designed for FabLab massification.

Project Hack Yourself

In this project, we fabricated a smart facial mask (bio-suit) that collects our facial bio-data to raise awareness amongst the public on the danger of possible bio-hacking.

News from the Fablab network
What is a Fab Lab in 3 words? 10 years later!

Fablab Network Events

FAB 15 Highlights
FAB15 Egypt was a GREAT success. You can view all of the official photos from the FABulous week here.
Fab Academy 2020: Registrations open
We're happy to announce that Applications to become a Host Node for Fab Academy 2020 are Now Open.
Fabricademy 2019-2020 Started!
The new Fabricademy courses focus on sustainable textiles, fashion and wearables.