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What is the Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab, or Fabrication Lab, is DC Public Library's collaborative work space for making, learning, and exploring emerging and computer-assisted technologies along with maker tools, old and new. The Labs offer programming for all ages in general and specific skills. A safety orientation and signing a participant release form is required before using the Fab Lab.
The interim location for the Fab Lab is:
Fab Test Lab
The Fab Test Lab is located in the Franklin D. Reeves Municipal Center. The Fab Test Lab is a space to test maker programs and services in preparation for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopening. Equipment include: 3-D Printers, Laser Cutters and Sewing Machines.
The technology in the Digital Commons, Fab Lab and Studio Lab are made possible in part by the Institute or Museum and Library Services.
1. Sign a participant release form, required. If under 18, parental consent is required.
2. Attend a 30-minute safety orientation, required. The safety orientation gives an overview of the space, equipment, and safety guidelines. To use specific equipment without supervision, you must take an individual equipment certification. Equipment requiring certification includes:
- 3-D Printers
- Universal Laser Systems
- Sewing Machines
Age PolicyThe Fab Lab is designated for use by persons aged 13 and older.
Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from entering the space.
Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.