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The Fabrication Lab, or Fab Lab, an emerging technology space, provides you with equipment, programs, and tools to explore, learn, and make. The Fabrication Lab connects you with other D.C. makers and helps you scale your creative and entrepreneurial projects.
A safety orientation and a completed Participant Release Form is required before using the Fabrication Lab.
The technology in the Fabrication Lab and Studio Lab is 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
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.
- An online guide to knitting resources, including materials from DC Public Library's collection and from around the internet
- Virtual Maker Talks and other Fabrication Lab videos, available on the DC Public Library YouTube page