GCP 33: FabLab
This week’s show features Billy from FabLab, a makerspace, a technology workshop that offers premier membership-driven prototyping. Makerspace type businesses like FabLab have popped up across the US in places like San Francisco and New York. FabLab has been in Tacoma, Washington for the past four years.
The monthly rate includes access to all their tools for prototyping, electronics, woodworking, and metal working. Some of the tools include: 3D printers, laser cutter / engraver, table saw, band saw, MIG welder, drill presses, small mill, sandblaster and much more.
For people that are curious and beginners, they offer classes to get you started. Prices vary, check their website or contact them for more information.
FabLab is also used by businesses to produce their prototypes and products. A great example is Cedar Street Design, a local business that used FabLab prototyping to produce items they sell on Etsy. They sell gift boxes, desk top organizers, jewelry boxes and much more. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CedarStreetDesign)
If you want to check FabLab out, they’re located at: 1938 Market Street in Tacoma.
Their hours are: Sunday 1 pm – 8 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 12 pm – 10 pm, Friday 12 pm – 8 pm and Saturday 10 am – 10 pm. (Holiday closures include New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.)
If you’d like further information, they can be contacted via phone at: 253-426-1267 or e-mail at: email@example.com
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This episode is brought to you by Why Adam. They are hosting an upcoming science summit April 4th, 2015 at the Odd Otter located 701 Pacific Ave in Tacoma. Also by the Dock Yard Derby Dames next bout is in April. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.