Create. Make. Innovate.Fab Lab Cockermouth is a place where anybody can make virtually anything. It is a digital fabrication workshops which is set up to give people a place to design and make and to inspire and educate. It is open to young people, adults, businesses, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs. The idea was conceived by renowned scientist and inventor Neil Gershenfeld from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are Fab Labs opening across the world and we are lucky enough to have a Fab Lab here in West Cumbria. It has two bases; one in Cockermouth on Derwent Mills Commercial Park and one at the West Lakes Academy in Egremont.
WHAT IS IN THE FAB LAB?The Fab Lab offers a range of equipment and machines to stimulate creativity and imagination. This includes a 3D printer, table top CNC milling machine, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, large bed CNC router and much more. To come to the Fab Lab is free, you just pay for machine hire and materials. The idea is to guide the interest and curiosity of youngsters and adults. To help understand design and technology and enable them to create, becoming the inventors, engineers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs of the future.
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE IN THE FAB LAB?Well, really just about anything, including robots, electronic devices, creative art and craft work, jewellery, furniture – you just use your imagination!
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?You can book a time slot on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by sending a message to email@example.com This will enable you to use the Lab for designing and making your own projects.
FAB LAB FOR..
BUSINESSWe help the business community with 2D and 3D design and digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping.
SCHOOLWe are lucky enough to have sponsorship from the John Fisher Foundation to run a free schools engagement programme in Allerdale and Copeland.
Fab Lab Cockermouth offers a range of equipment and machines to stimulate creativity and imagination. This includes a 3D printer, table top CNC milling machine, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, large bed CNC router and much more. To come to the Fab Lab is free, you just pay for machine hire and materials.
Model: Stratasys (Dimension sst 1200es)
In this section you can find open source software you can use to design 3D and 2D products. All of these software’s are used in the Fab Lab, we have included download links and tutorial guides for each of the softwares listed to help you get started.
Fab Lab Summer School 2016
We are now fully booked for the summer schools. If you would like to register your interest, we would notify you if a place becomes available.
We will be running two week-long Summer Schools courses in August 2016; the first one will run from Monday 8th to Friday 12th of August and be for those aged between 8-11 years old. The second summer school will run from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of August and be for kids aged between 12-16 years old. Maximum numbers will be 10 people, so we need you to book in quickly so you don’t miss the chance of a great week for your kids where they will be learning how to make cool and fun things in the Fab Lab! Cost: £120 inc. VAT and materials
CONTACT USIf you have any questions, we would love to help.
Fab Lab Cockermouth
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Where to find us
Address: Unit 4, Derwent Mills Commercial Park, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0HT
Phone: 01900 825080
Monday : 9am-5pm
Tuesday : CLOSED
Wednesday : 9am-5pm
Thursday : 9am-5pm
Friday-Sunday : CLOSED