We’re now officially announcing our Hands-on Beta Session with the fine folks at Pensa Labs. They’ve developed an amazing little desktop wonder called the DIWire, and JC Fab Lab is now an official beta testing site. Join us for a session with the designers of this fantastic new design prototyping tool. It’s in a category of it’s own… 3D printers are limited to print bed size. This little beauty can bend wire for forms that are BIG (really big).
Oh… and because this is a Beta Session, you only need to pay materials fees.*Sign up now before it’s sold out.
Make art. Invent something. Design something…
And make it your own way, with your own design.
Turn your idea from a sketch into
something you can hold in your hands
Give your child the opportunity to be
an amazing creator, scientist, and designer.
We also provide professional fabrication services. Talk to us about your fabrication needs. Materials include: wood, aluminum, plastic, fabric embroidery, and electronics/conductive material. CNC, traditional tools & handwork. Electronics for motion, activation, and interactivity. Please contact us to learn more about our professional fabrication services.
No Idea where to start? That’s fine… we will have classes for you and your kids, for all levels. We are all about getting it done, and helping you figure out how to get it done. And also, we’re all about helping you figure out what ‘it’ is.
We’re looking for makers, builders, designers, artists, architects, set & prop fabricators.
We’re also looking for amateurs, tinkerers, hobbyists, and passionate dreamers.
Don’t be shy… contact us and become a member
Here’s where we are:
195 New York Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07307
We’re in Jersey City… Convenient to public, motorized, and bicycle transportation. 20 minutes to downtown or midtown Manhattan… a bit more to Brooklyn.
We’re close to the 2nd St. Light Rail, Hoboken PATH, Grove St. PATH, 87/85/84/123/119 NJ Transit Buses from Port Authority or Hoboken Station. 10 minutes from the Holland or Lincoln Tunnel. 20 minutes from the GW Bridge. 5 minutes from Downtown Jersey City.
Not from the neighborhood? Come on by and make it a grand day out — we’re only 10 or 15 minutes from The Liberty Science Center.
What’s a Fab Lab?
“Fab Lab” is short for Fabrication Laboratory. It’s a collection of tools and technology that can be used to create just about anything. Certain scale limitations apply, but there are no limitations on what you can dream up and make… within our laws of physics, that is.
But really, what exactly will be in the Jersey City Fab Lab?
Plans thus far include CNC controlled routers for metal and wood fabrication, a vinyl cutter, 3D printers, a laser cutter that will cut wood into whatever shapes you want, 3Doodlers, and a considerable array of other traditional machines and finishing tools.
Who can use the Jersey City Fab Lab?
The plan is, anyone who is trained to… or, you can hire a tech to get something amazing done. We’ll have basic training classes and workshops to get you up to speed.
Who will run the Jersey City Fab Lab?
The folks from Towhee Co. will, and possibly you if you have the skills, expertise, time, and dedication. We’re actively looking for new team members to get our vision up and running, and to keep it evolving.
Is that it?
Actually, there’s more… We see this as a seed of an educational lab, a business and brand-building incubator, a product prototyping lab, and an X-University. We want to make a place where a vibrant community of designers, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs can come together and make great things happen.