Welcome to the Lab.ms – Plano’s Makerspace!

We are a non-profit, community-driven space where people can collaborate on technologically-oriented projects using specialized equipment with other humans.

We’re so glad you’re here! Click around to learn a little more about us, check out our calendar, come and visit the physical space. What’s your passion?

YES! We are still accepting new members at this time!

You’re doing a good job!


Regards Covid-19 Issues:

Greetings from TheLab.ms!

So, a disease has gone viral in Plano. Congrats! We’re part of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

What does that mean for TheLab.ms? TheLab has been, and remains a communal makerspace, open 24/7. We rely on volunteers to clean and keep TheLab stocked with appropriate supplies. We rely on volunteers to hold classes and workshops. There is no paid staff. There is no paid cleaning service.

Therefore, we ask for your help as members of TheLab to help keep our facilities clean, and to stay home if you feel sick. (You know, what you’ve been hearing day and night for the past few weeks.)

You should know:

– TheLab has no HOT water. This doesn’t mean you can’t wash your hands properly! (CDC Handwashing Guidelines)

– Leadership is keeping TheLab as stocked with soap, Clorox wipes, and other various cleaners as best we can. Please use them in TheLab as needed. Please note that if the stores run out, we may have trouble keeping things stocked. Feel free to donate supplies! (With or without a pandemic!)

– Please contact the Education Coordinator if you wish to cancel your Meetup. Currently Leadership is leaving cancellation/attendance of Meetups up to event hosts.

– Please email leadership@thelab.ms ASAP if you think you might have been in TheLab and have been exposed to Covid-19/coronavirus. We will do our best to inform membership (while keeping you anonymous) and lock down TheLab to give it a deep clean before re-opening.

Thank you for your understanding and patience; here’s hoping that everyone stays clean and healthy!

07/24/2020 – In-person meetups are not currently scheduled. TheLab.ms is NOT closed to members. If you wish to schedule a tour or sign-up, please email leadership@thelab.ms in order to coordinate receiving your keyfob.

Hours & Info

24/7 Access for Members
Open House Every Tues. @ 8PM


08/01/2020 - As per the city's most recent COVID-19 update, all Meetups are postponed or moved ontile untile further notice.

TheLab.ms and its equipment are still open to members!

Meetup Feed

  • [DISCORD] Weekly Video Game Night! ⭐Online Quarantine Edition ⭐ 2020-09-26 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 PM Oh no! We're social distancing, so come play with us on our Discord Channel! https://discord.gg/U9DUCey WE ARE NOT MEETING AT THE PHYSICAL LAB. STAY H... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273399570/
  • Intro To C# Programming In Unity 2020-09-29 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Online event TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM This will be a continuing bi-weekly class that goes over basic concepts used in C# that are related to Unity. While it is not required it is suggested... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273372604/
  • Weekly Open House! 2020-09-29 at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM Come see the space and see what we do! Our facility is equipped with: • an electronics lab • a drone / quadcopter repair station • a 3D printing facil... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273471583/

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