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?

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!

03/16/2020 – Please be advised we are postponing all Meetups for the next two weeks, at which time we will re-evaluate. TheLab is not closed to members at this time.
03/18/2020 – As per the city’s most recent COVID-19 update (link here) all Meetups are postponed until April 27. TheLab is still open to members who may need to make use of our facilities. Be advised to follow the guideline for no more than 10 people gathered at a time.

Hours & Info

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


03/18/2020 - As per the city's most recent COVID-19 update, all Meetups are postponed until April 27.

Meetup Feed

  • Python Programming for Everyone 2019-08-18 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) • What we'll do:Do you have an interest in in one of the easiest and most prolific languages of our time? Come and join as as we work on Python projects and share our experiences. This meetup we will bring our own projects and work on them, discuss them (and other Python things), and help…
  • Build Party: Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019-08-20 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) The Red Bull Soapbox Race is Sept 28th. We've got a frame, and it needs some work (e.g. drop weight, raise wheels). Let's jump on it! Tools needed:* Something that can cut steel (angle grinder and/or handheld plasma cutter would be ideal)* large wheels to replace existing ones Here's our current project board:https://github.com/TheLab-ms/Red-Bull-Soapbox/projects/1 https://soapboxrace.redbull.com/usa-dallas/en/
  • Amateur Woodworking 2019-08-20 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) Standing meeting for general woodworking topics, project planning/ sharing and skills transfer. Look for individual events for specific project work. RSVP at this link, not on this Meetup Page.https://www.meetup.com/Amatuer-Woodworking/events/257140192/

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