Equipment Specs

The Lab.ms has a variety of equipment available to use. Listed here are a few of our models and helpful links relating to what we own. Please note that some equipment requires members to go through special training before use. Refrain from moving equipment elsewhere in the building, or hacking equipment to do what it otherwise is not intended to do.

Members and committees are encouraged to help fill out our Wiki, which is intended to provide a more in-depth overview of all of our equipment.

3D Printers

Name Description Notes
badger1 FlashForge Creator Pro
badger2 FlashForge Creator Pro
prusa1 Prusa MKS3

Please visit the 3D printer GitHub repository here for complete instructions on getting started 3D printing at The Lab.

Helpful 3D printer links:

Laser Cutter

Name Description Notes
Trogdor 80-watt CO₂ Requires training for use.

Please visit the laser cutter GitHub repository here for complete instructions on getting started laser cutting. Please note that all members must attend a safety briefing before being cleared to use the laser cutter!

Helpful Laser Cutter Links:

Vinyl Cutter

Name Description Notes
silhouette Silhouette Cameo 4

Helpful vinyl cutter links:

  • Inkscape – a free vector design program, handy for designing stuff to vinyl cut
  • PDF Manual for the software the vinyl cutter uses.
  • PDF Manual for the type of vinyl cutter we own.

Woodshop Equip

Item Description Notes
giant saw it cuts stuff do not cut off limbs
band saw saws off things do not cut off limbs
miter saw good for cutting miters do not cut off limbs
dremel tool dremels things do not cut off limbs

For a more comprehensive list written by someone who knows what they’re talking about, please visit our Wiki.

Please note that all members must sign a wavier before being cleared to use the woodshop!

Electronics Lab Equip

Item Description Notes
bench does benchy things highly flammable
soldering iron sticks metal together doesn’t stick limbs together
LEDs blinks relentlessly hypnotizing
mystery thing dunno what this does is this actually a sandwich

For a more comprehensive list written by someone who knows what they’re talking about, please visit our Wiki.

Hours & Info

469.298.9683
24/7 Access for Members
Open House Every Tues. @ 8PM

MEETUPS MOVED ONLINE/POSTPONED

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

  • 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/
  • Lost Our Box Game Developers "Weekly Project Meetup" 2020-10-01 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Online event TheLab.ms Plano's Makerspace Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 PM Do not RSVP here, instead do it here: https://www.meetup.com/lost-our-box-game-developers Whether it's your first time or you've been to all the meetu... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/273519322/

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