Equipment Specs

The Lab.ms has a variety of equipment available to use. Listed here are the 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.

3D Printers

Name Description Notes
badger1 FlashForge Creator Pro
badger2 FlashForge Creator Pro
harambe2 Makerfarm Prusa 12″ i3v

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
mushroom GCC Bengal Vinyl Plotter BN-60 MUST be used with the vinyl cutter laptop.

Please visit the vinyl cutter GitHub repository here for complete instructions on getting started vinyl cutting at The Lab.

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.

Scanner & Laser Printer

Item Description Notes
derp some herpy HP printer capable of blah blah blah
herp another derpy HP printer/scanner capable of blah blah blah

To connect to the print server perform ritual sacrifice to print gods.

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

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

Hours & Info

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

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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