2019 in Fab Lab Houston is going to be a great year if the first week is any proof. Our membership has been growing, and we love seeing our members coming in to create new things. Each one has a favorite machine in the Fab Lab and they are always looking for new ways to improve their skills and grow their making abilities.
We have teachers that are calling to book their spring field trips and Mobile Fab Lab visits. Field trips to the Fab Lab are available for groups of up to 90 students. There is a fee is to cover the cost of materials. Each field trip lasts 3 hours with students rotating through 3 different stations that follow the same theme with very different activities. The Fab Lab Houston Mobile Unit is loaded up and ready to come visit schools and special events. The Mobile Unit has the ability to see 30 students per hour. If you would like a mobile presentation without the time commitment of 3 hours, think about our Fab Lab Express, which will come to your school without the Mobile Unit. They can be booked in one hour increments, with 30 students being seen in that one hour.
We are slowly adding new workshops to our schedule as well. If you are curious about Fab Lab Houston and all that we have to offer, we encourage you to stop by for our weekly Open House, held each Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm. We offer tool specific workshops for members only in the evenings on other days of the week. Please go to the main page of the website and scroll to the bottom to see our schedule of workshops available.
Every Thursday from 11:00-1:00 we are offering Sewing Technical Assistance. If you are a member of any of the BakerRipley Community Centers, this program is offered for free. You will need to register through the East Aldine Campus, and class size is limited. During this time you can come in with a project you are working on or interested in starting, and we will help you get started and offer advice. We can show you how to use the sewing machines, introduce you to the embroidery machine, and even teach you how to use the laser cutter to cut out small projects with precision.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages as we continue to add family workshops for the spring. They will be held on Saturdays and are a great way for the family to get out and work on something together!
Hope to see you around Fab Lab Houston soon.