What we're about

Chatt*lab is Chattanooga's only self run makerspace/hackerspace. We're a shared collective of makers that lease a space to make cool things and learn new ways of making things.

Upcoming events (5)

Chatt*lab's Regular Open Meeting Night - TUESDAYS

Business Development Center

Please NOTE: we have moved our space to the alleyway in between the BDC and Heaven/Ale in suite 125. PLEASE NOTE: our RSVP numbers don't represent the actual attendance. We normally have between 10 to 20 people attending. Regular members rarely RSVP. -Jeff Come join our open meeting nights where we talk about ongoing projects, space improvements, upcoming workshops and generally socialize with other makers. All are welcome, we don't bite. We're always accepting application for membership, but there's no hard sell, we just like to talk about making. We are located near the parking dock area on the ground floor at the BDC Building (https://goo.gl/maps/yoKnyWqcvvx). You can park in the BDC parking lot AFTER 4:30 pm without a permit. See the images below on how to locate us. The official meeting begins at 7pm, which lasts about 20 minutes. We just talk about what's going on, and what's coming up. Afterwards, social hour commences. If you want to come early, doors will be open at 6pm. Tours are available before and after the meeting. Hope to see you there!

How to use the Laser Cutter

Chattlab Makerspace

$50.00

In this workshop, we will start in a training room environment and will go over the basics of Inkscape and Retina Engrave and in particular, how to prepare your work for cutting or engraving. During the training session, attendees will be guided on how to make their own box joint box with their own lettering. After the classroom training, we will step into the FabLab and attendees will cut out their design and materials will be provided. Due to the amount of time at the laser, the workshop will be limited to 5 attendees max. Cost is $50 to the general public, $30 for Chattlab members. This workshop will hopefully be taught monthly. Note, people that take this workshop can audit it for free on future months (minus the laser cutting). People that choose to audit it can exceed the 6 attendee limit. To audit it, don't RSVP, just show up. To participate, you MUST bring a laptop installed with Inkscape (free program) and a USB jump drive. Contact me (Jeff) if you have questions or instructions on how to do this. Please refer to: https://wiki.chattlab.org/software for a link to Inkscape. Please note, this workshop does not include detailed usage of Inkscape, but rather an introduction to it, some basic operations. You're encouraged to do Inkscape tutorials for this. In the event we get less than 2 attendees (auditing participants included), the workshop is subject to cancellation to the following month.

Chatt*lab's Regular Open Meeting Night - TUESDAYS

Business Development Center

Please NOTE: we have moved our space to the alleyway in between the BDC and Heaven/Ale in suite 125. PLEASE NOTE: our RSVP numbers don't represent the actual attendance. We normally have between 10 to 20 people attending. Regular members rarely RSVP. -Jeff Come join our open meeting nights where we talk about ongoing projects, space improvements, upcoming workshops and generally socialize with other makers. All are welcome, we don't bite. We're always accepting application for membership, but there's no hard sell, we just like to talk about making. We are located near the parking dock area on the ground floor at the BDC Building (https://goo.gl/maps/yoKnyWqcvvx). You can park in the BDC parking lot AFTER 4:30 pm without a permit. See the images below on how to locate us. The official meeting begins at 7pm, which lasts about 20 minutes. We just talk about what's going on, and what's coming up. Afterwards, social hour commences. If you want to come early, doors will be open at 6pm. Tours are available before and after the meeting. Hope to see you there!

Chatt*lab's Regular Open Meeting Night - TUESDAYS

Business Development Center

Please NOTE: we have moved our space to the alleyway in between the BDC and Heaven/Ale in suite 125. PLEASE NOTE: our RSVP numbers don't represent the actual attendance. We normally have between 10 to 20 people attending. Regular members rarely RSVP. -Jeff Come join our open meeting nights where we talk about ongoing projects, space improvements, upcoming workshops and generally socialize with other makers. All are welcome, we don't bite. We're always accepting application for membership, but there's no hard sell, we just like to talk about making. We are located near the parking dock area on the ground floor at the BDC Building (https://goo.gl/maps/yoKnyWqcvvx). You can park in the BDC parking lot AFTER 4:30 pm without a permit. See the images below on how to locate us. The official meeting begins at 7pm, which lasts about 20 minutes. We just talk about what's going on, and what's coming up. Afterwards, social hour commences. If you want to come early, doors will be open at 6pm. Tours are available before and after the meeting. Hope to see you there!

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Chatt*lab's Regular Open Meeting Night - TUESDAYS

Business Development Center

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