What we're about

Fat Cat Fab Lab is a volunteer-run makerspace in the West Village, Manhattan NYC. A place for learning, designing, collaborating, and building. 
We offer traditional and digital fabrication tools, workshops and events with an emphasis on low cost open source innovation.

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Laser Class: Basic Use & Safety

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Interested in how our laser cutter works? Come to the basic usage and safety class! This class is required for anyone who would like to use our laser cutter for a project in the future.

Please be prepared to take notes. Students must pass a written test and demonstration certification test to use this machine solo. Please attend this class only if you are able to commit to the full three hour session.


The class costs $50 for member and $75 for non-members. Please register and pay here:


What can you do with the laser? Check out these links!



Open House at Fat Cat Fab Lab

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In-Person Open House is Back! Wow!

Open House and Project Night:

  • Open House is casual and unstructured, come hang!

  • Get a tour of the space: Laser room, woodshop, metal shop, sewing area, 3D printing area, electronics lab, and more!

  • If you're looking for help with a project, stop by and meet members who may be able to help you with that cool new project you're totally stuck on!

  • If you're a non-member, this day is for you. You're welcome to use our space and hand tools to work on your projects! (Note: 3D printers available if your print completes during the meetup. Sorry, laser and CNC router reserved for members or those who've taken a class.)

  • If you're interested in joining as a Fat Cat Fab Lab member, in person participation at one of our Open House events is the first step towards becoming a member!

Please be safe and healthy!

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 safety measures below

Woodshop: Basic Use & Safety

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Do you want to make real things, tangible things, things that are more than just code and light? Do you want to conquer the physical world but think tools are kinda scary?

Learn all the skills while keeping most of your fingers!

Navigate the shop, use tools safely, and impose your will on tools that want to kill you.

Note: this class will not teach you to be an expert; but it will give you grounds from which to become one.

Course Fees: $25 non-member, $15 member.

Tools covered include:
Saws, drills, grinders, sanders, routers.

To RSVP, please sign up at this link:

3D Printing 101

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Please register and pay at link below!

The class costs $25 for members & non-members. Event is limited to 3 students.

We'll walk you through the Ultimaker Cura slicer software and show you some tips and tricks for setting up a 3D printer. CAD experience recommended, but not required!


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