What we're about

fat cat FAB LAB (http://www.fatcatfablab.org)is a 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.

Upcoming events (5+)

3D Thursdays! 3D Printing and Hacking

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So... there has been a lot of fuss about this desktop 3D printing revolution thing for a while now. Still very exciting! We have a new-old idea that leaps beyond the news hype and celebrates the wonder of the activity itself. Let's get together every Thursday evening to explore this broad field, in all of its many facets and manifestations. And get to know each other better -- from bold pioneers, to new adopters, from teachers to students, manufacturing experts, to code and electronics hackers. This is your space to grow and share. Topics we might explore on a typical Thursday evening include: - 3D design software and techniques. From getting started, to pushing boundaries. - Explore more of the 3D ecosystem, from making use of 3D printing service bureaus to starting and managing your 3D Hub. - How to prototype and develop your own physical products, tools, and artwork. - 3D printing materials: strategies for fabricating in more than just 1-2 plastics. - Casting and mold-making: from precious metals to candy bars. - Finishing techniques. Sanding, painting, sealing, melting, deforming, decorating, hydro-printing.... Why just make things that look like plastic? Let's spend time together sorting out better ways to use these tools, and better ways to design. - Please RSVP to attend. * Meetup events at Fat Cat Fab Lab are for members of the Fat Cat Fab Lab Meetup Group only.

3D Printing 101

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Please register and pay for this class here: https://www.fatcatfablab.org/workshops#3d-printing-101 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 highly recommended! For beginner CAD we recommend Morphi, Tinkercad and Sketchup. Skill Level: Everyone

3D Printed Textiles Workshop for Beginners

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Workshop cost is $45. Please register and pay here: https://www.fatcatfablab.org/workshops#3d-printed-textiles-workshop-for-beginners In this fun 4 hour hands-on workshop taught by 3DPrint Fashion Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/3D-Print-Fashion/) cofounders Sylvia Heisel (https://heisel.co/) and Morphi (https://www.morphiapp.com/), you will design and 3D print a textile swatch that you will get to keep. We will teach you all steps in the process: how to take a high contrast 2D design and transform it into a 3D printable model using Morphi, a simple, powerful and easy to learn 3D design app for 3D printing. You will also learn to slice your file using Cura slicing software and print on Ultimaker 3D printers (https://ultimaker.com/) at the Fat Cat Fab Lab. Please bring your own device (iPad, or Mac or Windows laptops) to the workshop. We will help you load the software onsite and we will provide all the materials for 3D printing. If you wish, you can also bring your own 2D design made in Adobe Illustrator or other digital drawing program to use in creating your textile swatch (black and white with thick lines only).

Laser Open Hours

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This meetup is open to the public and dedicated to the Laser. If you've taken our laser basis usage and safety class, you can use this time to run your jobs with an instructor present and brush up on your skills! This is a requirement before going solo! Please note that this is a shared time so we ask that you do not come with a job that will take longer than 15-20 minutes. Please note: to use the laser non-members pay $20 and $1 per minute for job-time, which is defined by when the laser is actually cutting or engraving. FCFL Members get 3 hours of job-time included every month and pay $0.50 per minute after that. If you haven't had the class already, come enjoy a laser demo!

Past events (1,138)

Weekly Open House

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