Welcome to the CCBC MIT Fab Lab Users Group. This website is dedicated to the creative people who use the MIT Fab Lab located at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Maryland.
An MIT Fab Lab is a workshop open to the public where inventors and product developers can get help making prototypes of their inventions. After taking safety and other training classes users will have access to a Shopbot CNC milling/routing machine, Epilog Laser cutter, UPrint 3D printer, Roland vinyl cutter, laser scanners, and CAD (computer aided design) software. Here is a short video that gives a good overview of what you will find at the CCBC MIT Fab Lab.
After taking the Fab Lab Introduction class users can use the Fab Lab to work on prototypes, art, and other creative projects at no expense with exception of cost of materials used.
Review the classes page for information on how to register for the Fab Lab Introduction class. Check the schedule page to see when the Fab Lab is open. Join the CCBC MIT Fab Lab Meetup group to network with other inventors and entrepreneurs from the greater Baltimore region. The CCBC administration has recently published its website at FabLabBaltimore.org.
Here is what David Whiteis, independent inventor and owner of BubbleRings.com says about the Fab Lab Introduction class:
“This is a wonderful opportunity. I just took the class yesterday, and the people that are running the lab are great. They have amazing machines there, it is easy to learn to use them, and you can use them for free once you have taken the class. If you have any interest in learning the right way to make prototypes in the 21st century, my suggestion is, don’t miss this.”