Open lab is located on Level 1 of The Edge, it is State Library’s free and accessible fabrication space for makers and designers to book and use the creative resources available with support from skilled staff. The basement level of the Edge closed after the February 2022 flooding event.
Bookable equipment resources include:
- Two laser cutters
- 3D printers
- Vinyl cutter
- Sewing machines
- Soldering stations
Open lab sessions are Wednesday 1.30pm to 7.30pm, Thursday 1.30pm to 8.00pm and Saturday 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Please note, equipment bookings are required for all Open lab sessions except at our weekly meet up, Hack the Evening on Thursdays from 5 to 8pm.
To find out about the latest workshops and inductions keep an eye on the Whats On pages on our website and sign up for The Edge enews here.
There's also a FAQ with answers to the most commonly asked questions.
How can I visit Open Lab?
All up-to-date visitor information is always on the the State Library Site.
- Read through The Edge Bookable Resources and Workshop FAQs
- Say “hi” to your friendly lab supervisor
- Complete the general induction (on your first visit only)
When you leave the Fabrication Lab you will check-out with the visitor sign-in system.
What other Resources are Available in The SLQ Wiki?
The commissioning of Fabrication Lab consumer off the shelf (COTS) equipment, custom equipment, fittings and procedures and policy are all documented in the SLQ Wiki. State Library of Queensland supports and encourages the distribution of material on our wiki and the broadest possible access and re-use of collections. These documents and other miscellaneous information is collected under Resources
When spaces and equipment are:
- removed from service
are marked with and a note:
When spaces are equipment are temporarily out-of-use, they are on pause and noted as: