Hi, and welcome to The Labs!
The Labs have been a dream of mine for many years. A place for fellow tinkerers to hang out, invent, create and modify just about anything. A similar model to a hackerspace or makerspace, but run for you, so there's no worries about the equipment, rent, electricity, Internet, or anything like that.
We plan to open The Labs on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in QLD in the next few months and are looking to run with the 4 Labs listed below. However, we want this to be a real community you can feel a part of, so we would love your feedback and ideas on improvements and changes.
Community/collaborative projects are another aspect of The Labs, where members can get together to create real viable projects and share in the profits if the project goes to market.
Production LabA place where Mac & PC users can get along!
A bunch of iMacs & PCs loaded with software. Adobe CS for the creative types, developer tools for the code monkeys, 3D game engine software for the creative code monkeys and, of course, games for everyone (yes, there will be LAN parties)!
Also some other cool gadgets like the Leap Motion sensor!
Construction LabThis is where the "real" stuff is made!
3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and the like.
Conduction LabGround Zero for the robot revolution! Arduinos, quadcopters, robowar machines and other electronic goodies!
Instruction LabCourses, training and workshops. Everything from how to use Photoshop, to how to build a website, to how to print in 3D, to how to build an army of robot drones that will help you take over the world! This is where our experts impart their wisdom.