Maker Space

Develop new skills and innovate within your craft

An open access maker space in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

D-Lab's maker space in Hertfordshire is one of the best equipped in the country boasting a large range of tools and equipment including laser cutters, 3D Printers, CNC routers and woodworking tools. You can access the space either by signing up for a membership or by visiting us on one of our many community evenings or workshops.

Digital lab

Our digital lab is a mixed-use space for prototyping and crafting smaller projects. We have space for up to five makers alongside 3D printers, VR equipment, and electronics.

Up mini 3D Printers
Formlabs 2 SLA Printing
Wasp Delta 3D Printer
GCC X-252 Laser Cutter

Electronics components
Bench space
Soldering station
Hand tools
Crafting tools

Wood shop

D-Lab's wood shop has a wide range of tools for wood working and larger projects including CNC routers, Laser Cutters and traditional tools.

Inventables X-Carve CNC
Trotec Speedy 300
Trotec Speedy 500
Band Saw
Drills

Grinders
Circular Saw
Dremel
Hand Planer
Roland MDX CNC
Vacuum Former

Maker Member

Use the space whenever you need during our open hours for your hobby or small business.

This membership is perfect if you run a small business such as an etsy or not on the high street shop and need to use the laser cutters and CNC routers a few times a month.

With this membership you'll be able to book and use any of the machines during our open hours which are 9.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Friday.

The basic rate for the membership is £25 a month which will give you 8 hours of machine time a month. If you need more you can add more time for £5 an hour.

Community Member

Use the space during our open evenings for a small donation.

As a community member you can access the space during our community hours which are currently Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. We ask for a donation on the evening to help keep the space running.

There is no sign up fee to become a community member but to work unsupervised on a machine you will need to attend an induction. Our induction schedule can be found below.

Register today

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We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you do not hear from us within a couple of days please email info@d-lab.co.uk.

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Inductions and workshops

Before you can use the machines unsupervised you will need to attend a health and safety workshop and machine induction. We run group inductions every Monday afternoon. Volunteers are encouraged to help run machine workshops and share their knowledge - if you'd be interested please get in touch.

next event..

Eco Stitch-Up (Adults Class)

Textiles recycling workshop for adults.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Eco Stitch-Up (Age 11+)

Textiles recycling workshop for young environmentalists.

July 25, 2019 2:00 PM

Open Make

Join our open workshop every Tuesday evening.

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

FAQ

How much is membership?

Membership is £25 a month which gives you access to the space during our opening hours. There is a joining fee of £30 which covers a health and safety induction. You will also need to attend a group induction for the laser cutter and CNC router. Once you are inducted you can use the space unsupervised but there are usually volunteers around to help out.

Can I park at the space?

Not at the moment but we are in discussion with the council to make changes to the lease. You can drop off materials at the lab but then you must park down the road.

How do I join?

Get in touch via the form above or visit during one of our open workshop evenings where you can view the space and meet some of our volunteers. Then you'll need to sign up as either a community or maker member and attend your workshop induction.

Can I cancel my membership?

If you need to cancel please contact us at info@d-lab.co.uk or via our slack channel. Please note that you can only cancel and rejoin once a year unless under special circumstances.

Do I have to tidy up?

Yes you must keep the space clean and tidy at all times. People who leave a mess will have their memberships revoked.

Is the space child friendly?

Sorry, under 16's can only visit the lab during our community workshops or for an organised event.

Who runs the space?

The maker space is run by a team of volunteers and residents. All profits from membership go directly back into the space to ensure all machines are maintained and so we can invest in new tools and equipment.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring your own face masks and protective eye equipment. You are responsible for your own health and safety while in the space including equipment.

Learn

Creative workshops for all ages.

D-Lab Berkhamsted

Open Make

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
adults
£5.00

Join our open workshop every Tuesday evening.

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D-Lab Berkhamsted

Eco Stitch-Up (Age 11+)

Thursday, July 25, 2019
kids
£15

Textiles recycling workshop for young environmentalists.

Find out more
D-Lab Berkhamsted

Eco Stitch-Up (Adults Class)

Thursday, July 25, 2019
adults
£15

Textiles recycling workshop for adults.

Find out more

Share your skills with your local community.

Help up-skill your local community by running a workshop at D-Lab. It could be in any area that interests you and for any age group. Previous workshops have included electronics, hacking, woodwork, minecraft, and e-textiles.

You can choose to run the workshop as a profit share, for free or in exchange for machine time. We'll sort out the marketing and sales for you and support you in delivering the workshop.

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