Open Lab Idaho is currently working to expand our space to include a machine shop where we can store projects, tools, and machines. Machines we plan to include are CNC mills, 3D printers, saws, grinders, soldering equipment, hand tools and more. The machine shop will be made available to all regular members, who are given 24-hour access to the building.
Our core membership is currently paying monthly dues to fund the expansion of our space, and if you choose, your help would be most appreciated in this way. This fall, funds raised will be used to purchase building materials, equipment, and supplies needed to expand Open Lab into the full lab we've all been working toward. From then on we cannot foresee what projects and idea we might take on, but we know that we will be outfitted to pursue them. Anyone who would like to contribute and sign on as a core member will receive a special token of our gratitude for making the space and lab possible.
Open Lab Idaho is a community hackerspace and makerspace that promotes creative, technological, and educational collaboration by hackers, computer geeks, engineers, circuit benders, crafters, tinkers, programmers, and artists.
Please note that when we say "hacker," we mean someone that hacks electronics and machines to expand or change their original functionality (not someone who illegally and unethically hacks computer systems). We include the term "maker" to encourage creative and artistic projects as part of the maker culture.
The purpose of Open Lab Idaho is to:
Please refer to the Open Lab Idaho Bylaws for further details.