New Members

You’ve joined! You are now one of us! One of us! What should you do next?

Join Slack
This is our big ol’ Internet chatroom. You can connect with Leadership, other members, and ask questions.

Get Your Fob
Now that you’re a member, you have 24/7, 365 access to the makerspace. Your electronic keyfob grants you access. You will need to meet up with someone in Leadership at TheLab to get and activate your fob. (You can either message us in Slack or write to

Review the Rules
Make sure you’re familiar with the Membership Agreement, and know where the ByLaws and Supplemental Rules are located for future reference.

Check Our Meetup
What’s going on at TheLab? Check out our Meetup Page to see what’s on the calendar.

Learn about Specific Equipment
Currently, we are working on a comprehensive Wiki with everything you need to know about equipment here at TheLab. In the meantime, you can check out our resource page to get started. (If you’re interested in volunteering to help with the Wiki, join #wiki on our Slack!)

Hours & Info

24/7 Access for Members
Open House Every Tues. @ 8PM


03/18/2020 - As per the city's most recent COVID-19 update, all Meetups are postponed until April 27.

Meetup Feed

  • Python Programming for Everyone 2019-08-18 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) • What we'll do:Do you have an interest in in one of the easiest and most prolific languages of our time? Come and join as as we work on Python projects and share our experiences. This meetup we will bring our own projects and work on them, discuss them (and other Python things), and help…
  • Build Party: Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019-08-20 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) The Red Bull Soapbox Race is Sept 28th. We've got a frame, and it needs some work (e.g. drop weight, raise wheels). Let's jump on it! Tools needed:* Something that can cut steel (angle grinder and/or handheld plasma cutter would be ideal)* large wheels to replace existing ones Here's our current project board:
  • Amateur Woodworking 2019-08-20 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) Standing meeting for general woodworking topics, project planning/ sharing and skills transfer. Look for individual events for specific project work. RSVP at this link, not on this Meetup Page.

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