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Public Workshops

Have you ever wanted to experiment with a 3D printer? Want to learn how to use a laser cutter? The Science Center's makerspace is open to the public. Whether you're looking to design and build a prototype from scratch or just want to try out some new technology, Fab Lab is the place to be!

Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center offers workshops with various themes and topics. Available dates and times are listed below. With questions, call 412.237.3400, then press 7.

Looking for educator workshops in the Fab Lab? Check out our Teaching Excellence Academy programs.


Fab Lab "Build It!" Workshops


Laser Cut Valentine Cards

Make a one-of-a-kind laser-cut card for your valentine at Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center. Learn open-source 2D design software and personalize a design, then watch as the computer-controlled laser cuts the card. Your custom Valentine card will be a truly unique gift for the holiday!

Ages 6 and up; children under 12 need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Cost: $8/person

Only 8 seats/workshop




Cardboard Pinball Machines

Design a cardboard pinball machine using 2D software! Use a laser cutter to cut it out, assemble it, and then decorate it with custom-created vinyl decals. This is a fun, fast-paced hands-on workshop for kids and adults alike.

Advance registration is required.

Ages 10 and up; children under 12 need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Cost: $30/person

Only 10 seats/workshop




101 Workshops

These introductory workshops set the foundation to use Fab Lab’s machines. These workshops serve as certifications that count as a pre-requisite for the Fab Lab Open Workshops (FLOW).

Advance registration is required.


Youth Making 101

This one-day workshop is a great way for kids to get a jump start on making in the Fab Lab. The day will include three 101 certification courses along with lots of hands-on making. Kids will earn their 101 certifications on the 3D printer, the laser cutter, and the vinyl cutter. With their certification, participants can register for any Free FLOW (Fab Lab Open Workshop), and use these machines to build their own creations. Participants must bring their own lunch.

Ages: 10-14
Capacity: 8 seats/workshop
Cost: $60 per person

Advance registration is required.




Laser Cutting 101

Learn to use the 40W laser at Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center to safely cut and etch your own designs! This introductory class is required in order to use the laser cutter during any Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW). Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Cost: $25/person

Only 8 seats/workshop




Designing for the Laser

Learn how to use free 2D design software (Inkscape) to create three-dimensional projects to be cut on the laser. This class will cover all the basics of the software and the best tools for using with the laser cutter. You will also learn techniques for designing pieces to fit together. Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Cost: $25/person




Basic Circuitry and Soldering 101

Learn to solder a basic LED circuit at Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center. This introductory class is required in order to use the electronics equipment and soldering irons during and Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW). Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Cost: $25/person

Only 6 seats/workshop




3D Printing 101

Learn to design and print on Fab Lab's 3D printers and explore the technology of 3D printing using a 3D printing pen. This introductory class is required in order to use the 3D printer during Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW). Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Cost: $25/person

Only 6 seats/workshop




Vinyl Cutting 101

Learn to use the computer controlled vinyl cutter in Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center. This introductory class is required in order to use the vinyl cutter during Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW). Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Cost: $25/person




Laser Rotary Attachment 101

The laser is a great tool for etching glass and painted metal surfaces. In this 101 course, learn how to use the rotary attachment for cups, bottles, and other round items you want to etch. Prerequisite: Previous completion of Laser Cutting 101.

This introductory class is required in order to use the laser rotary attachment tool during Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW).

Ages 8 and up.
12 and under are required to attend with a paying adult
(1 adult per 2 children).

Cost: $25/person




Designing for the 3D Printer

Unlock the potential of Tinkercad, an easy-to-use web-based 3D design software in this workshop. Learn tips and tricks to make your 3D design print easily and successfully. No previous 3D design is necessary.

Ages 8 and up.
12 and under are required to attend with a paying adult
(1 adult per 2 children).

Cost: $25/person




Free FLOW - Fab Lab Open Workshop

Fab Lab is open for makers ages 8 and up to work on projects using our rapid prototyping technologies. Completion of level 101 equipment classes are required for use of certain equipment: laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC router, milling machine. FLOW is free, but materials fees are an additional cost. Materials will be available to purchase on the evening of the workshop inside the Fab Lab with a credit card.

Workshop is open to ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Advance registration is required.

Only 10 seats/workshop






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