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Fab Lab Senior 101 Workshops (ages 65+)

Please note: The Fab Lab Senior 101 Workshops are for members only.

BNY Mellon - Fab Lab

At BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, digital fabrication is for everyone! Join us for the FREE Fab Lab Senior 101 workshops where you can learn the basics of 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, and more in Pittsburgh’s favorite makerspace. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and gain a deeper understanding of digital fabrication!

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! Meet the Fab Lab team in the Highmark SportsWorks Classroom A/B. 

Participants in 101 workshops are encouraged to return to the Free Fab Lab Open Workshop hours every Friday night to practice their digital fabrication skills. 

Upcoming dates and times are listed below. With questions, please email a Fab Lab staff member.

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. Because of small class sizes and limited workshop availability, workshops are non-refundable.

3D Printing 101

Thurs., May 5 | 12:30–2:30 pm
Thurs., May 26 | 12:30–2:30 pm

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).



Laser Cutting 101

Thurs., May 12 | 12:30–2:30 pm

Learn to use the 40W laser at the Fab Lab 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).


Vinyl Cutting 101

Thurs., May 19 | 12:30–2:30 pm

Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter at the BNY Mellon Fab Lab. This introductory class is required in order to use the vinyl cutter during Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW).