Laboratory B Burlington's Community HackerSpace

About

Laboratory B is Burlington, Vermont's  member supported hacker space. Started in the Fall of 2010, at the Burlington 2600 meeting. It is now located at 266 Pine St in Burlington Vt, just a short walk from downtown. It's offers 1000+ sq. ft of hacker/maker fun.

Laboratory B members are interested in  a wide variety of technologies and related issues. Project range from anti-surveillance fashion to cloud infrastructure.

We are looking to grow our awesomeness by hosting more events and building our infrastructure. Please see the events page to see what have going on.

We are incorporated in the state of Vermont as a non-profit bylaws can be found here.  We are also a federal 501(c)3 non-profit as of September 2013. Our determination later is here and our EIN is 45-3966737. Here is our GuideStar profile.

A short list of our current features: 

  • Microelectronics workbench.
  • 20 Mbit/s of symmetric Internet access from Burlington Telecom
  • Free Wi-fi access
  • Plenty of desk space.
  • Workbenches
  • Tea Station
  • Magic Bins
  • Member Storage Area.
  • PBX
  • Whiteboards Galore
  • Virtual Machine Server

Features we are looking to build and acquire: ("the wishlist")

  • 3D workstation & 3D Printer (we hear they are cool)
  • Laser Cutter!
  • Capture the Flag Network.
  • Separate Physical Fabrication space (Dirty Lab)
    • 2D Mill (Shopbot or BlackFoot)
    • Tables Saw
    • Drill Press (Wood & Metal)
    • Chop Saw  (Wood & Metal)
  • Vacumn Bot
  • Locked system
  • Lab Access Control System
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  1. hey guys, I’m not sure who you guys are, but heres a fun fact http://www.thinkgeek.com/blog/2011/03/take-these-broken-things.html#comment-form

    electronic place looking for hackerspaces to take their junk

  2. Hello all,
    What are your high hopes? What is the goal of this hacker space? There are some many different types out there. It would be great if you would list out some of the areas you would like this space/group to go into.
    My son and I love to read the Maker Magazine, watch how it’s made, and take things apart. I have thought that it wold be great to have a local place for people to meet and share projects here in Burlington. I also may be able to help in building up gear.

    Cheers,
    Rob

  3. Sorry for the quiet and the delay we have been focus on other stuff. the info account should be working now.

  4. Hey Y’all ,
    I work in the Education dept. at SparkFun and I’ll be in Middleburry from Jan. 6th through the 10th. could I check out what’s up in Burlington/VT?
    Best,
    Jeff

    • Yes! There is a 2600 meeting on Friday the 6th in Burlington! We won’t get to move into our new space till the 15th though! I’ll email details!

  5. Is this hackers pace still in operation?

  6. Thats what I want to know is it still in operation ?

  7. Hey, just wondering what the membership cost is?

  8. Nice meeting you this evening. You can check out some of what I’ve been doing here:

    http://www.jonbondy.com
    jonbondy.wordpress.com

  9. whats a magic bin??

    • A magic bin is a bin where you put all your little odds and end spare parts. Nuts,bolts, that funny little flange thingy. Then when you need a nut/bolt funny little flange thingy you can look through the magic bin to see if one that will do the job is in there!

  10. After seeing Sam this past weekend, it makes me want to move to Burlington! it’s hard to a maker in WRJ in the middle of nowhere/being a mom/working 40 hours a week. I need motivation! I want a magic box. Most of the boxes at home have toys in them, which aren’t terrible helpful when wanting to create things.


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