Laboratory B is Burlington, Vermont’s  member supported hacker space.

We formed in the Fall of 2010, at the Burlington 2600 meeting. Our physical space is now located at 12 North St in Burlington Vt, just a short walk from downtown.

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

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. The best way to get involved is to show up to a Thursday open hours between 7 and 9pm. There are usually folks hanging around chatting, helping each other with projects or working on personal projects.

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.

Some of our current features: 

  • Microelectronics workbench
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Communal work tables
  • Tea and snacks
  • 3D printer
  • Laser cutter
  • Shelves of spare parts for projects

Some features we are looking to build and acquire: (“the wishlist”)

  • Separate Physical Fabrication space (Dirty Lab)
  • 2D Mill (Shopbot or BlackFoot)
  • Tables Saw
  • Drill Press (Wood & Metal)
  • Chop Saw  (Wood & Metal)

17 thoughts on “About”

  1. 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.


  2. 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?

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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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