Fab Lab Permian Basin at Odessa College

FabLabFBCover.jpg

The fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab, is where you can design, create, and customize almost anything. For examples of what visitors can create in the Lab, check out our gallery HERE (Coming Soon)

The Fab Lab is housed at Odessa College in Sedate Hall, but we are open to the entire community of West Texas, as well as to visitors from all over the world. Feel free to stop by and explore during our public hours:               

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 9pm
  • Friday: 10am – 1pm

The Lab is accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels. You do not need to be a tech whiz to make use of Lab equipment. In fact, many of our best makers have no technical background at all.

To request more information, schedule a guided tour, or set an appointment to discuss a project with Fab Lab staff, please contact us at:

Email: fablab@odessa.edu
Phone: 432-335-6189



Classes and Workshops:

We offer classes and workshops to train visitors in the use of Lab equipment.

Our “Make Almost Anything” class is a seven-week course that certifies students in the use of standard Fab Lab equipment, from 3d printers to lasers to the Shop Bot. Once certified, visitors are allowed to use Lab equipment with minimal supervision at any time during our public hours. For more information, or to sign up, click HERE (Coming Soon)

Our workshops each focus on a particular machine, software, or project. For more information on upcoming workshops, to sign up for a workshop, or to request a workshop, click HERE (Coming Soon)


Lab Equipment:

  • Laser Engravers 
  • 3d Printers
  • Automated Embroidery Machine
  • Shop Bot
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Precision Milling Machines
  • Pancake Bot
  • Virtual Reality Platform
  • Computer Lab | Each computer is equipped with design software, including:
    • Corel Draw (2d design)
    • Fusion 360 (3d design)
    • 3d Wox (3d printing)
    • VCarve (2d design for wood carving / engraving)
    • Sketch Up & Tinker CAD (free design software; you can use them on your computer at home)

Mobile Fab Lab:                 

Our Mobile Fab Lab offers most of the equipment available in the stationary Lab, but in a mobile platform! This means the Fab Lab can visit your school, business, or event and offer a fun learning experience for students, employees, and visitors.

To learn more about our Mobile Fab Lab, including how to request a visit, check out our Mobile Fab Lab page HERE


Contact:

To request more information, schedule a guided tour, or set an appointment to discuss a project with Fab Lab staff, please contact us at:

Email: fablab@odessa.edu
Phone: 432-335-6189