Made possible by Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Levin Family
Reserve the FAB LAB
Booking is currently closed through summer. We hope to reopen in September. Please see this price sheet to estimate the cost of use. We can also provide you a quote at booking; invoicing will be done post-visit. Thank you!
Pima County 4-H’s long-awaited FAB LAB (Fabrication Laboratory) is now open! In 2019, Pima County 4-H and the Hopi Reservation Extension Office were awarded $90,000 from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension to split and create a mini FAB LAB at each location. Despite the setbacks from the ongoing pandemic, supply chain interruptions, and staff turn-over, the FAB LAB opened in November 2021. It is fully equipped with a laser cutter that can engrave and cut glass, wood, and metal; a 3D printer; a large color banner maker; a large vinyl cutter; and a podcasting studio.
With the help of AmeriCorps members to set up, test, and create written user guides for each machine, the lab is now ready for outside groups to use! Groups will be able to independently reserve the lab and bring in materials to create as they please in this space. 4-H clubs can create banners, contest awards, and come in to teach youth CAD skills on provided computers. Thanks to the grant funding used to equip the lab and a generous donation from the Levin Family, starting this fall, 4-H volunteers will be able to be trained in use of the FAB LAB machines and be able to bring in youth for STEM education for many years to come.
Pima County 4-H FAB LAB is located in the Wetstone building, located SE of the main Pima County Extension Office Building in the back courtyard.
4210 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Current FAB LAB Resources:
Thank you to Elijah Parent and Edward Palmenberg for their work on creating these easy-to-follow guides for the machines available for use by groups in the FAB LAB.