FabLab Barnstaple

Libraries Unlimited has been awarded £245,000 from Arts Council England to develop a  project called ‘Unlimited Potential’. One strand of the project will be establishing a FabLab PLUS as a second FabLab Devon site in Barnstaple Library. FabLab PLUS will include digital making and creative suite spaces and a mobile FabLab that will deliver outreach activity across North Devon.

The FabLab PLUS activities will introduce new services and equipment to North Devon , supporting communities to extend digital literacy, making, creativity and entrepreneurship. FabLab PLUS will have a range of equipment micro computing kits and Internet of Things sensors, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, heat press and 3D printers.

Why FabLab PLUS ? The FabLab Devon model will be extended in Barnstaple with a creative suite of iMacs, Adobe Creative suite software, film and photography equipment . FabLab PLUS equipment will be available through hire and membership, alongside  a range of  courses on digital making, micro computing, creative writing and creating content for media, including vlogs, blogs, images and short videos.
To find out more about FabLab Devon which is part of a worldwide network of digital fabrication spaces visit www.fablabdevon.org

The project so far

  • 18/4/2017  We have recruited a FabLab technician to support and maintain FabLab Plus space and FabLab Devon equipment.
  • 9/2017 Building work on the FabLab has begun.
  • 21/9/2017 We are seeking a Senior Supervisor – Innovation & Development to join the Barnstaple Library management team. Details are available online.