Whether you are a Student, a Teacher, an Artist, a Maker, an Inventor, a Tinkerer, a Business Owner, a Start-up, a Lone Entrepreneur, a Community Group or just an Individual, FABLAB Manorhamilton want you to Make, Learn and Share with us in 2016.



Summer Camps 2016


Digital Makers Camp (Aged 9+)

Let your child explore their creativity using the latest digital technologies. They will spend each day making their own unique creations to take home.

Activities to include:

  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Scanning
  • Laser Cutting
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • Electronics

5 Day Camp – Monday 18th July – Friday 22nd July – 9:30am to 1:30pm – €100 – Book Online

4 Day Camp – Tuesday 2nd August – Friday 5th August – 9:30am to 1:30pm – €80 – Book Online


Robot Makers Camp (Aged 12+)

Enter the world of Robotics to build, control and program an ‘ArtBot’ that can create pictures, navigate mazes and make sounds. The camp will introduce the children to robotics, engineering and technology whilst making computer art.

Areas covered on the camp will include:

  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Art
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Programming
  • Engineering

Camp 1 – Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July

Camp 2 – Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August

Both Camps Start – 9:30am to 1:30pm – €110 – Book Online




After School Makers Club

After a successful first term we are continuing the AFTER SCHOOL MAKERS CLUB @ FABLAB Manorhamilton. New term starts Thursday April 28th for 6 weeks 5.30-7pm (Children 9 yrs and over)

If you are interested in TECHNOLOGY or MAKING THINGS or want to get your hands on the latest computer controlled machines such as 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutters, Laser Cutters, or want to experiment with Micro-electronics then come along for some creative fun and take home your own designs.

€60 for 6 weeks – all materials provided. Places are limited so booking essential. Call 087-628-6808 or email

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Free Laser Cutting Taster Workshops – Mon 15th Feb 6:30pm to 8:00pm / Sat 27th Feb 10:30am to 12:00pm

Introduction to Laser Cutting – Different types of Laser Cutters | Demo of FABLAB Epilog Laser Cutter

Machine Operation – Setting up a Laser Cutter for Engraving or Cutting | Materials For Laser Cutting or Engraving

Intro to 2D Design for Laser Cutting – Design Software | Vector vs Raster Graphics

Laser Cutting Ideas – Web Resources for Laser Cut Projects

No previous design or laser cutting experience required.

Each session is the same so you only need to book for one date.

* Please note that, during this taster class we will not be teaching 2D Design, we will only introduce the various software packages for 2D Design for participants to try out at their own time.

Register Online Here

FABLAB @ MEC (Spark Project) – Friday 5th Feb – 10am to 3pm

As part of the Leitrim Spark project organised by Leitrim Local Enterprise Office and Leitrim Arts, FABLAB Manorhamilton are delighted to participate in a one day event at the Mohill Enterprise Centre on Friday 5th February from 10am to 3pm. The FABLABMH team will be bringing their mobile Fab Lab to the MEC to give workshops, talks and demonstrations of all the Fab Lab technologies and concepts, to hopefully inspire some innovative thinking that will contribute to the Spark project. This year the chosen Spark artist-in-residence is Leo Scarff, designer, maker and FABLABMH co-founder. Leo is collaborating with the MEC to bring some design thinking strategy and community interactions to generate new ideas, products and even a little art.

All enquires to John Mannion at MEC – 0719632024


Creative Frame Launch Event at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon – Fri Feb 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm – FablabMH will be part of the presenting panel.


We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Creative Frame on Friday 5th February, 6-9 pm at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon.

If you know of anyone else who would be interested in coming along please feel free to share. This event is open to practitioners from all areas of the creative sector. It will be a valuable opportunity to see what Creative Frame offers and to meet with different people you may not have had the opportunity to meet before. On the evening, together with the launch of Creative Frame’s website

There will be a number of Pecha Kucha style presentations by Architect – Dominic Stevens, Visual Artist- Ruth Le Gear, Songwriter/Musician – Ailie Blunnie & Co Director of the Fab Lab, Manorhamilton- Stuart Lawn, practitioners representative of the diversity, breadth and size of the creative sector in this region. Refreshments will be served and the evening will be topped off with some music and an opportunity for people to meet up and network in a more casual setting.

If you are interested in exploring new directions in your practice, wish to kick start a new project & would like to meet and make contact with peers and other professionals in the sector please come along. This event is FREE but spaces are limited so please confirm your attendance via email by Wednesday 27th of January at

More info can be found at Creative Frame Website


After School Maker Club

AFTER SCHOOL MAKERS CLUB @ FABLAB Manorhamilton starts Thursday February 4th for 6 weeks 5.30-7pm (Children 9yrs and over)

If your children are interested in TECHNOLOGY or MAKING THINGS or want to get their hands on the latest computer controlled machines such as 3D Printers and Laser Cutters, or want to experiment with Micro-electronics then come along for some creative fun and take home your designs.

€60 for 6 weeks – all materials provided. Places are limited so booking essential.

Book Online Here


Free 3D Printing Taster Workshops – Thurs Jan 21st or Thurs Jan 28th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • Introduction to 3D printers – Different Types of 3D Printers | Demo of FABLAB Ultimaker 2 Printer.
  • Machine Operation – Setting up a 3D Printer | SD Card, USB or Wireless | Printer Control and Operation.
  • Introduction of 3D Printer Software – 3D Slicing Software | 3D Printing Quality Settings | 3D Printer Files
  • Introduction of 3D Modelling Software and Libraries – Different 3D CAD packages | Open Source (Free) vs Paid Applications | Online 3D Model Libraries.
  • Real World Uses of 3D Printing.

No prior 3D printing experience is required.

Each Thursday session is the same so you only need to book for one date.

* Please note that, during this taster class we will not be teaching 3D modelling, we will only introduce the various softwares for 3D modelling for participants to try out at their own time.

Register Online Here

Christmas Craft Workshop

Join us in the creative atmosphere of FABLAB Manorhamilton for a Christmas Craft Making Workshop. A special opportunity to create festive items that you won’t find in the stores or local markets.

  • Design and make unique contemporary and traditional Christmas decorations using the latest digital technologies.
  • Craft personalised decorations and gifts from wood, plastic, acrylic, vinyl and paper using our Laser and Vinyl Cutting Machines.
  • Crafts will include a variety of Christmas tree, window and table-top decorations, cards and gift tags.
  • We’ll provide the knowledge, machines, tools and all materials and participants will go home with individually crafted pieces.

No previous experience required.

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Saturday 28th November

Price: €50

Book Online

One Day Introductory Workshops

Throughout October and November we are running one day introductory workshops on all the technologies in the FABLAB. All workshops run from 10am – 4pm and cost €60 each. Discounts available for booking 2 or more workshops.

Saturday 3rd October – Laser Cut Design and Creations

This one day workshop will give you an understanding of the range of applications that the Laser Cutter can be used for, such as jewellery, signs, toys, models. Beginning with an overview of 2D design software, you will have hands on experience designing your own personalised projects to cut and engrave in wood, paper and plastic. Designing in 2D for 3D construction will also be demonstrated.

Book Online

Saturday 17th October – 3D Scanning and Printing in Action

This one day workshop will walk you through the various processes and technologies that are used in 3D Scanning, Designing and Printing. You will get hands-on experience with 3D software and hardware and by the end of the day be able to take your first steps into the world of 3D design and printing.

Book Online

Saturday 7th November – Create Simple Gadgets with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

This one day workshop will get you started in electronic prototyping and making simple gadgets using the popular Arduino board. It will also introduce other microcontrollers such as the Raspberry Pi and show you how connecting simple gadgets to the internet can create what is being called the “Internet of Things”. No previous electronic or coding experience required but please bring a laptop. A limited number of Arduino boards will be available for use during the workshop but it is advised to purchase an Arduino kit ahead of the workshop for €35. Combined Workshop and Kit Tickets are available.

Book Online

Saturday 21st November – Vinyl Cut Design and Creations

This one day workshop will show you the many uses that the Vinyl Cutter can be put to, including T-shirt making, screen printing and wall art. You will get hands on experience in designing graphics for successful Vinyl Cutting and a number of personal projects will be worked on during the day. We will also demonstrate combining Vinyl Cutting with Laser Cutting for creative signage.

Book Online

DSC_0216The Maker Meet

Whether you are an experienced maker or a curious beginner we invite you to come to the Lab to make, learn and share your knowledge over the course of 6 evenings to create and collaborate on your dream project. All the FABLAB equipment will be available for you to use and the FABLAB staff will guide and inspire you to create something personal and unique.

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Date: Every Thursday evening for 6 Weeks starting 1st October.

Price: €50 for 6 sessions

Halloween Maker Camp (Ages 9 – 14)

Some digital tricks to make some spooky treats. Following the success of our Young Digital Makers Summer Camps we are running 2 days of Halloween themed designing and making just in time for the big day!

Time: 9:30am – 1pm

Date: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October.

Price: €35



Green-Door Leitrim 2015

Inspirational Homes Leitrim are holding the 3rd Green-Door Festival from Friday 27th – Sunday 30th August. Green-Door is a Festival of Rural Architecture & Design; a weekend of homes with sustainable features and ways of living, all open to the public.

As part of Green-Door 2015, FABLAB Manorhamilton will host Javier Burón, Director of Fab Lab Limerick and senior lecturer at the School of Architecture University Limerick and founder of a design, technology and social action agency.

On Saturday 28th August from 2:00pm-5:00pm, Javier, along with the FABLAB team, will present a workshop entitled Nature’s Design – A Dome Building Workshop.

In this workshop Javier will take you through the history and science behind these beautifully simple structures and all participants will get hands on experience in building a dome. We want anybody to be able to build strong, affordable and locally made geodesic buildings and this workshop will give you the knowledge and resources to start designing your own. At the end of the workshop you will have a chance to purchase a beautiful desktop dome kit designed by Javier to build at home.

On Sunday 29th August, FABLAB Manorhamilton will be open house from 12:00pm until 4:30pm.

Visitors can see four short demonstrations of each of the technologies and learn more about their practical applications and projects in which they can be used.

12.30pm – 1:00pm – 3D Printing
1.30pm – 2:00pm – Laser Cutting
2.30pm – 3:00pm – Vinyl Cutting
3.30pm – 4:00pm – Open Source Electronics

Summer Camps 2015

Looking for something different, creative and new to do with the kids over the summer holidays? – FABLAB Manorhamilton have just the thing. Our two summer camps are designed to get them designing, creating and making some really cool stuff. And the best part is they get to keep it all at the end.

Choose one or both of these two camps and get your creative juices flowing –

Young Digital Makers – Mon 20th July – Fri 24th July (SOLD OUT) – Extra Dates – Mon 27th July – Fri 31st July


Young Robot Makers – Tues 4th August – Fri 7th August (SOLD OUT)

Places are limited so Book Now and get our special Early Bird Pricing too!


Extended Territories Exhibition – 13/03/2015

From Friday 13th March until Friday 27th March the Harnessing Creativity programme presents the culmination of their 2 year cycle. Expanded Territories explores the outcomes of bringing together people from divergent industries, fields and disciplines and encourages them to create solutions together, step out of their comfort zones and collaborate, support and inform each other. Expanded Territories will demonstrate the creative and innovative talents of the region, and highlight the distinctive resources and character of the region articulated through prototype products, concepts and experiences.

Leo Scarff from FABLAB Manorhamilton has been facilitating the participants on the programme and giving advice and direction on Product Design.

When: Friday, March 13th, 2015

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Leitrim.

Register: On HC Website


Pop Up Fab Lab – 05/02/2015

In conjunction with the acclaimed Fab Lab Nerve Centre in Derry we will be setting up a Pop Up Fab Lab and will be on hand to demonstrate technologies such as 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Vinyl Cutting and Open Source Electronics. You will experience how a Fab Lab can offer significant benefits to education, industry, artistic design and essentially facilitate anyone to make (almost) anything. Real world examples of Fab Lab designed and produced products will be on show to inspire.

When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for Free Public Access

Where: The Project Space, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Leitrim.

Register: On FabLabMH Eventbrite Page