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FabLab Reykjavík photostream: flickr.com/photos/fablab-reykjavik

Noteː Fab Lab Reykjavik has movedǃ We are now housed inside FB.

We have our own entrance available on the side of the building, straight across from the swimming pool.

FabLab is set up to inspire how you can turn your idea's into a prototype, a product or art & design trough digital fabrication. We teach open source software and have a large facility with various machines and processes available.

(+354) 567 5522
Austurberg 5, 111 Reykjavík

Elsewhere on the Web
Fab Lab.is
Fab Lab Reykjavík Facebook page
Fab Lab kennsla Facebook group
Fab Lab projects Flickr photo stream
Project idea's & documentation for teachers

Fab Lab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. Fab Lab Reykjavík was opened on January 24th, 2014 as a collaboration between the Reykjavíkurborg, Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti and Nýsköpunarmiðstöð Íslands. Our lab's capability's include laser cutting, vinyl cutting, heatpress, 3D scanning & printing, large format cnc milling, molding & casting, creating circuit boards and programming electronics.

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Schedule / Opening Hours

Teacher training

Every week we have training time reserved in our schedule for all teachers who want to learn how to Fab Lab.

Planned Workshops
new courses will start in September 2017 : follow our news fab lab kennsla facebook group.


Laser cutter

Vinyl cutter

Heat press

3D printer

3D scanning

Small milling machine

Big milling machine

Note that our Shopbot does not cut Metals
While the Shopbot could cut softer metals (up to Brass) our machine is not set up to cut those.

Available Tools (from Onsrund)
48-005, 52-244BL, 52-280, 52-910, 56-041, 56-082
57-910, 57-287, 64-000, 65-012, 65-025, 77-102

Molding and Casting

We have a small stock from www.smooth-on.com



  • 14x computers with open source software and internet
  • 1x presentation console with projector and sound


The Fab Academy is a 5 month part-time course held at the same time in many Fab Lab around the world, starting each year in January. The program provides advanced instruction about rapid prototyping. Learning how to design, develop and build with digital fabrication techniques and electronica. Weekly classes are directed online in English, by Neil Gershenfeld (of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms) and supported by instructor in the local Fab Lab.

The Fab Academy is a fast paced. A hands-on learning experience where you plan and execute a new project each week. Each individual documents their progress of each project, resulting in a personal portfolio of technical accomplishments. Progress towards the diploma is evaluated by the student’s acquired skills rather than time or credits.

Read more ...
Fab Academy archive (2009 - present)
Questions and/or local signup can be directed to

class 2017 - Fab Lab Hornafjördur
Birkir Thór Hauksson
class 2016 - Fab Lab Reykjavik
Árni Jón Sigurjónsson
Halldór Berg Sæmundsson
Þorbjörn Þorgeirsson
Inger Le Gué-Pelt
Haflidi Ásgeirsson
Vilhjalmur Magnusson
class 2016 - Fab Lab Vestmannaeyjar
Baldvin Búi Wernersson
Arnar Sveinn Guðmundsson
Aron Máni Símonarson
class 2015 - Fab Lab Reykjavik
Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir
Þórarinn B.B Gunnarsson
Sigridur Helga Hauksdottir
Margret Oskarsdottir
class 2014 - Fab Lab Reykjavik
Linda Wanders
Takuma Oami


Each semester Fab Lab Reykjavik can accept interns, of all experience levels and backgrounds. We can host training to a maximum of 2 participants at the same time. We are not able to give compensation for the works hours. And if you are a international student, you need to arrange your own housing for the duration of the stay. We require a minimum time commitment of 3 days per week throughout a scheduled time from 3 - 6 month. In return you will be getting full access to the Fab Lab & the equipment and you will get training and mentoring from us.

If you are interested in this experience, please send an motivational letter to reykjavik@fablab.is

What we offer
Introduction and training to different digital fabrication and prototyping methods with our equipment
Access to our machines (3D printers, vinyl cutter, lasers, electronics station and a large format milling machine)
The opportunity to design and build your own project
We provide all the tea & coffee you can drink. ;)
Upon request, it is possible plan a multiple day visit to one of the rural located Fab Lab's in Iceland.
What we expect from you
Assisting in scheduled Fab Lab events/workshops and during public open hours (8 hours per week)
Commitment to build (and document) your own project when you're in the lab
Commitment to help develop one aspect of the Lab's core functions (business, marketing, design, educational field)
Spend 3 - 5 days a week in the lab
To have basic knowledge of 2D/3D digital design techniques or digital fabrication experience.

Student documentation at Fab Lab Reykjavik, February - April 2017
Aurelie, Digital creation - France
Christophe, Digital creation - France
Tuisku, Textile Artisan - Finland
Student documentation at Fab Lab Reykjavik, october - december 2016
Viðar, electronics student FB - Iceland
Tómas, electronics student FB - Iceland
Birkir Örn, electronics student FB - Iceland
Johanna Ervasti, Textile Artisan - Finland
Sanna Nikula, Textile Artisan - Finland
Student documentation at Fab Lab Reykjavik, february - april 2016
Marko Hietala, Ancient Handcrafts Artisan - Finland
Sirja Valtanen, Textile Artisan - Finland
Henna Jokinen, Clothing Artisan - Finland

Photostream students ː https://www.flickr.com/photos/fablab-reykjavik/albums/72157669113082401


available on the computers in our Fab Lab

2D drawing
Inkscape, GIMP
3D drawing
Sketchup, Blender, Fusion360
3D scanning
123D catch, Memento
Fab modules, Meshmixer, 123D make
Rhino, V-Carve/PartWorks
Eagle cadsoft, Arduino
Tinkercad, Scratch


online databanks
thingiverse, living hinge patterns, http://www.craftsmanspace.com, instructables, digital woodjoints, github, fablabs.io/projects
online generator
pressfit box generator, snowflake generator, gear generator
other startups / beta projects
flatfab.com, smoothie-3d.com, mattermachine.com, Autodesk Shapeshifter

User Projects

many project photo's are gathered onː flickr.com/fablab-reykjavik

Laugargardur project | lasercutting | ENG | creating low budget promotion material for garden project
Prentaður takki fyrir standborvél | 3D printer | IS | replacing broken switch of drillpress
Svona geri ég | 3D printer | ENG | artist creating sculpture for exposition
Lettering tool | lasercutter | ENG | teacher making a custom drawing tool for her students
Amulet | shopbot | ENG | milling in small pieces of wood
Model excavator | 3D printer | ENG | handbuild model of an excavator
Christmas decoration | lasercutter | ENG | learning how to lasercut decorations
Student projects
Order to effect | lasercutting | ENG | cardboard decoration project for 'Design March'
Let's Yellow | lasercutting | ENG | making a plexiglass 'poster'
Hinn fínasti órói | lasercutting | IS | making a hanging mobile
Hlekkur | shopbot | IS | furniture clip prototyping
Scale model Bern Swizerland | lasercutting | ENG | cardboard houses project
Furniture design class | shopbot | ENG | furniture design class
Project with tutorial
Lasercut linoleum stamps | lasercutting | ENG | testing out linoleum setting for stamp making
3D printed phone case | 3D printer | ENG | designing a phone case cover
Sliced cardboard bunny | lasercutting | ENG | making a cardboard bunny in 3D
Analog modular synthesizer panel | lasercutter | ENG | using paint to highlight engraving
Design developed in the lab
whalemobiles.com | lasercutting | ENG | Tests new design functionality
Börkur Design | lasercutting | IS | Tests new designs before committing to production
Project still in development
Automated central tire inflation system | PCB milling | ENG | student project at Reykjavik University
HiKnitterStream | electronics | ENG | how to hack a knitting machine
GuRa design | various | ISK | small diverse projects to learn new techniques