Fab Lab Austurland

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Fab Lab Austurland

Fab Lab Austurland opened in November 2014 as a collaboration between the Verkmenntaskóli Austurlands, Austurbrú and Innovation Center Iceland

Fab Lab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. We're set up to inspire and teach people about how to turn idea's into products, prototypes or art & design trough digital fabrication. We work with open source software and have various machines and processes available. Our capability's include lasercutting, vinylcutting, 3D printing, large format cnc milling, molding & casting, designing, creating and programming electronics.


Telephone: (+354) 477 1285 (phonenumber in the Lab) / (+354) 477 1620 (ask for Lilja)

email: lilja@va.is

address: Verkmenntaskóli Austurlands, Mýrargötu 10, 740 Neskaupstaður Fjarðabyggð

(note: the Fab Lab is located in verkkennsluhús and you can enter by the metal stairs on the back (south side) of the house)

Opening Hours

Here you can see the schedule for Fab Lab Austurland. The ,,yellow hours" Almenn opnun is opening hours for the public. No need to book in advance. Just pop in. Usually those open hours for the public take place on Monday afternoons and on Saturdays from 10 - 14. It is important though to check out the schedule in this calendar before coming to the lab - in case is something has changed. Since we don´t have anyone to fill in sudden absence of our staff.

Staff members:
Lilja Guðný Jóhannesdóttir

email: lilja@va.is

Hlynur Sveinsson

email: hlynursveins@gmail.com

Fab Lab Austurland - useful links

Fab Lab Austurland on Facebook
Photostream from Fab Lab Austurland
Fab Lab Ísland´s homepage
Fab Lab Ísland's Teachers Site


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Laser cutter

Vinyl cutter

Small milling machine

Big milling machine - ShopBot

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.

3D scanning

3D printer

Molding and Casting

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



  • 8x computer 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 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
Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir
Þórarinn B.B Gunnarsson
Sigridur Helga Hauksdottir
Margret Oskarsdottir
class 2014
Linda Wanders
Takuma Oami


available on the computers in our Fab Lab

Inkscape, GIMP
Sketchup, Blender, Meshmixer, 123D catch, 123D make
Rhino, V-Carve, PartWorks
Fab modules, Eagle, Arduino



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