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What is a Fab Lab?


A fab lab is a small-scale community workshop where community members use powerful technology and materials to make (almost) anything. The concept started at MIT and there are over 150 labs worldwide.

FabNewport provides Newport County residents with alternative pathways to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) through mentoring and personalized education. We offer:

  •  Classes and workshop for students during the school day
  • After school programs for middle and high school students
  • Evening workshop for adults
  • Facility rentals for local companies and entrepreneurs

We work with “students”, both young and old, over extended periods of time teaching technical, artistic, and design skills while cultivating the personal attributes required for success in life. Grit, self control, empathy, problem solving, and resilience are attributes that will foster success in any pursuit. Users of Fab Newport have access to a computer lab, powerful design and manufacturing software, a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, electronic components, hand and power tools, and a team of people who are there to help. If you have any questions feel free to email