The UnLab is London, Ontario’s own hackerspace. Located at the Convergence Centre at the Western University Research Park, the UnLab is a place where artists, makers and techies converge so that they can gather, create and improve.
The UnLab is the physical space where many of the ideas originating from UnLondon can see the light of day and become a reality.
The UnLab is a playground for ‘big kids’ like you, where you can play with toys, build with tools and meet creative people from around the region. The rules of this playground are what we like to call a work in progress; largely through social, meritocratic, and sometimes democratic phenomenons.
Art + Make + Tech
The UnLab is a place where community members are encouraged to approach a number of areas unconventionally; these areas may include so-called “Maker” culture, social and digital media, steampunk, art and design, even academic pursuits.
The UnLab is a community space with a diverse membership, including artists, computer programmers, web designers, and hardware hackers. It is inspired by the philosophies of the global hackerspace movement which encourages people to socialize, share knowledge, and work together on their projects.
It is within this space that people gather together, create new things (alone or as a group) or improve on something that already exists.
Everyone walks into the UnLab as an equal, regardless of background, experience or knowledge. The UnLab is a space for not only creating but teaching and learning all at the same time.
The UnLab is always developing and new amenities, tools and toys are added frequently. Check back to see what may be new.
- 27″ iMac complete with video editing and creative design suites
- PodCast/Sound Studio with equipment to record 4 people in studio
- Maker Lab with drill press, dremel tools, grinder, drill, circular saw
MakerBot (currently on-loan)
24×7 access for members
- the fastest internet you’ll find this side of the moon (WiFi & hard lines)
development, file and minecraft servers
- bathrooms (in building)
- showers (in building)
- fridge on-site
- sink (being installed)
- comfortable lounge for meetings and relaxation
- on-site project storage for members
If there is something you think the UnLab should have to offer and you’d like to contribute to making it happen please think about making a contribution of some type.
Membership to the UnLab provides you with 24hr access to a state of the art HackLab and all the tools and resources it contains to help you see a project to completion.
For only $20 per month (or $200 per year) the UnLab is about the most affordable workspace you’ll find within the city limits!
If you want a tour of the space before you commit to membership, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll have you in to see what it’s all about.
UnLondon is a registered Non Profit organization set up to challenge and embrace new ideas related to new technologies and social platforms through the education, entertainment and engagement of its membership and the community-at-large. UnLondon is the parent corporation that oversees the UnLab and its daily functions. To find out more about UnLondon head to www.unlondon.ca