Fab Lab Spinderihallerne

Innovative place for passionate people

Spinderigade 24, 7100 Vejle, Denmark

Makerspace Hackerspace Coworking space Fabcafé Fab Lab Community center

Space size 1000 m²

Opened in January 2009

Structure type Part of the municipality

Explored in February 2019


After 6 years inside a Danish spinning mill factory building, Fab Lab Spinderihallerne officially moved to a new spot on 13th March 2019: a bigger & brighter space with more opportunities for all makers. You should definitely check it out!

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is located inside an old industrial building in Vejle, close to the center and all facilities. The space is easily accessible by anyone and open to everybody interested in learning to make (almost) anything!

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Main interests

Fashion & textile Technology - machines & tools Entrepreneurship Industry & innovation Education hobby project Social diversity Gender diversity Software development Mobile development Electronics

This workshop is great for:

Every single person & organisation!

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You can learn to make anything you want

Everyone is welcome to Fab Lab Spinderihallerne!

As of early 2019, they’re open every Tuesday from 14pm to 20pm and every Monday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 20pm for all certified users.

A good way to engage with them is to reach them by e-mail, Facebook, or simply by using their phone number. The team has the mission to help members like you and to give you the right knowledge to use the facilities!

Our workshop

Learn more about our space, members, machines & services!

The story of Fab Lab Spinderihallerne started 20 years ago, when the place was a simple spinning mill factory. At this time, the production moved to Asia and the remaining space was left unused. An empty place but not for so long. A few years, clay makers and artists came in the building and took the place for their own projects. Vejle municipality decided to create jobs and was focus on creative industries.

In 2009, the space was operational and opened for all creative startups working in design and other fields. At that time, people were working on projects like innovative products for kids, and the idea of a Fab Lab came to the surface with the idea to create prototypes using digital fabrication technologies.

In 2012, the idea was mature enough. Fab Lab Spinderihallerne was created by the municipality to give the opportunity to anyone to become a maker and create their own products or prototypes. The majority of the funds were given by the municipality and the rest came from external sources. The Fab Lab wanted to become a place for innovation and entrepreneurs with the will of giving an easy access to the machines to everybody.

In 2017, Fab Lab Spinderihallerne was accepted as a member of the world Fab Lab network (facilitated by the Fab Foundation) and got involved in the FabAcademy program in 2018. In early 2019, the Fab Lab decided to move to a new location to get bigger facilities!

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is made up of a multi-disciplinary team coming from different horizons, including architects, teachers, journalists, designers and scientists. All members of the team are makers and graduated from the FabAcademy Curriculum.

Katrine is the leader of the Fab Lab. Coming from a political sciences background, she worked in processes development, designing processes and concepts for kids for the last 8 years. She used to be a program leader and concept developer, working across different sectors and different kind of public and private entities.

Katrine does not have technical skills and was helped by Ana (instructor), Michael (manager) and Peter (advisor) to build the Fab Lab and support the community!

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne’s community comes from a diversity of horizons. First of all, the workshop wants to be very open. And the laboratory also want to be gender and age neutral, and give the same opportunity to anybody. Coming here, you’ll meet young and old people, entrepreneurs and workers, people coming from different countries and speaking different languages.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne’s members are not easy to count, due to legal restrictions in Denmark. In the first months of 2018, more than 500 members came to use the Fab Lab’s facilities. All people don’t necessarily have the same behavior and interest in the space: only 130 users are coming frequently, the rests are essentially curious people coming to see what a Fab Lab is.

The workshop’s doors are also open to companies, 20 startups are coming frequently to the space. Engineers and searchers from private company are also coming. Finally, some students and groups working in the Danish industry are coming on their spare time to make their own projects and designs.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne community of makers is wider than the people coming to the space, with 18 schools as partners who are located close to the municipality.

80% of the funds needed to start Fab Lab Spinderihallerne came from the municipality. The last 20% came from external entities, mostly for the facilities & equipments.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is more than a “traditional Fab Lab”. The team offers services for children, teachers and companies, like specific courses about machines and how to use them, one-to-one advices for projects and entrepreneurship programs to help members to create there own business plan. The vision behind these services is to inspire people to make something concrete and real, and help them in the process.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne organises a MakerFaire in Vejle city, and they’re also involved in different makers events in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. Another lucrative activity is to help children in local schools by giving them training and courses. At this time, more than 30 users were trained and are now “super users”, giving them the opportunity to share their own knowledge and experience with others. In the same way, 24 teachers were trained in different high schools.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is a part of FabLab@School movement, the world Fab Labs network, the Fab Academy program and the Nordic FabLab Network.

The story of Fab Lab Spinderihallerne started 20 years ago, when the place was a simple spinning mill factory. At this time, the production moved to Asia and the remaining space was left unused. An empty place but not for so long. A few years, clay makers and artists came in the building and took the place for their own projects. Vejle municipality decided to create jobs and was focus on creative industries.

In 2009, the space was operational and opened for all creative startups working in design and other fields. At that time, people were working on projects like innovative products for kids, and the idea of a Fab Lab came to the surface with the idea to create prototypes using digital fabrication technologies.

In 2012, the idea was mature enough. Fab Lab Spinderihallerne was created by the municipality to give the opportunity to anyone to become a maker and create their own products or prototypes. The majority of the funds were given by the municipality and the rest came from external sources. The Fab Lab wanted to become a place for innovation and entrepreneurs with the will of giving an easy access to the machines to everybody.

In 2017, Fab Lab Spinderihallerne was accepted as a member of the world Fab Lab network (facilitated by the Fab Foundation) and got involved in the FabAcademy program in 2018. In early 2019, the Fab Lab decided to move to a new location to get bigger facilities!

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is made up of a multi-disciplinary team coming from different horizons, including architects, teachers, journalists, designers and scientists. All members of the team are makers and graduated from the FabAcademy Curriculum.

Katrine is the leader of the Fab Lab. Coming from a political sciences background, she worked in processes development, designing processes and concepts for kids for the last 8 years. She used to be a program leader and concept developer, working across different sectors and different kind of public and private entities.

Katrine does not have technical skills and was helped by Ana (instructor), Michael (manager) and Peter (advisor) to build the Fab Lab and support the community!

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne’s community comes from a diversity of horizons. First of all, the workshop wants to be very open. And the laboratory also want to be gender and age neutral, and give the same opportunity to anybody. Coming here, you’ll meet young and old people, entrepreneurs and workers, people coming from different countries and speaking different languages.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne’s members are not easy to count, due to legal restrictions in Denmark. In the first months of 2018, more than 500 members came to use the Fab Lab’s facilities. All people don’t necessarily have the same behavior and interest in the space: only 130 users are coming frequently, the rests are essentially curious people coming to see what a Fab Lab is.

The workshop’s doors are also open to companies, 20 startups are coming frequently to the space. Engineers and searchers from private company are also coming. Finally, some students and groups working in the Danish industry are coming on their spare time to make their own projects and designs.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne community of makers is wider than the people coming to the space, with 18 schools as partners who are located close to the municipality.

80% of the funds needed to start Fab Lab Spinderihallerne came from the municipality. The last 20% came from external entities, mostly for the facilities & equipments.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is more than a “traditional Fab Lab”. The team offers services for children, teachers and companies, like specific courses about machines and how to use them, one-to-one advices for projects and entrepreneurship programs to help members to create there own business plan. The vision behind these services is to inspire people to make something concrete and real, and help them in the process.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne organises a MakerFaire in Vejle city, and they’re also involved in different makers events in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. Another lucrative activity is to help children in local schools by giving them training and courses. At this time, more than 30 users were trained and are now “super users”, giving them the opportunity to share their own knowledge and experience with others. In the same way, 24 teachers were trained in different high schools.

Fab Lab Spinderihallerne is a part of FabLab@School movement, the world Fab Labs network, the Fab Academy program and the Nordic FabLab Network.

Technologies & processes available

3D printing Laser cutting Vinyl cutting CNC milling Computing & softwares Electronics Laboratory, biology & chemistry Photo & video Printing, drawing & painting Textile machines Wood working tools CNC

Services offered

Prototyping FabAcademy curriculum Kids classes & holiday training courses Classes & workshops Storing facilities Talks & conferences Community center Education missions

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