FabLab Middelfart

Young & dynamic rocket in the center of Denmark

Søndergade 41, 5500 Middelfart, Denmark

Makerspace Hackerspace Fab Lab

Space size 50 m²

Opened in November 2018

Structure type Association

Explored in February 2019


FabLab Middelfart is a young collaborative workshop, close to the center of Middelfart. Located in a school basement, the laboratory is easily accessible from the train station and open to all makers looking to make projects!

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Main interests

Community Robotics Electronics Do-it-yourself Technology - machines & tools

This workshop is great for:

Every single person & organisation!

Empowering the new generations with technology

FabLab Middelfart’s team welcomes you every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm and the associated Makerspace at the library in Nørre Aaby is open, from 3pm to 7pm every Wednesday.

You can also contact them with through mail or on Facebook. They are eager to welcome new people in the community, so don’t be afraid to come and train your critical thinking!

Our workshop

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

FabLab Middelfart is a pretty young collaborative workshop. Inspired from collaborative workshops in other cities in Denmark (like Velje & Aarhus), the creation of the space was initiated at the beginning of 2018 by the will of local politicians.

In June 2018, Claus sketched the idea of the FabLab - the next month, he ordered pieces of furniture and machines. In August and September, the furniture were assembled and ready to use. In October the students participated in the first event of the FabLab. Finally, in November 2018, the FabLab opening was official. As a rocket, FabLab Middelfart was also accepted by the Fab Foundation in the following months.

At the same time, Claus also established an associated Makerspace at the library in Nørre Aaby, a small city close to Middelfart. Because it is a library, the space in Nørre Aaby is smaller and only has 3D printers, vinyl cutters and some electronic equipment.

During this short amount of time (8 months), FabLab Middelfart already made successful projects. For example, a school wanted to create a treasure quest in the city. They needed to create stencils and spray invisible paint around the town. When it gets wet, the paint appears and disappears when it is dry. A kind of invisible street art or invisible bio-graffiti who naturally disappears after a month or two. For the same project, they also created a map of the city, with the spot of each spot. The goal was to answer questions in different spots of the city.

And the story did not end here, lot of projects are currently being made or planned with a hope to able to connect the FabLab with other traditional crafting workshop - and make them open to everyone.

The main interest & vision of FabLab Middelfart is to help children to develop a set of skills that enables them to make in the future. The space gives the opportunity to students and children to develop a critical and design-oriented thinking. The machines and facilities give the power for everyone to create and develop their own ideas and bring them to life.

Claus is the project leader and founder of FabLab Middelfart. He was a officer in the Air Force, before he decided to change his way of living to do good for people around him. After a masters degree in ICT-based educational design, he contacted the FabLab in Vejle to be part of their project. In May 2018, he and the municipality founded the FabLab in the city of Middelfart and its associated Makerspace in the library in Nørre Aaby.

Claus was already quite experienced about FabLabs, but he impressively created the space in Middelfart from scratch, learning by himself everything needed, to part in designing the furniture, but also connecting computers and machines, and making things easy to use for everyone.

The space had 3 internships in the past and one student. The laboratory recently found 2 part-time assistant a Natasha as Lab Manger and Alexander as Educational Adviser. You are very welcome to contact them if you’re interested!

FabLab Middelfart is located on the first floor of an old school building. The building also has a library, a wood workshop, a ceramic workshop and a textile workshop, but they’re not open to the public yet (as of early 2019). Most of the furniture are set against room walls, and the furniture at the room center are all on wheels and can be moved everywhere – thus making it easy to free the space for different kind of projects and/or events!

FabLab Middelfart is open to everyone. On a regular Thursday, an average of 10 people will be inside the space. Since its opening, a group of 6 students are coming regularly. Sometimes, people are coming alone or with some friends to build and play. But students are not the only one to come here, some curious hobbyists and entrepreneurs are also coming for their projects or advices.

In 2019, more events and workshops are planned to welcome new people in the space. Other projects are currently being developed for the users: step-by-step guides for all machines and documentation based on FAQ. There projects aim to enable all people to start using the tools in the workshops.

FabLab Middelfart was funded thanks to the school department for 3 year project. These funds were enough to establish the workshop & cover daily operations. The FabLab also has an open business model which allows corporation with non-public schools and business partners. Commercials users can pay-per-booking or opt for a yearly flat fee that includes both the location, advise, opportunity to borrow equipment and invitation to various of events.

One of this business model goals is to create mutual beneficial partnerships with public and/or private schools. FabLab Middelfart have developed a pioneer program to proliferate competencies to the schools – the program consists of 3 networks for competence development. The first focuses on ways to teach and integrate design thinking and how to use the FabLab’s facilities for education. The second to spread the interest and competencies in using equipments like the 3D printers, laser cutter or vinyl cutter. Finally, the last focuses on way to meaningfully integrate programming.

Fab Lab Middelfart is also negotiating to partner up with the FabLab@school initiative! Fab Labs in Silkeborg and Vejle are already involved in the FabLab@School program.

FabLab Middelfart is a pretty young collaborative workshop. Inspired from collaborative workshops in other cities in Denmark (like Velje & Aarhus), the creation of the space was initiated at the beginning of 2018 by the will of local politicians.

In June 2018, Claus sketched the idea of the FabLab - the next month, he ordered pieces of furniture and machines. In August and September, the furniture were assembled and ready to use. In October the students participated in the first event of the FabLab. Finally, in November 2018, the FabLab opening was official. As a rocket, FabLab Middelfart was also accepted by the Fab Foundation in the following months.

At the same time, Claus also established an associated Makerspace at the library in Nørre Aaby, a small city close to Middelfart. Because it is a library, the space in Nørre Aaby is smaller and only has 3D printers, vinyl cutters and some electronic equipment.

During this short amount of time (8 months), FabLab Middelfart already made successful projects. For example, a school wanted to create a treasure quest in the city. They needed to create stencils and spray invisible paint around the town. When it gets wet, the paint appears and disappears when it is dry. A kind of invisible street art or invisible bio-graffiti who naturally disappears after a month or two. For the same project, they also created a map of the city, with the spot of each spot. The goal was to answer questions in different spots of the city.

And the story did not end here, lot of projects are currently being made or planned with a hope to able to connect the FabLab with other traditional crafting workshop - and make them open to everyone.

The main interest & vision of FabLab Middelfart is to help children to develop a set of skills that enables them to make in the future. The space gives the opportunity to students and children to develop a critical and design-oriented thinking. The machines and facilities give the power for everyone to create and develop their own ideas and bring them to life.

Claus is the project leader and founder of FabLab Middelfart. He was a officer in the Air Force, before he decided to change his way of living to do good for people around him. After a masters degree in ICT-based educational design, he contacted the FabLab in Vejle to be part of their project. In May 2018, he and the municipality founded the FabLab in the city of Middelfart and its associated Makerspace in the library in Nørre Aaby.

Claus was already quite experienced about FabLabs, but he impressively created the space in Middelfart from scratch, learning by himself everything needed, to part in designing the furniture, but also connecting computers and machines, and making things easy to use for everyone.

The space had 3 internships in the past and one student. The laboratory recently found 2 part-time assistant a Natasha as Lab Manger and Alexander as Educational Adviser. You are very welcome to contact them if you’re interested!

FabLab Middelfart is located on the first floor of an old school building. The building also has a library, a wood workshop, a ceramic workshop and a textile workshop, but they’re not open to the public yet (as of early 2019). Most of the furniture are set against room walls, and the furniture at the room center are all on wheels and can be moved everywhere – thus making it easy to free the space for different kind of projects and/or events!

FabLab Middelfart is open to everyone. On a regular Thursday, an average of 10 people will be inside the space. Since its opening, a group of 6 students are coming regularly. Sometimes, people are coming alone or with some friends to build and play. But students are not the only one to come here, some curious hobbyists and entrepreneurs are also coming for their projects or advices.

In 2019, more events and workshops are planned to welcome new people in the space. Other projects are currently being developed for the users: step-by-step guides for all machines and documentation based on FAQ. There projects aim to enable all people to start using the tools in the workshops.

FabLab Middelfart was funded thanks to the school department for 3 year project. These funds were enough to establish the workshop & cover daily operations. The FabLab also has an open business model which allows corporation with non-public schools and business partners. Commercials users can pay-per-booking or opt for a yearly flat fee that includes both the location, advise, opportunity to borrow equipment and invitation to various of events.

One of this business model goals is to create mutual beneficial partnerships with public and/or private schools. FabLab Middelfart have developed a pioneer program to proliferate competencies to the schools – the program consists of 3 networks for competence development. The first focuses on ways to teach and integrate design thinking and how to use the FabLab’s facilities for education. The second to spread the interest and competencies in using equipments like the 3D printers, laser cutter or vinyl cutter. Finally, the last focuses on way to meaningfully integrate programming.

Fab Lab Middelfart is also negotiating to partner up with the FabLab@school initiative! Fab Labs in Silkeborg and Vejle are already involved in the FabLab@School program.

Machines & tools available

Cutting Plotter Roland GS-24 CNC Router Laser cutter Bodor 1800x1000mm Canon ImagePROGRAF TX-3000 Sindoh 3DWOX1

Technologies & processes available

3D printing Laser cutting Vinyl cutting 3D scanning CNC milling Computing & softwares Electronics Robotics

Services offered

Classes & workshops Kids classes & holiday training courses Machines rental Prototyping Free & open space to experience Hackathons Education missions

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