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In our machine trainings, we show you how you can use the machines at Happylab to realize your own projects. This includes correct preparation of the file, the workflow on the machine and safety instructions so you can start right away without any prior knowledge. For most of the machines at Happylab, you first have to complete the respective training before you can work on the machine.

Training courses take place several times a week at Happylab - for Happylab members these are free or can be booked at reduced prices. Alternatively, you can book private individual trainings with our lab managers or complete online tests in the Happylab Members Portal (access only for members!).

Next Dates:

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Consulting hour

You have an idea but no plan where to start? You've already attended a machine training, but are too afraid to work on the machine alone? In the last few years we've already helped realize many projects and product ideas and are happy to support you with our expertise on digital manufacturing technologies and rapid prototyping!

In a joint brainstorming session, we will address the following questions, among others:

→ Which machine is best suited for my project?

→ What do I have to pay attention to when choosing a material?

→ What are the next steps?

A consulting session with our lab managers takes about an hour and gives you a good overview of the steps you need to take to implement your project on our machines yourself. Cost: € 50 per hour

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guided tours

Curious about 3D printers, laser cutters, etc.? We are happy to guide you through our makerspace and give you an insight into Austria's largest maker community. During a tour of our open workshop, we'll show you which machines you can use for your own projects and answer your questions about membership, technical details and specific project ideas.

Every Wednesday at 7 pm (excluding public holidays) there is a free guided tour through Happylab. Registration is necessary due to limited space! Duration: approx. 1 hour

Alternatively, you can arrange a free visit and take a look around our lab. Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Private Group tour (School classes, UNI & companies ETC.)

Upon request, we are happy to offer a private group tour through our makerspace for school classes, student groups or companies, during which we briefly present the high-tech machines, explain the potential of digital fabrication in more detail and provide insights into Austria's largest maker community. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

As a highlight, at the end of the tour, participants can look forward to a hands-on station where they can design their own keychain pendant and produce it directly on the laser cutter. Cost: € 6 per person (at least € 60).

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Kids birthday parties

Kids from the age of 6 can celebrate their birthday with their friends in our high-tech workshop and fabricate a cool present for themselves! The birthday party lasts approx. 3 hours and includes a workshop for up to 12 children, a Sachertorte, decorations, drinks, snacks and a self-made gift for all participating children. Kids birthday parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 am or 2 pm. Costs: € 250 for eight children, € 15 for each additional child

Luminous badges - make textiles shine! (ab 8 Jahre)

Luminous Mask - Design your "intelligent" mask! (from age  8)

Electric Book - Make paper glow! (from age 8 Jahre)

3D pen: Your ideas become three-dimensional! (from age 8)

Textile design: Make your own t-shirt! (from age 6)

Wunderwuzzi robots: Bristle speedsters racing against each other (age 6 - 10)

Drawdio: Music out of a pencil (from age 10)

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SUmmer camp for Kids

Do it yourself with 3D printing, electronics & textile design - this is the motto under which summer camps for children from 8 to 12 years old take place in our Happylab!

Summer Holiday program for kids (Age 8 - 12)

This exciting summer week at Happylab is carried out under the motto "Do it yourself - with 3D printing, electronics and textile design". The children become real makers themselves in the one-week summer camps and get to know our makerspace with all its equipment.

Every day a new project is tackled and we will screw, solder, plot and tinker together. Additionally, the children can also let their creativity run wild. In the afternoon it's off to the park, to the museum or to a fun park - depending on your mood and the weather.

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Repair Café

Happylab is not just a place where new things are created with the help of digital production technologies. Getting to the bottom of mistakes, fixing things and reusing recycled parts are important parts of the Maker DNA! That's why we regularly offer repair cafés in our makerspace!

Dates: Every last monday of each month (except public holidays) 

Time: 4 - 7 pm (Admission ends at 6 pm)

No registration necessary!

Together with our two repair experts Paul & Wolfgang, you can repair your broken small devices (e.g. coffee grinder, iron, blender, radio alarm clock, plug-in power supply,...) yourself with simple tools. It doesn't matter whether you are already a Happylab member or simply want to repair a broken device - you are welcome either way!

Happylab is DIY partner in the Repair-Network Vienna!

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In our new series of events "Meet the experts" we invite experts on various topics to pass on their know-how to our members!

Previous Dates:

LOCTITE® - Das ABC des Klebens

Monday, April 25th 2022 (4 - 6 pm) 

This event is dedicated to metal - from material procurement to refinement and finishing. Our cluster partners Fix Metall, Messer, Prägler und Zinkpower - all experts in metal processing and finishing - will answer your questions and provide useful information and tips so that you can achieve the best results for your projects in our metal workshop!

Happy MEtal! MetallBearbeitung von a-z

Montag, 25. April 2022 (16 - 18 Uhr) 

In diesem Themenabend widmen wir uns gemeinsam mit unseren Clusterpartnern dem Werkstoff Metall - von der Materialbeschaffung bis zu Veredelung und Finishing.

Unsere Clusterpartner Fix Metall, Messer, Prägler und Zinkpower - allesamt Experten für Metallverarbeitung und Veredelung - beantworten euch eure Fragen und geben nützliche Hinweise & Tipps, damit ihr die besten Ergebnisse für eure Projekte im Metallbereich erzielen könnt! Auf dem Programm stehen kurze Impulsvorträge unserer Clusterpartner mit anschließender Fragerunde. 

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Female Makers

Unfortunately, women* are still significantly underrepresented in the maker scene and technology-related making has so far not been very inclusive. We want to change that! Our goal: to inspire more women* to start maker projects and to reduce fear of digital production technologies.

With the Female* Maker Month in May 2022, we have marked the starting point for more equal opportunities in technology-related making. The program includes welding in the metal workshop, furniture making with wood, do-it-yourself bicycle repair and an electronics workshop with ethical hardware.

CuRrrent Dates:
Welding courses with Maud Eiselsberg

from Saturday, March 4th (10 am - 1 pm & 2 - 5 pm)

Starting March 2023, Happylab will host regular MAG & TIG welding courses with Female Workshophost Maud Eiselsberg! Maud is a locksmith and an employee at stahlwerk. At betonage she deals with the construction of furnishings and furniture made of steel in combination with different materials.

The workshops are sponsored by the City of Vienna - Frauenservice Wien (MA 57). Therefore we can offer reduced workshop tickets for women* at 59€ instead of 79€ - while stocks last! The courses provide a low-threshold introduction to working with the welding torch and are ideally suited for beginners!