LulzBot Mini

LulzBot has released the names of the hackerspaces that have won either a LulzBot Mini or a LulzBot TAZ 5 in its 4th Annual Hackerspace Giveaway.

The winners were selected based on past and current projects, and advancement of the open source hardware community. To be considered, a hackerspace had to meet the following criteria:

  • Own a community-operated physical space
  • Maintain a website/wiki
  • Offer a basic set of tools and equipment
  • Believe in sharing resources and knowledge to build and make things
  • Use and contribute to Free Software and Open Source Hardware projects and communities


The winning hackerspaces:

  1. FUBAR Labs in NJ, USA won for working on a 3D printed, liquid-fuel rocket engine.
  2. Unallocated Space in Severn, Maryland won for their multiple contributions to Libre Innovation (Open Source Hardware, Free Software).
  3. Making Awesome in Tallahassee, FL won for helping us make Stacking Layers II 2015 a great event.
  4. HacDC in Washington, DC won for accelerating the lost PLA casting technique using microwave ovens.
  5. Wemake Association in Milan, Italy won for their development of an Open Source fablab access system.
  6. Post Tenebras Lab in Geneva, Switzerland won for working with CERN as a tester for KiCAD.
  7. Makerspace Madrid in Madrid, Spain won for writing the Manual de Supervivencia Maker.
  8. MakeInBo in Bologna, Italy won for building a light-finding, plant carrying robot.
  9. Liberating Ourselves Locally in Oakland, CA won for creating safe space for women, lgbqt, and persons of color to participate in tech/maker communities.
  10. Fab Lab El Paso in El Paso, TX won for their open-source Urban Agriculture initiative projects!
  11. Technarium in Vilnius, Lithuania won for having many incredible Open Source Hardware projects.
  12. eLab Hackerspace in Faro, Portugal won for having the longest entry of 6+ pages.
  13. Bricolabs in A Coruna, Spain won for working with the CloneWar Spanish movement, starting the Galician node of self-cloned 3D printers.
  14. Sector67 in Madison, WI won for their work on NSA Away.
  15. realraum in Graz, Austria won for OpenBioLabGraz – the DIY biolab within the hackerspace.
  16. Splatspace in Durham, NC won for being a repeat submission and winner of the Hackerspace Giveaway last year.
  17. Decatur Makers in Decatur, GA won for a successful Kickstarter.
  18. Ocean State Maker Mill in Pawtucket, RI won for their contributions to Marlin firmware.
  19. 757 Makerspace in Norfolk, VA won for being the first makerspace set up as a Benefit Corporation.
  20. The Maker Station in Marietta, GA won for participation in EDexpo 2015.
  21. FabLab Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany won for developing their LabAutomation System, aka LabNet.
  22. CT Hackerspace in Watertown, CT won for their work on the open dource hardware project, "Open Sesame."
  23. Dlabs in Zaragoza, Spain won for their work with OpenCuriosity2014.
  24. SpaceLab in Mokena, IL won for Project Libity, a crowdsourced game controller
  25. CoLAB/Hackerspace Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh, Cambodia won for helping test new open hardware Arduino shields and giving feedback on early prototypes.
  26. Staten Island Makerspace in Staten Island, NY won for their 3D printing truck.
  27. Makerspace Urbana in Champaign, IL, USA won for working on a AA battery-powered 3D printed soldering iron.
  28. ProtoSpace Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands won for holding the RepRap masterclass.
  29. Accomack TEC Hub in Onancock, VA won for sending CubeSats into space (with future LulzBot parts).
  30. Stratum 0 in Braunschweig, Germany won for their work on Boardgames for the Blind.
  31. Umea Hackerspace in Umea, Sweden won for the maintenance of GNUsocial.
  32. base48 in Brno, Czech Republic won for Smoothieboard, an open hardware board for 3D printers.
  33. FreesideATL in Atlanta, GA won for being a repeat winner and cool cosplay projects.