fab lab roxbury

/fab ਱ lab ਱ räk ਱ bur ਱ y/


a digital fabrication laboratory containing tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer which enables anyone to make [almost] anything to change their world located in the heart of Boston, known as Roxbury.


Hour of Programming

Local Partners

Students Served


Fab Lab Roxbury of the Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC) is part of the international Fab Lab network of about 1,000 Fab Labs, all of which are aligned with our mission;

Foster innovation in order to help create new ideas, community startups as well as bring existing businesses into the next Industrial Revolution…the Maker Revolution.

The Fab Lab Roxbury nurtures STEM education in collaboration with local non-profits and community organizations, K-12 schools, as well as higher education institutions. Our location in the Bruce C. Bolling Building allows our space to provide non-traditional, hands-on education and 21st Century skill development training on site.

As a student, I’ve enjoyed assisting in classes revolving around electrical engineering and robotics. I’ve been interested in STEAM for most of my life and I love sharing that interest.

Jalen Latimer (BPS '17)

Fab Lab Roxbury Intern

Fab Lab Roxbury is at the heart of the new innovation economy in Roxbury and it’s exciting to be located in the same building as the Boston Public School headquarters. We envision deep and powerful collaborations in the near future.

Sherry Lassiter

Director, Fab Foundation


“The workshops at Fab Lab Roxbury have been an imperative part of our mission. We are proud to offer a developing level of digital fabrication and “maker” programming to instruct, engage, and inspire our community members.” Alessandra Brown

Director, Roxbury Innovation Center

Regular Workshop Registration Deadline








Introduction to CAD

  • Learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) during our 3-week Workshop in order to design and develop digital as well as physical models of your ideas to the public through working hands-on alongside a local non-profit to design solutions for the Roxbury community using Autodesk’s TinkerCAD and Fusion 360.
  • [All Ages]
  • Session #02: Wednesdays | November 1st – November 15th
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Sketching 101

  • Learn hands-on during our 3-week Workshop on how to sketch your ideas using Autodesk’s Sketchbook software, in order to communicate your various project ideas into with a wide audience.
  • [Age: 12+]
  • Session #01: Mondays| October 2nd – October 16th
  • Session #02: Mondays| October 30th – November 13th
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM


Epilog Mini Laser Cutter

The Epilog Legend Series features top-of-the-line CO2 laser systems and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.

FormLabs Form 1 3D Printer

The Form 1+ is an award-winning desktop 3D printer, that makes stereolithography (SLA) printing technology accessible to engineers, designers, and artists. The gold-standard in professional 3D-printing, SLA uses a high-performance laser to harden a light-sensitive polymer, creating ultra-detailed parts with a smooth surface finish.

Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

The Ultimaker 2 is easy and reliable, designed for the best experience in 3D printing. Featuring a .4mm extruder capable of an amazing 20 micron layer resolution, 12 micron XY precision, and 5 micron Z precision.

Roland MonoFab SRM-20 Milling Machine

The Roland SRM-20 MonoFab is a Roland Newest Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) system capable of 3D milling, 2D Milling, and Engraving. The SRM-20 is ideal for a variety of product designs tasks, including model making, rapid prototyping, and small lot production.

Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter

The Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 desktop cutter is precision and efficiency – to the max. With a completely redesigned cutting carriage and blade holder, the GS-24 offers greater stability and a 40% increase in downforce (from 250g to 350g). Translation: you can cut like never before – even on thick, dense substrates. Vehicle Graphics. Signs & Decals. Decorated Apparel. Specialty Graphics. And more.