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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!).

For the use of the metal and woodworking shop, a General Safety Instruction (GSI) is mandatory.

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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

Lukas Winter completed the HTBLA for Aviation Technology in Eisenstadt and is responsible at Happylab for 3D printing, laser cutting, Textile Lab (embroidery machine and sewing machines), plastic processing, hobby workshop (including CNC milling), and Autodesk Fusion 360.

Martin Unterberger is a trained carpenter and technical draftsman and has already gained a lot of experience in various manufacturing companies. At Happylab, he is responsible for woodworking & metalworking, finishing, and prototype development.

Andreas Wildmann completed the HTL Leonding for Electronics and is responsible at Happylab for electronics and knowledge transfer. He is happy to advise you on topics related to microcontrollers, embedded systems, IoT, and PCB manufacturing.

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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 Fridays starting at 3 pm and 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)

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

Cutting plotter creative workshop - Create your own T-shirt  (from age 8)

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

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

Woodturning - put your hand to the wood! (from 8 years)

Wood racer Rallye - The hot race for victory! (from 6 years)

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SUmmer camp for Kids

"Do it yourself" - this is the motto under which summer camps for children from 8 to 14 years old take place in our Happylab!

Summer Holiday program for kids (Age 8 - 14)

Dates for 2024: 22.07.24 - 26.07.24 + 05.08.24 - 09.08.24

This exciting summer week at Happylab is all about "Do it yourself". During the week-long summer camps, the children become real makers themselves and get to know our makerspace and all its equipment. There are two themed weeks: "3D printing, electronics and textile design" and "Calliope mini - build and program your robot"

Every day, a new project is tackled and together we screw, solder, plot and tinker. The children can also let off steam creatively at the same time. In the afternoon, it's off to the park, the museum or a fun park - depending on their 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 and during summer in July & August) 

Time: 4 - 6 pm

No registration necessary!

Together with our repair experts 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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School of makers

In our School of Makers, makers from the Happylab Community share their knowledge on various subjects. The workshops impart creative and artistic skills, as well as technical expertise in working with machinery and software.


How to make running shoes for Vienna Marathon

27th of February 2024, 5.30 - 7.30 pm

Did you know you can make your own running shoes using Happylab equipment? Come and meet the OpenFootwear Team who are behind the World’s fastest open source running shoes! During this workshop, you’ll learn about the process, materials, and tools you need to become a true digital shoe maker! Let’s MAKE it!

Workshop Host: Juraj Suska (Open Footwear)

Language: English

Learning electronics from scratch

9th of April, 6 pm - 10 pm

Have you ever wondered about the fundamentals of electronics? Would you like to know more, but you're not sure where to start? Discover circuits, components, and systems in this hands-on course using real electronic boards!

This hands-on session aims to bridge the gap between theory and real-world application, providing participants with valuable practical experience. Whether you're interested in hobbyist projects or preparing for advanced studies, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the exciting world of electronics.

Workshop Host: Jon García Aguado

Language: English


April 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2024

If you don't want to spend endless hours figuring out Autodesk Fusion 360, then this workshop series is the right place for you. With the individual course modules, it's possible to learn Fusion 360 flexibly, effectively, and efficiently.

The following modules are offered:

*FOUNDATION COURSE – From installation to the first 3D printed part

*ADVANCED SKETCH CREATION – From two-dimensional design to three-dimensional components

*MACHINING – Understanding turning and milling parts for manufacturing

*ASSEMBLY – From individual components to complex assemblies

*FREEFORM SURFACES – From the sculpted idea to the finished 3D part rendering

Workshop Facilitator: Christoph Haidinger, who has been independently conducting Fusion 360 courses since 2020.

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Strengthen your team spirit at Happylab! Our tailor-made teambuilding events offer a unique opportunity to get creative and innovative together. In our modern Makerspace, your team members can work on their teamwork and communication in a playful way and unleash their creative potential.

After a tour of the Happylab and a short introduction to the Maker movement, it's time for project work in small groups. There are various workshops to choose from: from building a magic table to designing furniture to designing individual bracelets.

Let your team grow together at Happylab.

We look forward to seeing you!