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What is Foulab?

The goal of foulab is to provide its members an environment and resources that allow them to exchange knowledge, ideas and explore new technologies. To that end, the organization will arrange a space which allows its users to collaborate.

We are currently open every Tuesdays after 8pm until midnight for visitors.
In addition we are similarly open, only for the express purpose of helping with projects, every Thursday night.

Become a member!

Foulab is a non-profit organization that aims to provide a collaborative and well-equipped environment that allows its users to explore new technologies while sharing knowledge and ideas.

If you would like to learn more about us, drop on by to our location at Suite 33B, 999 du Collège during our opening hours.

For more info on how to contact us, see the page Contact Foulab.

Support Foulab

Foulab is non-profit organization registered in the province of Quebec. Our funding come from user fees, class or workshop fees and donations. If you are interested in donating equipment or money to Foulab please contact info at foulab.org.

Would You Like To Know More?

Foulab is entirely member run and funded, and has been for nearly 8 years (EST. summer of 2008). It is one of the first Hackerspaces in Canada; along with Hacklab.to and VHS (Vancouver Hacker Space) all created within a couple of weeks of The Last HOPE conference.

Since then the scene has expanded and we've seen various Fablabs/Makerspaces open in the city (Echo Fab, Helios, iMusée's Fablab Inc.).
While opinions differ and definitions are not set in stone, the two differ slightly in that Hackerspaces tend to be more community/members oriented and subversive, while the other tends to run more like coworking spaces. It's a complex topic that is the subject of many discussions. You can read about it more in this dissertation: Peer Production of Open Hardware: Unfinished Artefacts and Architectures in the Hackerspaces (specially the section titled 'Shared machine shops compared to hackerspaces').

More hackerspace theory can be found here:
https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Theory