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Status active
Country Canada
State or District Ontario
City Kitchener
Date of founding 2009/07/09
Last Updated 2016-11-03
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33 Kent Avenue
N2G 3R2 Kitchener

Number of members 66
Membership fee $50/month + HST (CDN)
Size of rooms 2400 ft²
Members Doc, Dscassel, Egerlach, Punkin3.14
Open to Exchanges? maybe
Open to Residencies? yes
Location 43.442931,-80.477466

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KwartzLabHttp://www.kwartzlab.ca33 Kent AvenueN2G 3R2KitchenerCanada2009/07/09KwartzLab3D Printer
Soldering Iron
Drill Press

Kwartzlab is a hackerspace in Kitchener, Ontario. Our members have a wide range of backgrounds from electronics, programming, wood & metal working, robotics, crafting and more. We opened our doors and hit the ground running October 1st 2009 and haven't stopped since.

October 2016 - Celebrating our seven year anniversary. It's good to be here.


  • ~2400 sqft of space split into three areas – Clean Workroom, Heavy Lab, Lounge/Kitchen/Storage
  • 24×7 access and on-site project storage for members
  • Tonnes of work tables
  • Smoking fast wifi
  • Lots of natural light
  • Garage door
  • Wheelchair accessible from Charles Street

Some of our equipment:[edit]

  • 80W Laser Cutter
  • Makerbot Replicator & other 3D printers
  • 4x4' CNC Router
  • Dedicated electronics bench w/soldering stations, o-scope, logic analyzer, etc.
  • Metalworking area with Brake/shear, Bridgeport Mill & MIG welding equipment
  • Woodworking area with large saws, lathe, routers & drill presses
  • Even more power tools!

A few events we've participated in:[edit]

  • Maker Expo - Waterloo Region (2015, 2016)
  • Southern Ontario Makers & Hackerspace Convention (2009-, hosted 2010 and 2013)
  • Waterloo Mini Maker Faire, 2013 (organized)
  • Toronto Mini Maker Faire
  • Maker Faire Detroit (2010, 2012)
  • Many Ubuntu Canada events & release parties
  • Headshots from the Heart game-a-thon (supporting Child's Play), 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Hacky Halloween - Pumpkin carving & learn-to-solder workshop, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

Drop by during one of our Tuesday Open Nights (every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm) to meet the members, have a tour or bring in a project to work on! Check out our events calendar for upcoming workshops & talks:

This Hackerspace has a Lasercutter

This Hackerspace has a 3D Printer

This Hackerspace has a CNC

This Hackerspace has a Soldering Iron

This Hackerspace has a Drill Press

This Hackerspace has a Lathe