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Status active
Country Canada
State or District Ontario
City Kitchener
Date of founding 2009/07/09
Last Updated 2023-03-15
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145 Bedford Rd
N2G 3A3 Kitchener

Number of members 145
Membership fee $55/month + HST (CDN)
Size of rooms 8650 ft²
Members Doc, Dscassel, Egerlach, JPotts, Punkin3.14
Open to Exchanges? maybe
Open to Residencies? yes
Residencies Contact
Location 43° 26' 16.08" N, 80° 28' 36.84" W

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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. In February 2019 we moved into our best space yet, on Bedford Rd in Kitchener.


  • ~8650 sqft of space split into seven main areas: Front Room/Lounge, Fabtronics (Fabric Arts and Electronics), Kitchen, Studio Spaces, Layup/Work Area, Wood Shop, Metal Shop, plus a new space we're deciding how to grow into.
  • 24×7 access and on-site project storage for members
  • Tonnes of work tables
  • Smoking fast wifi

Some of our equipment:[edit]

  • 80W Laser Cutter (G. Weike), 80W Laser Cutter (Mako), 2x 40W Laser Cutter (Mako) (being commissioned)
  • 2x Cubicon Single Plus 3D printers
  • 4x4' CNC Router
  • Sienci Longmill CNC Router
  • Dedicated electronics bench w/soldering stations, o-scope, logic analyzer, etc.
  • Well-equipped Fabric Arts area
  • Metalworking area with Brake/shear, Bridgeport Mill, Southbend metal lathe, MIG welding equipment, and a CNC mill being commissioned
  • Woodworking area with large saws, wood lathe, table saw, jointer, planer, routers & drill presses
  • Even more power tools!

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

  • Community Shield Project, 2020 (in partnership with InkSmith)
  • Maker Expo - Waterloo Region (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • 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:

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