Pangloss Wood Lab is a 90m2 shared wood workshop that offers professional woodworking machines to association members. It is located in the center of Sergy (01610) in the Pays de Gex. The workshop exists as a complement to the Pangloss FabLab in Ferney-Voltaire.
The workshop is accessible seven days a week, but the large (noisy) machines can only be used during the hours regulated by the municipality of Sergy. All the tools, except the digital machines, are made available with the workspace and included in the prices.
We have a range of different machines in the woodlab, suitable for different types of project, from hobbyist to professional. We do not (yet) sell material for making your projects, but may have small scrap/leftover pieces for testing. Before using a machine, you will need to be trained by the lab manager. Use of machines is on a first come first served basis. Hand tools, and portable electric tools are also available. Members must supply their own wood, sandpaper and glue.
Pangloss membership – annual 30 Euros
Wood Lab workshop access – 5 Euro/hour per pack of 10 hours (valid for 6 months)
Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for one month – 50 Euros
Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for 12 months – 500 Euros
The Fab Charter
What is a fab lab?
Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication
What’s in a fab lab?
Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared
What does the fab lab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one lab
Who can use a fab lab?
Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs
What are your responsibilities?
safety: not hurting people or machines
operations: assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab
knowledge: contributing to documentation and instruction
Who owns fab lab inventions?
Designs and processes developed in fab labs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from
How can businesses use a fab lab?
Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a fab lab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success