Best described as a “gym for tinkerers and makers,” the nonprofit organization not only provides a physical location for collaboration among people interested in subjects such as robotics, coding and 3-D printing—it also hosts meetups and events for its members. (Courtesy TheLab.ms)
TheLab.ms soft opened in late December at its new, 3,000-square-foot Richardson makerspace, located at 999 Arapaho Road, Ste. 300. The self-described “gym for tinkers and makers'' is a nonprofit organization that provides a space for collaboration among people interested in robotics, coding, hardware hacking, 3-D printing and more. Members have 24/7 access to resources and technology, such as 3-D printers. The group also hosts meetups and events for its members. Formerly located in Plano, TheLab.ms is one of the first new tenants to join the recently doubled Richardson Innovation Quarter, or IQ. It is accepting new members. 469-298-9683. www.thelab.ms
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.