Benny Fab

Last updated February 28, 2022
Address
6400, avenue de Monkland
Montréal, QC H4B 1H3
514-872-3500

Benny Fab is a fab lab (for fabrication laboratory) promoting tool-assisted digital and material creation. Its team of facilitators is here to help you discover technologies and guide you in using the equipment.

Description

Open Access

The Benny Fab is open to everyone wishing to use the equipment it offers (see schedule, above), with staff present to guide visitors. Robotics, programming, digital art and 3D printing are only some of what we have for you.

Programming for Children and Adults

Several workshops and activities both for children and for adults are held each month. Advance registration is required for most activities. To find out more, have a look at the calendar at the bottom of the page, visit the loisirs.montreal.ca website, or contact us.

Schools

Classes are welcome at the lab. We can set up introductory presentations to help children discover new technologies and work with teachers to organize an activity tailored to their class’ needs. Contact us if you are interested in integrating computer science, robotics, 3D modeling or digital creation into your classwork.

Workshops and Support

Be it to learn to use new software for a project, to integrate novel technological tools into your work or to get started on a topic not covered in our regular programming, we can help by offering support. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Reality

Try out virtual reality with one of our VR headsets: the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive. Discover our selection of games and virtual experiences or let your imagination run wild with our 3D modeling and painting tools

Prototyping Support

You have a product or project idea, but don’t know where to start to have it materialize? Set up an appointment with one of our facilitators: our team can give you advice on planning and prototyping.

Available Material

  • 3D printers (Ultimaker 3, Atom)
  • Laptop computers
  • iPad and Apple pencils
  • LEGO WeDo and Mindstorms
  • Arduino and electronic components
  • Micro:bit
  • Makey Makey
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Heat press
  • Wacom Intuos graphics tablet
  • Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet
  • HTC Vive and Oculus Quest VR headsets
  • Brother BM 3730 and SC 9500 sewing machines 
  • Brother Essence VM5200 embroidery machine
  • ScanCut SDX225 cutting machine
  • Green screen and lightboxes
  • Akai mini MK3 MIDI controllers
  • Smartphone recording rig and stabilizer

Available Software

  • Adobe CC, including Photoshop
  • Audio: Reaper, Garageband
  • 3D modeling software: Blender, Fusion 360, Tinkercad
  • Programming: Unity 3D, Scratch, Scratch Junior,  Minecraft Education licences
  • Cutting: Brother CanvasWorkspace
  • Embroidery: PE-DESIGN

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinking fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Elevator
  • Ground-level entrance
  • Wheel-chair accessible

Directions

Benny Fab
6400, avenue de Monkland
Montréal, QC H4B 1H3