Manchester Digital Laboratory is a not-for-profit grassroots digital innovation organisation based in Manchester, UK.

36-40 Edge Street
Manchester
M4 1HN
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Upcoming Events

Now and next at MadLab

Monday 25 September

Tech & Tea at Critchley Cafe, Swinton

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Manchester Amnesty

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.

Patch Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Tuesday 26 September

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 27 September

CiviCRM Meetup

CiviCRM is an open source donor and contact management solution for non profits and member organisations.

EtsyMCR

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.
Thursday 28 September

Intermediate WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Take your WordPress site to the next level

Introduction to 3D Printing: Make a Keyring at MadFabLab

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to 3D printing
Friday 29 September

Tech & Tea at Height Library, Salford

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Tech & Tea at St James Parish Church, Higher Broughton

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Saturday 30 September

Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8 - 12)

Learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.

Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for children aged 13+)

Learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.
Sunday 01 October

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 02 October

Tech & Tea at Critchley Cafe, Swinton

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Bitcoin Manchester

A meetup for Bitcoin users, miners, buyers, sellers or anyone else otherwise interested in Bitcoin in the North West.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tuesday 03 October

Manchester Learning Angular

Learning Angular is a forum for coders keen to get to grips with a relatively new platform for web app development.

Manchester React User Group

The Manchester React User Group is an opportunity for React.js developers to get together and discuss the latest in the world of the popular JavaScript UI library, its ecosystem, along with other similar libraries.
Wednesday 04 October

Tech & Tea at St Mary's Church

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

MancJS

Manc.JS is Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.
Thursday 05 October

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

NWTCG

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.
Friday 06 October

Tech & Tea at Height Library, Salford

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Tech & Tea at St James Parish Church, Higher Broughton

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Sunday 08 October

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 09 October

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.
Tuesday 10 October

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.
Wednesday 11 October

Tech & Tea at St Mary's Church

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group

A volunteer run support group for anyone in Manchester who is affected by severe mental illness, whether as a carer or service user.

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

SpecFic

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Thursday 12 October

Eco Home Lab

We use open-source hardware and software to better understand our homes and how they work.

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.
Friday 13 October

Tech & Tea at Height Library, Salford

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Tech & Tea at St James Parish Church, Higher Broughton

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Saturday 14 October

Introduction to Arduino at MadFabLab

Try your hand at coding with electronics
Sunday 15 October

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 16 October

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.
Tuesday 17 October

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Manchester SciFi Book Club

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.
Wednesday 18 October

Tech & Tea at St Mary's Church

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.

Manchester Wordpress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thursday 19 October

North West Ruby User Group

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Python North West

Python North West is a user group for the Python programming language. Welcoming Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages!
Friday 20 October

Tech & Tea at Height Library, Salford

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Sunday 22 October

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 23 October

Manchester Amnesty Group

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.
Tuesday 24 October

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 25 October

Etsy Manchester

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.

Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8 - 12)

Learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.

Code-A-Drone Workshop at MadFabLab (for children aged 13+)

Learn how to create your own drone controller by programming commands that enable a mini drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, take photos and land safely.
Thursday 26 October

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Intermediate WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Take your WordPress site to the next level

Introduction to 3D Printing: Make a Keyring at MadFabLab

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to 3D printing
Sunday 29 October

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 30 October

Patch: Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Wednesday 01 November

NaNoWriMo Manchester

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

Manc.JS

Manc.JS is Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.
Thursday 02 November

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

North West Technical Communicators

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.
Sunday 05 November

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 06 November

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tuesday 07 November

Manchester React User Group

The Manchester React User Group is an opportunity for React.js developers to get together and discuss the latest in the world of the popular JavaScript UI library, its ecosystem, along with other similar libraries.

Manchester Angular Workshop

Learning Angular is a forum for coders keen to get to grips with a relatively new platform for web app development.
Wednesday 08 November

Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group

A volunteer run support group for anyone in Manchester who is affected by severe mental illness, whether as a carer or service user.

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Thursday 09 November

Eco Home Lab

We use open-source hardware and software to better understand our homes and how they work.

NaNoWriMo Manchester

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Build your first website with WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Learn the basics of WordPress and start to build your own site
Saturday 11 November

Introduction to Arduino at MadFabLab

Try your hand at coding with electronics
Sunday 12 November

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 13 November

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Tuesday 14 November

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.
Wednesday 15 November

Manchester WordPress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thursday 16 November

North West Ruby User Group

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Python North West

Python North West is a user group for the Python programming language. Welcoming Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages!
Sunday 19 November

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 20 November

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.
Tuesday 21 November

Manchester SciFi Book Club

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Wednesday 22 November

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.
Thursday 23 November

NaNoWriMo Manchester

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

Advanced WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

If WordPress is your business – as a developer, power-user, or marketing pro – this is the course for you
Sunday 26 November

Salford and Manchester Weekend Code Club

An opportunity for children to get their first taste of programming, teaching them fun and interesting projects that will develop their computing skills.
Monday 27 November

Manchester Amnesty Group

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.

Patch: Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Tuesday 28 November

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 29 November

Etsy Manchester

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!
Thursday 30 November

NaNoWriMo Manchester

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Introduction to 3D Printing: Make a Keyring at MadFabLab

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to 3D printing
Thursday 07 December

Build your first website with WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Learn the basics of WordPress and start to build your own site

Latest News

Updates, opinions & ephemera from the MadLab hivemind

Revenge of the Code Club, Episode III!

Posted by Team MadLab, 2 days ago

Code Club is back from its summer hols to teach the 9-11 year olds of Salford and Manchester the ways of Scratch, HTML, Python, Arduino, and more.

Donations update!

Posted by Team MadLab, 17 days ago

An enormous thank you to Manchester React for putting in an amazing donation in the form of a brand new projector! This will benefit both us as a venue, as well as all the community groups who use our space. You guys are the best!

Make Stuff goes to Peshawar!

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Make Stuff has gone international! The team has been delivering workshops in public schools in Peshawar, North East Pakistan.

3 Month Internship position at MadLab

Posted by Claire Dodd, about 1 month ago

Venue Assistant  Three Months (paid) Are you 24 or under and long-term unemployed (minimum of three months*),

Future Energy Summit

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

  MadLab will be at Future Energy Summit in Folkestone next month.

MadFabLab’s Extended Opening Hours

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Drumroll please . . . You talked, we listened, and we’re happy to announce that we are now officially EXTENDING OUR OPENING HOURS!!

MadLab needs YOU! Here’s how you can help

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

We’re looking at raising funds through donations to take what we do to the next level. Read on to find out how you can make a difference.

WOO! Budget for new kit. Your suggestions needed

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

We recently received a super-generous donation from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, and super-mysterious. He/she/the magic unicorn of benevolence has asked that we put this towards new audio-visual equipment: projectors, screens, audio-recording devices, and so on – so that we have ‘a kick-ass future-proof system.’

NEW: Permanent desks available at MadFabLab

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Hacker? Maker? Small business? Looking for a space to design and prototype your next product? We have four desks available in the MadFabLab, Manchester city centre’s only FabLab.

MadFabLab Courses Have Landed

Posted by Team MadLab, 2 months ago

If you have an interest in digital innovation, tinkering with electronics, or just fancy having some fun with the laser cutter, then look no further than MadFabLab. Our brand spanking new courses and workshops have been created to help get you started on your digital making journey.