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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+44 (0)161 839 6324

Upcoming Events

Now and next at MadLab

Friday 20 April

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 21 April

Manchester Game Jam

Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in making video games? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us for the next Manchester Game Jam!
Monday 23 April

Tech & Tea at Heraldic Court

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

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 April

Let’s Learn Node Together

Let's Learn Node Together is a group of people interested in learning nodejs.
Wednesday 25 April

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.

Manchester Girl Geeks

A non-profit group which organises networking events, talks & workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science & Technology.
Thursday 26 April

Tech & Tea at 117 Clegs Lane

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Saturday 28 April

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.
Sunday 29 April

Manchester Girl Geeks

A non-profit group which organises networking events, talks & workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science & Technology.
Monday 30 April

Scala Manchester

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

Patch: Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.
Thursday 03 May

Tech & Tea at 117 Clegs Lane

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Thursday 10 May

Tech & Tea at 117 Clegs Lane

Tech & Tea is a digital skills project for over 65s, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme.
Saturday 12 May

Introduction to Arduino at MadFabLab

Try your hand at coding with electronics
Wednesday 16 May

Bid Writing

Led by Laura H. Drane

Aiming to raise funds for projects or operations? Whether you’re new to the bid writing process or want to scale up your applications, this course will equip you to win
Thursday 17 May

Tech & Tea at 117 Clegs Lane

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

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
Thursday 24 May
Wednesday 13 June

Learn to Laser Cut a 3D Model at MadFabLab

Create a simple 3D model using free software and learn how to generate slices for laser cutting.
Thursday 14 June

Intermediate WordPress

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

Take your WordPress site to the next level
Thursday 21 June

Introduction to Vinyl Cutting: Vinyl Laptop Sticker at MadFabLab

In this three hour workshop, you'll learn the process of vinyl cutting from start to finish.
Thursday 13 September

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.

Latest News

Updates, opinions & ephemera from the MadLab hivemind

3 Month Internship position at MadLab

Posted by Team MadLab, 9 days ago

Are you 24 or under and long-term unemployed (minimum of three months), and not currently in education or training? Do you use MadLab, and live in Manchester? Are you available to start immediately? If so, an exceptional opportunity has arisen to join the team.

Fire the laser! Three new course dates announced

Posted by Team MadLab, 22 days ago

We’ve just announced three laser cutting courses to be held in MadFabLab! Ideal for anyone who wants to get to grips with the laser cutter and see their designs come to life. 

Work For MadLab

Posted by Team MadLab, 24 days ago

We’re always looking for people who can bring in their experience, expertise, and passion to grow MadLab.

REVIEW: Introduction to Arduino

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Last weekend MadFabLab was filled with the sound of the Imperial March from Star Wars courtesy of our Introduction to Arduino course. Participants were welcomed into the exciting world of micro computing. It may be small in size, but this bit of kit certainly has a lot to offer!

New WordPress course dates with co-founder Mike Little!

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Good news everybody. We have just announced five more WordPress courses with co-founder Mike Little! If you’re looking to create your own website, build on the skills you already have, or take them to the next level,  then we have the courses for you.

LEGO Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Last week we hosted our first animation workshop with MakoEducation in the MadFabLab, and we think we had some future Pixar employees in our midst!

Guest Blog: Big Ideas Generators Hands-on 3D printing by Andy Powell

Posted by Team MadLab, about 1 month ago

Yesterday I delivered one of the Big Ideas Generators Hands-on 3d printing workshops for Madlab, this is part of a program held at libraries all over Manchester introducing people to TinkerCad and the Ultimaker 2 which is now available in a number of Manchester’s Libraries.

Manchester SciFi Book Club – Next Round of Books

Posted by Daniel Wells, 2 months ago

Hi Everybody! Here are our next round of books – post updated 03/04/18 Provenance by Ann Lecke was originally scheduled as our book for May. However, the paperback will not be published in the UK until 10th July. Therefore I have re-scheduled Dune by Frank Herbet for May and Provenance for October. Please accept my […]

*FREE WORKSHOP* PatternCraft with artist Gemma May Latham

Posted by Team MadLab, 2 months ago

How would you like to feature in a crowdfunding video? On Thursday 22 February, Gemma May Latham is hosting FREE workshops at MadLab and invites you to come and explore programming with punched cards.