From the idea to prototype, Buinho FabLab is the place where you can work without distractions in an inspiring environment.

We envision FabLabs as important stakeholders for local development, attracting talent, and raising the connectivity in rural territories. Also, Buinho is one of the very few FabLabs in Portugal to offer to visit residents and educators full and free access to the fablab’s technologies and knowledge. All of this while enjoying the quietness and intimate atmosphere of Messejana.

Spaces and Equipment

The main Buinho FabLab is located in the Buinho house and is divided into two main spaces:


The primary workshop is furnished with robust machinery, including a CNC router, a powerful 100W laser cutter, machinery for plastic recycling via the Precious Plastic method, as well as an assortment of other tools and power tools for woodwork and machine building. For a more comprehensive equipment list, please find the download link provided at the bottom of the page.


The studio features an array of resources, including eight distinct 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, digital embroidery tools, a spacious plotter for large-scale printing, a variety of Arduino and Raspberry boards, soldering equipment, an assortment of electronics, sensors, and various components suited for creative ventures.
Additionally, our studio is equipped with two iMac computers, one PC equipped with graphic and product design software, and a compact library stocked with books covering topics related to art, design, and management.

We offer technical support and weekly introduction workshops to our residents.

Buinho is actively engaged in various national and global networks, prominently including the Portuguese Fablabs Network, the MIT FabLab Network, ResArtis, Vulca, and the European Creative Hubs Network.