Tinderbox Lab


The Tinderbox Lab is our shared-studio space and programme of activities focusing on digital and electronic media, instrument making, interactive sculptures, game-design and other ideas.

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Drop-in to our Open Studio Sessions:

Bring your own project or join in with a collaborative one exploring topics such as basic electronics & circuits and building simple synthesisers and sound devices.

Monday & Tuesday afternoons, 2-6pm

(Free/donations welcome)

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Basic Use and Safety Training:

Are you interested in learning how to solder electronics, use large tools like drill presses and saws, or work with microcontrollers?

We offer Basic Use and Safety (BUS) Training on different tools and activities in the Lab – if you’d be interested in this please get in touch with us at lab@tinderboxcollective.org to book a time.

This is what we currently offer and we will hopefully offer more in future as we expand the Lab with more equipment:

  • Introduction to Soldering
  • Introduction to Power Tools (hand drills, Dremel, circular saw, drill press)
  • Basic Microcontroller Use (Arduino, Teensy)
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Lab Membership

Are you an artist or creative technologist looking for a space to work with a supportive community of practitioners?

While the Lab gets up and running we are offering FREE workspace to creative technologists and artists looking for workspace.

Join the Lab as a Lab Member to access the Lab space and tools, as well as join an exciting creative community.

Get in touch with us at lab@tinderboxcollective.org to ask about a Lab Membership.

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We can accommodate about 15 people in the lab – please let us know ahead of time (email lab@tinderboxcollective.org) if you would like to come, either to book BUS Training or to visit/use the Lab generally.


Find us at The Ocean Terminal:
We are located on the Ground Floor of the old Debenhams shop (blue car park side of Ocean Terminal)
Access the Lab through the Ground Floor Debenhams shop entrance
If the shop shutters are down – ring Lab buzzer for access and someone will come to let you in

Tinderbox Lab 
The Wee Hub
Ocean Terminal
74 Ocean Dr, Leith

If you would like to get involved email us at lab@tinderboxcollective.org

Or join our mailing list here.

Previously based at Custom House in Leith, the Lab has now moved into shared community working space The Wee Hub, managed by The Living Memory Association.