The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa is an IRS qualified 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, not-for-profit entity located in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood of Tulsa. Fab Lab Tulsa provides community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 300 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 50 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States. Furthermore, Fab Lab Tulsa is one of the top labs globally in terms of leadership, organization, support, size and capabilities, and an excellent example of the impact a fab lab can make on a community. Sherry Lassiter, Director of the Fab Foundation, who visited Tulsa shortly after our grand opening celebration in September of 2011 indicated that the Fab Lab in Tulsa will serve as a model for building community-based Fab Labs around the world going forward.