Welcome to the Computer Deconstruction Lab (CDL), formerly known as the Institute for Exploratory Research (IXR). We are a Makerspace and Podcast Studio down the Jersey Shore. Below is a picture of our front door (night time) behind the fence of InfoAge/Camp Evens. When we're open the main gate is open. And we have plenty of parking.
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CDL is open on Mondays nights and most Saturdays and Sundays! Give us a call on 732-456-5001 before your visit to make sure!
All visitors to the makerspace are required to mask as per the State of New Jersey requirements and maintain appropriate social distancing while in the building
The Computer Deconstruction Lab - CDL
CDL is a 501.3c non-profit Makerspace / Hackerspace and podcasting studio down the Jersey Shore. Located at the InfoAge Science and History Learning Center. We are an open collective of geeks, artists, and techie-creative-types who come together to share tools, resources, knowledge, and ideas.
We embrace the sharing of ideas and innovation, and that includes open source hardware and software. We also host workshops and run classes on a bunch of topics. CDL and is open to the public, walk-ins are welcome. A donation of $30 is suggested if you stay and participate. We do have yearly membership as well.
BTW, the only difference between a makerspace and a hackerspace is that a hackspace encourages "Hey look what I found, what can we do with it? How about hit it with a rock and see what happens?" (Yes, that was a Galaxy Quest reference). All spaces encourage people working collaboratively together. Even people working on there own projects can pick the brains of the other people in the space.
There will be more here as the membership grows.
- Smart Home Project - Various Smart Home Technology used in the CDL lab.
Our CDL boasts a lab space with various equipment and despite being a bit disorganized contains a great many tools and equipment for working on electronic projects. At the moment we have 6 3D printers and lots of tools.
The CDL Podcast Studio. A complete podcast studio. We have upgraded various equipment but I don't have pictures yet. Someday I hope to have a makerspace podcast running.
The CDL Classroom, dedicated to Nick Lordi's wife.
A map for the InfoAge Campus (CDL is in #11, Building 9059)
- The Comp Decon Lab Blog
- Official Computer Deconstruction Lab
- Track It Forward
- Get Directions (Google Maps) - Reference: Rt 18, Exit 7 or 7A Brighton Ave