The Annapolis Innovation Lab

Where ideas come to life!

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About the Lab

Local, exciting, relevant.

The Annapolis Innovation Lab is a 'design and prototyping studio’ and teaching space, where teens, adults and seniors from the community are able to incorporate leading-edge computer-driven tools and technologies to solve engineering challenges in creative scientific, music and visual arts projects.

A Makers' Network

The Annapolis Innovation Lab is the hub at the centre of a 'Makers' Network' for the surrounding region. The Annapolis Innovation Lab located at the Library draws on the wealth of high tech skills in the Annapolis Royal area.

A 24/7 Laboratory

The goal of the Maker Space project is to provide a year-round, seven days a week experimental lab for the whole community to learn new skills and work directly with new technologies. This is an important learning resource for the whole community.

The Directors

The Annapolis Innovation Lab Board (of Directors), composed of representatives from the Makers Network, the Town and the AVRL system, administers the Lab and is responsible for program delivery.


The Academy Innovation Lab creates a more knowledgeable and technologically innovative community through sharing expertise and access to creative technologies.


What's in the Lab?

A wide range of technology is present in the lab. It's all here, just waiting for your ideas and imagination. A place to create, experiment, teach and learn!


Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, seniors and non-engineers.
The Robotics station has everything you need to get started if you are a beginner, and lots of tools (toys) for the experienced builders. Including Lego Robotics, Raspberry Pis and more.

3D Printing

3D printer and replicator, and computers with 3D modeling software.

Graphics and Design

Latest, powerful Apple computer with the current “Adobe Suite” of software. Including; Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.


Windows and Mac computers with the latest DAW software and sounds. Make a beat or control a virtual orchestra. Edit a recording or create the unheard.

Textiles / Fabric Arts

The textile centre for fabric artists, includes a heavy duty sewing machine, drum carder, Bolivar rug hooking fabric cutter, Cricut Maker, yarn swift and ball winder.


Canon DSLR digital still and video camera plus GoPro action/sports camera, and video editing software.

Where to find us

The Annapolis Innovation Lab is located in the Annapolis Royal library space, in the Academy building (formerly the ARRA) - accessed from Ritchie Street.

143 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0
Library telephone number: 902-532-2226

For enquiries, please contact the library, or email

Events Calendar

For the current calendar showing all the upcoming events and activities at the Annapols Innovation Lab, click the link below.
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