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Teaching Labs at Dept. of. Computer Science

  • PROTOLAB - Building 5365 (Stibitz)
  • FORMLAB - Building 5362 (Chomsky)

Important information about lab access spring 2021

UPDATE (21st of May 2021):

Following the new reopening plan, stating that students are allowed in full-time, we have decided to continue with the current lab setup due to still having to follow Corona guidelines and social distancing requirements.

Bookings are now available from the 22nd of May to the 15th of June. Lab is open from 9-21 every day, including weekends, for students in ITPDP, Innovation Project, or who have booked a time slot.

ITPDP students should still share their workstation in Chomsky, but can book workstations in Stibitz1 and Stibitz2 through the Doodle below.

Please remember that the general study facilities are open, so focus lab work in the labs, and do group work elsewhere - there is no need to occupy a slot that someone needed for lab work. 

Make sure to follow the current guidelines on the AU Corona Page. Make sure to have a negative test no older than 72 hours. Make sure to adhere to the 1-meter distancing requirement.

New information about lab access from week 15 is available. Setup is different from Q1:

LAB F2021 RULES AND OVERVIEW SLIDES (Last updated 13th of April 2021)

Make sure to read, re-read, re-familiarize and double-check the  slides with lab overview, maximum room capacity, rules and safety before visiting the lab.

Lab access will be restricted in the spring 2021 semester.

It is still possible to access the lab for students attending lab courses/projects, teachers and supervisors. Chomsky is allocated exclusively for itPDP, and Stibitz3 exclusively for Innovation Project. Students in Shape Changing Objects and Spaces, Bachelor Projects and Master Theses are welcome to book a workspace timeslot to do lab work here

https://tinyurl.com/CSLabF2021Q2 (Last updated 21st of May 2021). 

Electricians were doing maintenance on the 17th of May 2021, therefore there was no electricity in PROTOLab and Stibitz1/2 that day. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

During spring 2021 semester labtools employees can be reached in the Stibitz/Chomsky building.

Preliminary Office hours Spring 2021(to be announced):

09.00 - 12.00-13.15 - 16.00-11.00-15.00

During office hours you can always reach labtools employees in the lab or by calling us at 93508274 or email: labtools@cs.au.dk

Labtool staff spring 2021

Tobias EllingAron BaldvinssonOliver SchmahlSindri ArngrimssonMalthe Thorhauge

Lab Coordinator

Simon Møller Christensen

Lab Coordinator Department of Computer Science

Equipment Booking

Book available equipment and components through our equipment-booking system, or get the app:


Lab license

In order to be able to use the labs, it is required that students have a license. The license for FORMLab is given during the fall semester, whereas the license for PROTOLab is given during the spring semester. Once acquired, the licenses give you unlimited access to the labs. If you are interested in getting the license for the labs, and are affiliated with Department of Computer Science, then please contact us at labtools@cs.au.dk.

What Labtools Will Help Acquire and What to Purchase Yourselves

Students at IT-Product Development spend a lot of time in the labs, and to build prototypes you need to have specific components available. 


In our lab facilities, you will be able to find free and available equipment, materials and components including wire, soldering tin, headers, pins, jumper cables, resistors, transistors, filament for 3D printers etc.

Labtools equipment and components

Labtools have a huge selection of components, electronics, boards, sensors and actuators - and you are more than welcome to borrow these. Labtools often expands the inventory, and if you have components that you need for a project, that you also feel would be a good addition to our lab inventory, then please contact Lab Coordinator Simon.

What to invest in yourselves

Since students in project courses generally do not spend anything on books, you are expected to spend some money for some courses, on things like electronic kits, tools, wood/acrylic and special components. Investing in these early on will be a huge benefit for future courses. 

Allocated budget for certain projects?

There is NO allocated budget per group for projects like ITPDP, Innovation Project or Master's Thesis.
This does not mean that we can't help acquire components, materials or equipment for your projects, but it has to make sense for the lab to do the investment, and not just for your project. Please contact Simon if you have requests and/or questions. 

Some courses have special arrangements, if you have been informed about such an arrangement, please contact the course responsible for this.