the Future Gadgets Lab is a pseudo-organization founded by Rintaro Okabe in the year 2010. It is located in Akihabara, in an apartment rented from Yugo Tennouji above the Braun Tube Workshop.
According to Okabe, the main objective of the Future Gadget Lab is the creation of the so-called “Future Gadgets”, which are used to plunge the world into chaos. In actuality, however, the Future Gadget Lab does not have any particular objective, and simply acts as a gathering place for Okabe Rintaro and his group of friends. The Future Gadgets are just simple inventions with various offensive uses.
The “Round Table Conferences” are periodic events in which the members of the lab get together to discuss recent developments.
List of members
The members of the Future Gadget Lab are referred to by the term “Lab Mem”, an abbreviation of “Laboratory Member”.
List of Future Gadgets
As part of the promotional material for the Steins;Gate anime adaptation, a website for the Future Gadget Lab replicating the one seen in the visual novel was created, showing the Future Gadgets and Rintaro’s fantasies.
It is worth noting that while two versions of the website exist, one in English and one in Japanese, the English website is very poorly written and contains many grammatical errors—this is a reference to how none of the members of the lab at the time of the website’s creation knew any language other than Japanese.
- Though never actually acknowledged as a Mem Lab in either the visual novels or the anime, several promotional material showcases Yuki as one.
- Names of gadgets and homages taken from the English localization of Steins;Gate