summer internships 2015

Different projects were developed by the students during their exploratory learning process through the world of digital fabrication in our FabLab. Here is the output of 2 relevant projects that they conceived using the available CAD software, some 3D printers, a laser cutter and a vinyl cutter.

Thanks to Photis Avrilionis [EURSC] for preparing a great starting point of the ‘open lab wall’ project & Diogo Lança [UNI.LU/FSTC] for all the research behind the development of the portable fan & the micro-turbines prototype, among many other works.

interested in a WINTER INTERNSHIP?  contact us via: fablablux [at] technoport [dot] lu

 

The OSCar (FabToyCar) Project

The OScar (FabToyCar) is an open source project developed in the Technoport | FabLab Luxembourg.

3 mutations of the initial laser cut toy car were generated to provide a program for the 3 cycles of FabLab Kids SUD workshops during the 2nd trimester 2014. The latest version of this project (a robotic one) was conceived during the FabJam 2014 and the results are presented at the Fab10 Festival 2014.

The 1st version of this project is launched now in Open Design under a Creative Commons 4.0 (CC-BY-SA) and you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

All you need to fabricate this car is:

1. download the dxf files.
2. find a 4mm thick PMMA (acrylic) sheet.
3. go to a FabLab or try to find a laser cutter in your neighborhood.
4. execute the files and cut your FabToyCar (OSCar-v1)
5. you’ll need a DC motor, wires and a 2xAA battery pack.

FAB LAB LUXEMBOURG TEAM:
Rodolfo Baïz / Tom Schmit / Max Schmit

Creative Commons License
FabToyCar by Technoport | FabLab-Luxembourg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/FabLab-Luxembourg/OSCar-v1.

Laser Cutting Masterclass II edition

PROUD Laser cutting Masterclass II

Each 4 hours session starts from a custom jpeg or vector file. Participants will be guided step by step to prepare the data in order to properly execute them with the laser cutting machine. The objective of this masterclass is to experiment with CAD/CAM processes on different kinds of materials.

This 2nd cycle of 3 Masterclasses will be held simoultaneously with BUDA::lab (Kortrijk-BE) and we will be streaming the event via the MCU channel for FabLabs (videoconference) to share the experience and results.

LASER CUTTING MASTERCLASS N° 1:

Surface treatments and etching

REGISTER HERE for Thursday November 13, 2014

LASER CUTTING MASTERCLASS N° 2:

Joinery & Hinges to create 3D products

REGISTER HERE for Tuesday November 25, 2014

LASER CUTTING MASTERCLASS N° 3:

Compliance & Flexibility to create spring and bend in materials

REGISTER HERE for Thursday December 11, 2014

not convinced? please have a look to the previous edition of the PROUD laser cutting masterclass!

EQUIPMENT:

Every participant should bring his/her own laptop with a CAD software installed (e.g. Inkscape, Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, etc.). For digital fabrication, a CO₂ laser cutter is available @fablablux: LS-1080-K 60w / Dimensions: 1000 x 800 mm

CONTACT:

Rodolfo Baïz – FabLab Manager at Technoport

rodolfo.baiz@technoport.lu


This workshop is part of PROUD INTERREG IVB project

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3D printed piece for a microscope

Robert Lemor (Local Advisory Board Member) visited us some days ago to print a model with the MakerBot Replicator. You’ll find here below some images of his application and quite interesting results.

“The piece serves for connecting a webcam (Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass) to an antique microscope (Leitz Wetzlar ca 1880). The last picture is an image taken from the camera on the microscope. It shows a unicellular protozea (Paramecium aurelia).”

Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade (7 & 8 Sept)

Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade – Meuse-Rhine Euregion

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September in Discovery Center Continium

What is a Maker?

Everyone is a ‘maker’ and has the ability to produce or create something himself, to come up with new ideas and realize them. Nowadays, people have access to technology and knowledge via the internet so they increasingly try to create things at home. ‘Makers’ devise clever things to make life easier. They do so either by themselves or with the help of others. Regardless if it is about producing LED dragonflies out of connectors, designing and producing individual buttons, playing with Lego or copying their faces in 3D, it can all be done. A ‘maker’ is someone who makes something, it may be sensible or absurd, but it will always be something creative. The concept originally comes from the USA, where Maker Faires have been known since 2006. At the first Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade you can explore your makership during one of the workshops, or stroll along a great variety of stands to enjoy the innovative ideas of the many makers present.

Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade

A Maker Faire is an event for all age groups at which technology fans, amateurs, parents, handymen, inquisitive people, creative people, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and students come together. All these ‘makers’ come to a Maker Faire to show what they have produced and to share what they have learnt. The visitors are invited to create something together with the ‘makers’. The DIY-principle is the main thing. Together with the experts visitors can achieve a lot during the region’s first Maker Faire: the Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade – Meuse-Rhine Euregion. Make nice, new things with the help of experienced ‘makers’ and discover your hidden talents. The Faire is both for children and grown-ups. We are all ‘makers’!

Taking part

Your curiosity has been aroused and you would like to participate as a ‘maker’ in the Maker Faire Kerkrade? Apply via maker@kerkrademakerfaire.eu. State your name, age, address and what you would like to do. Taking part as a ‘maker’ is free. Not only ‘makers’ are welcome to participate, we are also looking for volunteers to supervise workshops, to man information points, to set up and dismantle stands, etc. etc. Applications for these activities can also be made via the above email address. Check our Facebook page for the latest news. Practical information for visitors The Maker Faire Kerkrade will be held in Discovery Center Continium on 7 and 8 September from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs (you can get to the Continium easily by car or public transport). During the workshops visitors will mainly ‘look’ with their hands. Admission for the event is free, if you have a ticket for the Continium (go to www.continium.nl. for information about admission fees). You will, however, be asked to register. After registration you will receive a wristband and a floor plan. The wristband allows you to take part in the workshops. Information on the event will be put on the Facebook page of the Mini Maker Faire Kerkrade – Euregio Maas-Rijn. In case you have further questions, please send us an email at info@kerkrademakerfaire.eu

 

 

FabJam / Urban Farming ILR project

Industrial Landscape Rehab
Interventions on post-industrial structures with a modular system including pigeons’ nests and vertical gardens.
technique: laser cutting
material: MDF 3mm

By Rodolfo Baïz, Lynn Schammel, Diego De Biasio, Olivier Zephir, Roberto Pagani and Patrice Caire in FabLab Luxembourg.

FabJam x OuiShare Fest – 4th may 2013 from nod-A on Vimeo.

http://fabjam.org/

CoDesign Master Class & Seminar (16 May)

It is generally recognized that the quality of the product or service
increases if the stakeholders’ interests are considered in the
complete design process.

This event will explain what co-design is and how it can be
utilized to improve a product or a service, or how to optimize an
organization or a development process. It will show how design
professionals empower, encourage and guide users and clients
to develop solutions together. It addresses entrepreneurs, project
managers and designers of small and medium sized companies.

MASTER CLASS: 9am – 12pm (EN)
by Dr. Leon Cruickshank and Gemma Coupe of
ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University

SEMINAR: 14pm – 18pm + networking (EN)
Co-design company cases by: Capital-D, Steelcase, Tom Hynek,
Dupont de Nemours, Peter Troxler, De Heren van Design, Sobitat

FAB LA B LUXEMBOURG DEMO: 9am – 12pm (FR, EN)
Possibility to visit in parallel

entrance is free of charge –

REGISTRATION required (until 13 may 2013) via events@luxinnovation.lu or

+352 43 62 63 1 – Specify the event you want to attend!
More information: www.luxinnovation.lu/evenements
Luxinnovation is partner of PROUD : People Researchers
Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation
www.proudeurope.eu

Contact: Jan Glas, Luxinnovation, jan.glas@luxinnovation.lu

FabJam / OuiShare Fest

are you ready for a creative fab-sprint?

Join us for the first one-day event that brings together fabspaces from all over the world on May 4th.

 

FabJam is organised together with OuiShare and will be happening in parallel to the OuiShare Fest taking place in Paris . http://ouisharefest.com/#speakers

OuiShare as community has its origins in circles working on topics like Collaborative Consumption & Production. This event will have a strong presence of Makers and we could coordinate together raising awareness about the importance of this movement and its consequent emergent economy!

It’s time to have fun! Let’s embrace the community spirit by doing something together.

This is not about the high level of digital fabrication itself but about the creative spirit of all the people involved.

The event is coordinated by Christopher Santerre, Justyna Swat and the FabLab community.

Official Opening / Schedule (April 23rd)

EVENT SCHEDULE

• Part I
– 19:30 – Fab Lab Luxembourg – Rodolfo Baïz
– 19:45 – BeNe[Lux] Fab Labs – Ton Zijlstra
– 20:05 – Fab Lab Barcelona – Tomás Diez
• Part II
– 20:30 – Lunch / drink
• Part III
– 20:35 – Visit of the Fab Lab – Group 1
– 20:45 – Visit of the Fab Lab – Group 2
– 20:55 – Visit of the Fab Lab – Group 3
– 21:05 – Visit of the Fab Lab – Group 4

 

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the Official Opening of the Fab Lab Luxembourg within the Technoport, located at Esch/Belval. During this event two members of our international Advisory Board will be holding a couple of short lectures in order to give a clearer idea about the concept behind FabLabs. Tomás Diez is the Fab Lab Barcelona Director and Fab Academy coordinator, and Ton Zijlstra was the chairman of the Fab Lab Foundation for the BeNeLux. Today, Fab Lab Luxembourg is part of the global network of Fab Labs [http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/labs/].We are strongly willing to show you the available facilities and equipment already installed in our locals to share knowledge and experiences, stimulate people’s creativity and materialize any kind of ideas. This is just the beginning of an open prototyping platform that enables a great multidisciplinary and intergenerational dynamic.

Belval