Workshop reports: News from Fablabs and the maker scene
The Chaos Communication Congress will only be held virtually for the second time, and many fablabs and hackspaces have extended their Christmas holidays – or are only open to members on 2G-Plus terms. However, two projects have recently started: mobile fab labs are underway in Lausitz and a new makerspace is to be created in Erlangen.
Repair, conserve, invent
How can we keep the things we love for longer? What can everyone do to tackle the growing drought? And what ideas are there for more mobility? The project will address these and other questions over the next two years. Mobile fab labs in Lausitz (MoFab) employs. For this provides Network of open workshops in Brandenburg its workshops available – or go there with a mobile Fablab.
To launch the project, several mobile makerspaces met at the end of October on the Cottbus Altmarkt: the makerkutsche in southern Brandenburg, the Fabmobil in eastern Saxony and the mobile Fablab in Potsdam. In addition, lathes and a jigsaw could be tested on a cargo bike from the TH Brandenburg. The temporary ‘Castle of the Wagons’ was complemented by an exhibition on the theme of open material, with items such as the MNT Reform laptop, the Showerloop self-cleaning shower and the handcrafted wind turbine. The project will now be launched in Lusatia over the next few months under the slogan âRepair, Preserve, Inventâ. In addition to the exhibition, Repair CafÃ©s and workshops will advertise the open material and repair.
At the start of 2022, a funding program for open hardware will finally start, with which six groups of projects are supported. Emphasis should be placed on equipment that solves local problems in rural areas and small towns or improves the culture of repair.
Key collection in Erlangen
In Erlangen he has Operating Association the keys to that Clearinghouse and doing (ZAM) from the city to get there so that you can set up your makerspace in the future. The ZAM will be located in the premises of the former Greiner store, bought by the city. After a renovation, various workshops are to be built here, for example for prototyping, electronics, metalworking and textiles. Creative and artistic exchanges should be possible as well as workshops and educational offers from other local initiatives and municipal institutions. With an area of ââover 3000 square meters, there will certainly be plenty of space for this in the ZAM.
The ephemeral space was created in summer 2020 ex carpet a new experimental room for a short period, which continued in 2021 with the âshow roomâ in the former Pfeiffer leather goods store. Since March 2021, there is a project leader in the form of the association of operators. Further development is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior under the âPost-Corona-Stadtâ program. The necessary work in fire protection and security will likely last until 2023 – by then the manufacturers’ plans should be admired again and again in ZAM’s showcase.
Traveling cinema: Uprising of things
The Ensemble Materialtheater in Stuttgart is looking for repair cafes to screen the film âUprising of Thingsâ. It is about the relationship between people and their objects, about choice, rejection and rebellion. The film is 25 minutes long and requires a room that can be darkened and is at least 20 square meters in size. The traveling cinema is provided by the physical theater.
Insurance for repair cafes
There is now an insurance policy for Austrian Repair CafÃ©s which must protect against damage resulting from unsuccessful repairs. The offer of the insurer helvetia is free, but the cafes must communicate statistical data on their repairs to the reuse and repair network Austria.
The state of Bremen is looking for exciting ideas in the field of 3D printing. In addition to companies, individuals based in Bremen can also participate. There is a separate category for schoolchildren’s projects. In addition to projects already completed, sketches and drafts can also be offered. The registration deadline is February 28, 2022.
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