Our FabLab already has some experience with Maker Faires, since we are in 2022 were already represented in Sindelfingen. Please refer here and the pictures here (Image no. 24).
This year we're going a little further east instead of south, namely to Heilbronn. The MakerSpace is located there “experiment” and hosts the first Maker Faire of the year. We will show some cool projects, that our members made in the FabLab and even a lecture about the PlayStation 2 and reverse engineering.
The demoscene. A phenomenon mainly from Europe. What is it and how did it come about? How long has the demoscene existed?? We will answer these and other questions at our next event: the Demoscene Night.
There will be a short presentation as an introduction, to show the terms and history of the scene. No fear, the presentation is short and crisp, we don't want to bore you with hundreds of slides. After that we will run various "demos" on classic computers such as e.g. an Amiga 500 show. There are also drinks, Snacks and pizza and hopefully a good party atmosphere.
The Demoscene Night takes place on 8. July (Saturday) directly after the public regulars' table. So here we go 20 o Clock. Participation in the event is free, but we would like to ask for it, you about the calendar entry to register, so we can estimate, How many participants should we expect?. You can find more information in our Wiki.
Our first, official event will take place this Sunday (26.03.) von 15 to 18 o'clock instead!
We will hold an Easter workshop for young and old. In the workshop you can either use finished designs (similar to the pictures) choose, personalize them or create your own motifs. We can then cut the motif out of wood for you with a Makeblock laser cutter. The laser cutter is on loan from the Solectric GmbH from Ubstadt-Weiher.
In addition to the laser cutter, we will also turn on our 3D printer and print out a few little things there as well. Next to the Anycubic Mega X is the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro ready, who can create very high resolution objects out of resin.
Image and rabbit model: Thingiverse / Taurus82
The workshop is free and can be attended without registration. We look forward to seeing you!
We have in December 2022 started a poll, to find out about your wishes for the FabLab Bruchsal. The survey ran until the end of January and meanwhile we have gone through the submissions and discussed them in a board meeting, how and what we can implement.
The first two questions concerned opening hours. Many were unhappy, that both appointments – the members' evening and the public regulars' table – were on Friday night. Saturday afternoon was chosen with an overwhelming majority for a new date. at, the us about Twitter, Facebook or in ours Telegram-follow channel, already know, that we could implement this request immediately. At the same time, we will be open twice as often for our members. The following dates apply with immediate effect:
members evening: every Friday from 20 p.m. until approx. midnight
Public table: every second Saturday from 16 to 20 o Clock
The third question related to our equipment. There was a head-to-head race between a laser cutter and a CNC milling machine. In the end, the laser cutter had one more point. We expected this result and contacted the FabLab Karlsruhe in December, to possibly. her old laser cutter, the “Lasersaur”, to be able to take over. At the same time, we also have one fundraiser started, to be able to finance the laser cutter. A total of over €800 in donations was collected. At this point, a big thank you to everyone, who have donated.
We would like to say a special thank you to the FabLab Karlsruhe express, who gave us massive support, and offered us the laser cutter at a very reasonable price!
And now for the good news: the laser cutter has arrived at the FabLab! We still have to bring it up to speed, 1-2 renew parts, clean up, but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
The laser cutter on the way.There is work to be done.
questions no. 4 and 5 wanted to know, whether you would like to do workshops with us and if so, which ones. The most mentioned workshop (Modeling with Blender) surprised us a bit. We expected the soldering course or the 3D printing basic course to come first. We try our best to design a Blender course, but we can't promise anything at the moment. other courses or. Theme nights are also in preparation. Keep an eye out for the announcements on our social media channels (see below in the menu “The Union”).
The remaining questions were of a more general nature. We received a very positive reception here, that most of the replies came from non-members. Hopefully we will also see these people in the FabLab and maybe. can win as a member.
In the last free text field, a wish confused us a bit. We pondered this for a while, what the author meant by that, a “Electronics vending machines” to provide. In the lab we have many different electronic components in stock, that can be used by members. If we didn't have something right there, feel free to write to us and we will do our best, to get it (if it is of interest to the general public).
Last but not least, we would like to thank all survey participants and hope so, that we can offer you something more through this survey!
We have good news for you: from now on the FabLab is open every week! Instead of the previous two-week rhythm, we are there for you every Friday. Please note, that the new dates every other week are only open to members!
even calendar weeks: Open to members
odd calendar weeks: Open to all
The exact opening hours can be found in the menu below The Union -> Events.
…a giant leap for FabLab Bruchsal. This weekend the time had finally come. after more than 2 Years we were finally able to move into our own clubhouse. For the first time there are tables and heavy-duty shelves – and not to forget: a chill-out area with a coffee machine. Here are a few impressions of the move:
That's just the beginning.
Our board of directors is happy about the space that has been freed up in their basement.
Temporary storage under the stairs.
A few machines are already there.
We have enough monitors.
Internet via mobile phone for the time being. The position ensures good reception.
Table – Puzzle
Where is that supposed to go??
It's a start…
Looks pretty neat.
The most important thing: the coffee-machine.
In the coming weeks we will continue to build up the facility, to be able to open the doors to the public as quickly as possible. We're also working on. an RFID-based entrance controll and are in the process of planning a 3D printing workshop.
Otherwise, I would like to point out our Telegram channel again at this point. Interesting conversations about handicrafts have already arisen there. You can find the link on the home page or below “The Union” -> “Contact”.
To start the year 2022 we have great news for you: we have a clubhouse! Two years after the foundation of the association, we finally have a permanent place where we can move in and offer you the possibilities, which we have planned for so long.
Our clubhouse is 90m2 large, so a lot of space to realize ideas. There is also a larger area behind the building, which could be used for one or the other club party after consultation. We are 3 walking distance from Ubstadt-Weiher train station, located directly on the country road in the direction of Bad Langenbrücken. Exact address will follow later.
There's still a tiny catch: we can only from that 01.04.2022 collect. But it won't be long until then. If we're the last 2 could last for years, will these scarce 3 months no longer affect us!
We are happy to announce, that our FabLab from the Sparkasse Kraichgau for its local engagement in Bruchsal in the course of the work on the common FaceShield project as “Corona-Held” was awarded. The laudation is given by Dr.. Danyal Bayaz MdB held and the certificate was sent to our 2. Board member Jonathan Götz from Mayor Bruchsal's wife Cornelia Petzold-Schick presented.
Many thanks on behalf of the association for this honor and, above all, many thanks to all helpers of the FaceShield project, who were and still are Corona heroes without a certificate!
Three points were decisive for the award:
that we started realizing this project right at the beginning of the Corona period
that we have used innovative manufacturing techniques (3D-print and laser cut)
that the entire project was carried out exclusively on a voluntary basis
From left to right: Jonathan Götz, 2. Board FabLab Bruchsal; Stefan Huber, Hubwerk01; Lukas Wingerberg, 1. Board FabLab Bruchsal
The laser beam burns through a sheet of plexi glass quickly and precisely cutting out a visor pane. Next to it is a 3D printer, of such an incubator looks. In it, just the frame is created, in which the plastic disc is clamped later. Then only a perforated strip of rubber must be attached to the frame, its length can be adjusted depending on head size. Shortly thereafter continues Lukas Wingerberg the finished visor on his head. "Behelfsgesichtsschild" is the product officially. his club FabLab Bruchsal is it for today HubWerk01 for the fight against the spread of the coronavirus' ago. The term "FabLab" comes from manufacturing laboratory: The members of the club meet regularly to common tinkering and developing an open workshop in HubWerk01.
The laser cutter cuts the films
The FabLab distributes the finished shields free of charge to clinics, doctors and Rescue services in the region. There they serve as complement the personal Corona protection. The visor is worn in addition to respirators. It helps, medical staff and volunteers with direct contact to Corona patients to better protect against airborne infection in the facial area.
The Behelfsmasken in various stages of completion
The idea, make shields for the fight against Corona, was only last weekend. Wingerberg learned of nationwide calling "Maker vs. Virus“ (analogous: Tinkerers against the virus) a Hessian FabLabs. "The thing I had no rest, I called a few of my team-mate, and off we went ", reported Wingerberg. today, a hundred hours later, are the first 225 shields already delivered, orders for 500 more are, and permanent new jobs will be a.
The promotion will run on a voluntary basis. The FabLab advertises only for donations for the procurement of the required consumables. The production of 50 volunteers supported. "These are people, Pforzheim to Biblis, the home printer 3D on their private components finished ", explains Wingerberg. In HubWerk01 the parts are then assembled.
to be kept as low as possible the risk of infection final assembly in small groups
Among the first customers today counted Cornelius Philipp. The dentist from Rettigheim took five shields with, will carry the he and his office staff immediately. In addition, the FabLab already supplies clinics in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg and in the space between Bretten and Philippsburg local branches of the Maltese and the German Red Cross, GPs, dentists, Caritas and welfare centers. The FabLab only supplies to institutions of medical or. critical infrastructure - and relies on direct sales. "We want to know exactly, where the masks are used ", explains Wingerberg. Requests from Internet retailers are not served, to avoid abuse and price gouging.
„The HubWerk01 is for us the perfect base of operations“, so Wingerberg. „Here we have everything, what it needs for production and assembly: powerful machines, Garages as storage and support from the Hub Management“. The digitization center in TRIWO Technopark Bruchsal participates in the action, by made spaces and machinery and organizational assistance free of charge.
The other partners are volunteers on board: The resident also in HubWerk01 Innovation Service Tech-Solute care free of charge to use the laser cutter. The Company Gameforge, one of the largest makers of computer games based in Karlsruhe 300 employees, provides two 3D printers available. And the neighboring tinkerers Club, the FabLab in Karlsruhe slaughterhouse, printed components for final assembly in HubWerk01.
Why lie Wingerberg and his colleagues in their spare time so to the wheel? „We want to show, that the FabLab scene can make a valuable contribution to our society, that equipment such as 3D printers can use all for the benefit“, so Wingerberg. „I think it's just mega, that as soon as many people have agreed to participate. This spurs us. If it needs to be, we can to 230 produce shields day!“
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