Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Every now and then something unexpected happens, so today as we were adressed to the fact that the Frysklab is at guest at our library. So Dr. Bucky Lab and Aaron our studnets assistant took the opportunity to visit this rolli g workshop. The frysklab is the mobile fablab from the region Friesland in the Netherlands. Back then they used this truck from the library to bring the people of the region books.
Now they got rid of the book shelves and equipped the truck with 3D printers, lasercutters and a bunch of other innovation to show the new possibilties using these new technologies. Often they are teaching schools, or as in this case support a course or class.
Have a look, what a nice environment, our mobile workshop was in the beginning also based on a truck, but the limited budget had opted for the concept with the flightcases, but this truck really shows the power of coming by and running your shop directly. Maybe one day ....
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Traditionally we start our first day in the studio with a campfire in our crows nest. This time a fire was really needed to follow the introduction of our docents and students, so we had to quit to go up there for the second group - it was just too cold.
We have quite a mixed group, some students already did the 2nd semester due to the fact that the last semester the course was already full. Others just came here from other schools and all seem to share their interest in exploring and making things. Most polular hobbies seemed to be sports amd travelling and we learned that beer could be also a hobby ...so when something is worth doing its also worth overdoing !
Monday, March 14, 2016
Today we opened the new season of our Bucky Lab course, around 40 new students are enrolled and we are looking forward for an intense and exciting summer semester.
This year we will tackle the problems of sunshades for schools, these have to provide not only proper shade but also allow natural ventilation next to a bulletproof design. So lets see if we are able to change the view of our kids on the schools courtyard.
Sidenote: We always follow the mythbusters attitude "failure is always an option", so the media technology that failed on us this morning is already a good start !
So keep in touch we are running again !
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Now our partner Wiha received the ARG quality seal for its ergonomic handle design. Wow thats quite an accomplishment and we would like to congratulate !
Have a look at this nice video which also shows you a bit more about how these tools are made.
So next time you have a screwdriver or a pair of pliers in your hand, don't worry you are able to screw around for some longer ...