Tour of FabLab Berlin

We arrived in Berlin yesterday from Dublin and I checked for events at makerspaces here. I found FabLab Berlin from Adafruit blog posts so I checked out their events. Tonight they had their weekly open house! Here is what I saw.

outside info board
Outside info board
info desk
Info desk
quadcopter with a sign
Kicking of the tour with a quadcopter flying a tour sign.
cnc machine
CNC Machine!
3D printers
Some of the 3D printers
Laser cutters
Laser cutters!
loom
Loom
Vinyl cutter and plotter
Vinyl cutter and plotter
electronics bench
Electronics bench
3D printing samples
3D printing samples for different infill and shell settings.
direct to fabric printer
Direct to fabric printer that’s on loan.

After the tour, Philip Steffan from Germany’s Make Magazine gave an update on Maker Faire Berlin 2017.

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Stefan Hintz showed off his new Girih app that makes it easy to create cool tessellation patterns. He uses these patterns on light up jackets with LEDs.


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