|December 22, 2011||Posted by Pedro under MakerPlatz||
|December 11, 2011||Posted by Jay under MakerPlatz||
There is a place in Berlin, where Moritzplatz used to be.
A hub for makers.
Here there are resources, marketplaces, and infrastructures for people who make things.
At Makerplatz you can find materials, both for sale, and for free (“waste”), you can find Laser Cutters, printers for any material including 3D models, you can find giant cameras, gardens, desks with internet for the Web creators, and physical tools for their offline cousins. Here you will find communities of all types, and builders of communities where the need is not yet met.
Here you can find spaces to make pretty much anything.
Photo Credit: Kay Strasser, Action Credit: Formulor, Letters are my Friends, Jay Cousins, Andy from Invented Here, and Thomas Gnahm
|September 12, 2011||Posted by Jay under MakerPlatz|
First news in from the planning party. If you missed the party and want to do something then click here.
If you want to help out with any of the activities below, please contact instigators directly.
The Makerlab process is ongoing, it’s never to late to join or engage, keep watching this space.
|Activity||Objective||Needs/Requirements||Time Frame||Space||Key Contact||Notes:|
|Table Tennis Bat making and testing||Get students thinking about production processes, sustainable materials and participate in DIY culture||People with experience in Fabrication (Laser/CNC)||Friday 12-3||Prinzessinengarten? or roundabout||Isabelle and Miriam||Contact prinzessingarten about space, platoon about tent, christophe about cnc and Jonannes about gluing/doing the project.|
|Jewelry/Textile Work||Collaborate with other designers||Sewing Machines/Tables/Access to Silver Smithing Equipment||Friday/Saturday||Planet Modulor and Gold Coop?||Jenny Sweetnam||Put in touch with Linda, Gold Coop, Ingaborg|
|Krezberger Treppe||Build it 36 Berliner hockers for an events podium||Holz, 10 Akku Bohrer, space for 20 people.||Friday afternoon or Saturday Morning 4 hours||Etsy Labs||Le van Bo||Could the Treppe be used first as evolving display for Documentary, then set up on roundabout to watch the bikes ride by?|
|Wines for 1.99||Crowdsource cheap win reviews||Friday evening?||ODC||Memelab|
|Trash Collage spelling Makerplatz||Clean up the area, bond community||Billboard on Makerplatz?||Thursday evening, continuing over festival||On the Strasse||Trial and Error||Paint by numbers concept|
|U bahn game installation||Reinvent the U bahn as a shared social space||People and ideas for games||Saturday||Makerplatz Ubahn||Memelab||Love the idea of using the Ubahn, can Le also do some Guerilla lounging on Friday Morning.|
|“Do you mean Makerplatz” google action||Programmer/hacker
|Make sure everybody knows Moritzplatz is now Makerplatz||Ongoing, next month intensive||The interweb||Olivia Frey|
|Guerilla Projection||Nada||PWN the wall||Saturday night||GRL Germany||Can we do on multiple walls as an iconic means to define the Makerplatz|
|Stamp Station||Stamps, Stamp Pads, Paper and notecards||Make DIY note cards and stamps||Friday 14.00 – 18.00, Saturday||S.W.W.S.W||S.W.W.S.W||Can Stephan laser cut the stamps, can people make their own? Could the visitencarten safari visit here also? Could each station have a stamp?|
|Makerplatz Sound Walk||PPL with android phones, table||Provide DIY audio tour of area||Friday/Saturday||Planet Modulor||Memelab||Good for the Makerplatz tour, can intro spaces and provoke things that you could do also?|
|Screen Printing Workshop||Logo Design? People who know how to screen print
4 Tables, Printing material
|Makerplatz branding, sharing skills of screen printing||Friday/Saturday||Planet Modulor||Etsy, Josephine Bruse||Sign up required, WC Druckerie interested to help? Jovoto competition for Logo design?, does it relate to screen printing performance?|
|Participatory Design and Innovation Workshop||1 table,
Different Materials, magnetic paper, access to papiershere, glue
|Bringing together people to explore connection between mind and physical world||Saturday Afternoon 3 hours||Planet Modulor||Chris Doering||Sign up required, Maybe we can set a context for workshop?|
|Upcycled Draftstopper||Table Space, Sewing Machines, Scrap Fabric, Scissors, Thread||Teach people how to make a simple draft stopper to save energy||Saturday Afternoon?||Planet Modulor||Melissa||Can put by sewing station.|
|3D Printer Demo||Table||To show the marvels of DIY and the future of Manufacturing||Friday @ 3PM
Saturday@ 3 and 5
for 30 Minutes
|Planet Modulor||Phillip Stefan||Maybe can print Makerplatz bling?|
|(Live?) Animation (a new kind of documentary)||Space for: building a landscape set and light/camera/computer||To animate the stuff produced from the MakerLab over the period of the event||Friday and Saturday||Planet Modulor? or the roundabout?||Gerlinde and Daniela||Could incorporate furniture from Le, can partner with Adam and Kay? Also could festival itself be the “Set”?|
|Make your own DIY Noisemaker||Table, Electric sockets||Show people how to solder.||90 minutes Saturday afternoon.||Planet Modulor||
|Drawdio is a musical pen that can be built in 60 to 90 minutes then taken home. 10 people max.|
|Mushroom Throwies||Tables, Sewing Equipment, Old Fabric||Populate Makerplatz with Magnetic mushrooms||Saturday||Planet Modulor||Semiramis Ceylan|
|Products from Modulor Waste||Tables, scissors, glue, and other tools||To create products to sell from trash from the Modulor Ecosystem||Friday, Saturday||Planet Modulor, and Open Design City where neccessary||Trial and Error, and Open Design City|
|Cargo Bikes Workshop||Open Design City||To create a mobile infrastructure for the Makerplatz community||Friday, Saturday||Open Design City||Christophe Valliant|
|Cargo Bike Extensions||Shopping trolley dimensions, MakerLab infrastructure
|To create extensions to compliment the cargo bikes||Friday, Saturday||Planet Modulor, Prinzessinengarten?|
|Hack the Platz||Volunteers, crack team of Guerilla urban action commandos||To transform Moritzplatz to the Makerplatz||Thursday night||Jay Cousins|
|Guerilla Birdhouses||Someone to do it.||Saturday||Jay Cousins|
|September 3, 2011||Posted by Jay under MakerPlatz||
What? A collaborative festival of Making, around Makerplatz (FKA Moritzplatz), see below for examples of specific activities.
When? 30th September, 1st October
Where? Planet Modulor, Betahaus, Open Design City, Etsy Labs, Prinzessinengarten (TBC), and ….
Why? To unite, highlight, and catalyse the Berlin Maker Community (see below for more)
How? Come to the planning party and find out Friday 9th September, 20:00 Planet Modulor please confirm attendance below.
If you can’t come to the planning party please email me.
Who? Confirmed: Open Design City Community, Planet Modulor Residents, Trial and Error Kulturlabor, Bausteln, Graffiti Research Labs Germany,
Awaiting confirmation: C-base, Prinzessinengarten, Platoon
Still to contact: Ueberlebenskunst, Free culture Incubator, WC druckerie, Freifunk, Action Weaver, Anxious Prop, Supermarkt Wedding, ccc ………. wiki of all this to follow, to allow others to suggest and connect.
And You and anyone you can think of who would like to come and do something cool in a way that people can participate. Please forward.
Events have aligned, along with the serendipitous occurrence of a Maker infrastructure in the Moritzplatz area.
Moritzplatz is now Makerplatz, a maker hub.
Now the serendipity grows, Planet Modulor will make an official opening party, the same weekend as the People in Beta festival. Both want to do something involving makers.
So MakerLab Makerplatz will occur concurrently in Betahaus, Open Design City, Planet Modulor, Etsy Labs, and hopefully also Prinzessinengarten and other spaces should they with to participate.
Our aims are:
To unite, highlight, and catalyse the Berlin Maker Community with a festival of making, collaboration and co-production.
Establish long term collaborations and benefits for both participants and supporting infrastructures.
To maximise the benefits and increase the sustainability (environmental, emotional and financial) of the Makerplatz ecosystem.
Establish Makerplatz as a Maker Hub, with connections to other hubs within Berlin and beyond.
If you would like to be involved then please come to our planning party at Planet Modulor on Friday 9th September @ 20:00 – please confirm attendance. If you can’t make it please send me an email stating what you could bring to the festival (skills, workshops, tools, materials, experience) and what your objectives of participation would be (ie. how you will benefit, just for fun is also valid).
The MakerLab Format is Open Source – http://www.makerlab.info/?page_id=2, constantly evolving. Each is Unique with different contributors and instigators.
For past events, instigators and an idea of what to expect follow the links below.