We were at CCCamp19 and for the first time also had our own...













We were at CCCamp19 and for the first time also had our own little village. A big community tent, a pavilion and our personal tents made for quite comfy space and served us well. We had organised a few workshops, some of which filled our tent up to the brim, cooked some delicious food together, and worked on cool projects like our solar setup or some VGA projection art at night. Fun time, and we’re looking forward to SHA2021 for another round of camp fun.

General Meeting

We held our annual general meeting on March 31, where elections for new members of the board took place and other important stuff was discussed. 

First of all, thank you David, Nico and  Cécile for the past year and congratulations for being re-elected for another year. 

If you are interested in all other topics discussed on the general meeting, please check the notes on the Mitgliederversammlung Plenum Page (in German).

After the general meeting we held a Plenum:

  • The new Code of Conduct was ratified
  • An awareness team was elected. You can reach them at awareness@munichmakerlab.de or talk to Annika, Paul, Peter M., Severin and Theresa directly.
  • All rules were combined on the Law and Order page and they were voted to be an official document

Thanks to Severin for taking notes and everyone who attended!

Another Week, another Workshop! Paul held the third KiCad...



Another Week, another Workshop! Paul held the third KiCad workshop last weekend, teaching participants how to design their own schematics and PCBs using KiCad. Those designs were uploaded to JLCPCB and will arrive in a few weeks. 

Join us on our workshops, sign up for the workshop newsletter or participate in the workshop “SMD-Löten für den Hausgebrauch” (held in German, March 30, 2019) .

Last week the BR visited our lab again, after a occurrence in...





Last week the BR visited our lab again, after a occurrence in the Make Munich 2019 preparation video. They talked to a few members, including Bennet and Paul who are working on a startup called “Fontus Lab”, interviewed David to figure out what the Munich Maker Lab is all about and took a look at a few other projects. We do not know when the material will be screened, but we will release the information as soon as we figured out.

Want to come and visit us? Join us on our public meetup that takes places every Thursday from 6:30 PM at Dachauer Str 112F

Or join one of our next workshops…

What a weekend! We had a great time at the Make Munich 2019 -...







What a weekend! We had a great time at the Make Munich 2019 - featuring all of our awesome stuff, including a working 3D printer, blinking lights, hydroponics machine, an mqtt morse machine, a mqtt rotary-dial telephone, a receipt printer that printed any mqtt traffic, our dino-jump scale, robot arms, including a Rubik’s cube solving robot, a laser-cut wooden scateboard, glowing bags, LED signs, a DIY DJ controller, and a huge LED-wall-gameboy! 

We had great conversations with visitors, who were interested in learning more about our maker lab, our projects and ideas/help with their projects. Many people also signed up for our workshop newsletter

Thanks to the organizers of the Make Munich for making it happen, all the visitors for stopping by at our booth and last but not least, everyone who helped making our booth and those of our related friends on the Make Munich 2019 happen. 

You saw our booth and want to visit us? Stop by - our public meetup takes place every Thursday, starting at 6:30 pm. 

An update on our laser and other fun stuff we did last week: Our...







An update on our laser and other fun stuff we did last week: 

Our laser has been calibrated once again and we have added a switch for the pilot laser - that means you can now enable a visible laser to see where the real laser is aiming. The laser is in working condition, so come by for our public meetup (every Thursday, 6:30 pm) and bring your laser projects with you. 

As our door lock was failing last week, we did a “small” repair and replaced all main components. Thanks to everyone who was helping. 

On Jan 5th, 2019 our member Paul held a great KiCad beginner...







On Jan 5th, 2019 our member Paul held a great KiCad beginner workshop. It consisted of building a simple electronic circuit on a breadboard and then learning the steps to design the circuit and PCB in KiCad. The resulting PCBs were uploaded to JLCPCB where they were manufactured and sent to the lab. (All participants who submitted their files: your PCBs are ready, please pick them up)

Because of high demand we will repeat the workshop on Feb 23rd, 2019 - a pre-registration is necessary. Please contact mumalab-workshop@yt.gl, Paul or German for details. 

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One of our Members recently visited “Factur”, a makerspace...





















One of our Members recently visited “Factur”, a makerspace heavily oriented on wood, metal and glass craftsmanship. It is located in 🇺🇸 Orlando, Florida and close to downtown. It was a great experience to learn a bunch new things and how they manage to keep it as clean and tidy as you can see in the pictures. We have found similarities such as the lasercutter being the most used tool, which applies to the Munich Maker Lab for sure. Thanks to Eddie from Factur for touring us through the facility.  

Thx Fronius for a goody bag and something to read for our members interested in welding! :)

Thx Fronius for a goody bag and something to read for our members interested in welding! :)

👋 Day 3 here at the (inofficial) Munich Maker Lab assembly...











👋 Day 3 here at the (inofficial) Munich Maker Lab assembly at c:0:510.0:461.09. With day 4 approaching quickly, we had lots of fun here at the congress - listening to talks, exchanging knowledge with other hackers and makers, getting inspired by other projects, exploring Leipzig and grabbing a few drinks together. 

We are definitely looking forward planning our own official assembly next year! Check out the pictures, we made it to the main pixelflut server and wanted to share some impressions from the past days with you.

👀 We have also been following the congress everywhere that has been going on at the Munich Maker Lab. It looked awesome! (👂 and we even heard rumors that the laser has been calibrated and is just waiting for us to come back…)

Over n’ Out - time to go back to refreshing our memories.