Munich Maker Lab is closed due to COVID-19

Dear members, friends and visitors of the Munich Maker Lab, sadly, we have to give you an update sooner than we hoped.

Today, the Bavarian state government declared the state of emergency due to the corona pandemic. This will take effect on Tuesday, 17th March until 20th April 2020 and forbids the further normal operation of our space.

This means, the temporary closure of the lab for everyone, including members.

If you have belongings in the lab that you’ll need within the next few weeks, you can still enter the lab. The access system will stay active. But only get your stuff, and don’t stay there for work or leisure. 

We’ll keep you updated on possible changes regarding the situation. In case of further questions, please contact us at vorstand@munichmakerlab.de.Thank you for your understanding, and stay healthy

Cecile, Nico & David

Temporary limitations due to COVID-19

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Dear members, friends and visitors of the Munich Maker Lab,  

due to the current, very dynamic situation regarding the spread of the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) we will follow the advice of the federal government and the RKI, to slow down the transmission.Therefore, we will take measures, which will come with some restrictions for the operation of our space.

This means, in addition to the temporary closure of the lab for non-members that

  • meetups, workshops and similar events,
  • our opening party & our participation at the international hackerspaces open day 2020,
  • internal meetings (plenum, cleanup, cnc-evening),
  • open evening on thursday,

won’t take place.

This also means that the scheduling of the upcoming general assembly is postponed as the situation is very dynamic and we don’t know when this will change. You will receive a separate message for the scheduling of the assembly, once the situation is more predictable.

For now, the workshop will stay open for members. However, please refrain from meeting in groups.

Please stay at home if you:

For the moment this holds until 20th April 2020. We will monitor the situation and keep you updated on possible changes to this time frame. Sign up to the discuss mailing list to receive updates.

We kindly ask for your understanding, hope you stay healthy and nevertheless manage to finish some great projects in the meantime.

In case of further questions, please contact us at vorstand@munichmakerlab.de.

Keep it awesome,
Cecile, Nico & David

Check out our new electronics corner. We’ve done some decluttering during the move, and are still...

Check out our new electronics corner. We’ve done some decluttering during the move, and are still working on some new additions to that space to make it even more handy when working on any kind of electronics project 💪

What kind of project would you like to work on there?

Did you know we moved to a new space?Due to building code restrictions, we had to move our old...

Did you know we moved to a new space?

Due to building code restrictions, we had to move our old space, but luckily the city was able to provide us with a different space just across our court yard. It’s a bit smaller but we’ve had some time to figure things out, do some decluttering, and build some nice new features.

One cool thing is this mirror. There was a broken iMac in the old space which turned out to be an awesome mirror frame. How do you like it?

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.