Slides from a talk I gave at La Muse on October 17th 2013, about hackerspaces, makerspaces, fablabs etc. How they fit in to the Shared Space culture and how the spread of these ideas can change the
Slides from a talk I gave at La Muse on October 17th 2013, about hackerspaces, makerspaces, fablabs etc. How they fit in to the Shared Space culture and how the spread of these ideas can change the cology of manufacturing for ever.
Causerie de Jeudi
17 Octobre 2013
Post Tenebras Lab
What is a Hackerspace?
Clue: not a place for this
Hacking and Making
form (something) by putting parts together or
combining substances; construct;
make or modify something roughly and/or
place where people make or hack stuff
What’s in a name?
All over the world
In our region...
Geneva-based hackerspace “Post T
enebras Lab” was officially created in
2009 at its constitutive general assembly.
Create an open community of hackers, artists, and open source/hardware
enthusiasts to create, share, learn, and collaborate.
Help spread knowledge to the larger community, especially in the areas
of technology, DIY, security, and privacy.
Provide a space for creating, collaborations, workshops, and classes.
Provide resources (hardware, tools, materials, access, knowledge) to
members and the community.
Assist other groups that share similar objectives.
Seek to enable others, and others' projects; to help break down barriers; and
to avoid erecting barriers
A Swiss Association
Open to all every Tuesday
uesday, time for an open evening
@posttenebraslab - Geneva Hackerspace.
Drop by as an engineer, artist, designer,
C'est mardi, notre soirée ouverte
@posttenebraslab - Genève Hackerspace.
enez comme ingénieur, artiste,
concepteur, musicien, quel que soit
Open Source Hardware
Arduino is an open-source
electronics prototyping platform
based on flexible, easy-to-use
hardware and software.
It’s intended for artists,
designers, hobbyists and anyone
interested in creating interactive
objects or enviroments
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card
sized computer that plugs into your
TV and a keyboard.
It’s a capable little PC which can
be used for many of the things that
your desktop PC does, like
spreadsheets, word-processing and
It also plays high-definition video.
W want to see it being used by
kids all over the world to learn
Electronics & Software
Resistors, LEDs etc
Laptops with Linux
Preloaded with Arduino
Download objects and print them out
Design new objects and print them out
ariable precision / repeatability
Filaments in ABS and PLA
Soon: Plastic Recycling
No wasted material
Engraving & Cutting
V precise (laser focus)
Cut Paper, Cloth, thin
Cut wood to ~5mm
V square cuts
3 axis CNC
Engraving, cutting & milling
V precise ~10 microns
Engrave: wood metal, glass,
Cut & Mill: wood,
aluminium, metals, stone
Rotating tool, so round cuts
Idea -> CAD -> 2D or 3D Model
2D Model -> Lasercutter or CNC
3D Model -> 3D Printer or CNC
In a short time, you go from an idea in
your head to your idea in your hand!
A metal beermat
3D Printed plastic
Idea to 1st prototype:
2 hours 15 minutes
DIY? no! DIT
Do it together
Local Fabrication Costs
ransport & Asian Labour Costs
Open N ight: Tuesday > 19h00
Usually we have a communal meal