Geneva Hackerspace


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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.

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Geneva Hackerspace

  1. 1. Hackerspaces Causerie de Jeudi 17 Octobre 2013 @LaMuse Paul Bristow Post Tenebras Lab
  2. 2. What is a Hackerspace? Clue: not a place for this
  3. 3. Hacking and Making Make: form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; Hack: make or modify something roughly and/or quickly Hackerspace/Makerspace: place where people make or hack stuff
  4. 4. What’s in a name? Alone in a Garage HackerSpace FabLab Factory MakerSpace Coworking Incubator Tiers-Lieux
  5. 5. All over the world
  6. 6. In our region...
  7. 7. In Geneva Geneva-based hackerspace “Post T enebras Lab” was officially created in 2009 at its constitutive general assembly. Our objectives: 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
  8. 8. A Swiss Association 2 100m in Carouge Conference Room Electronics Benches Machine Shop Kitchen Internet, Wi-Fi Laptops
  9. 9. Open to all every Tuesday It's T uesday, time for an open evening @posttenebraslab - Geneva Hackerspace. Drop by as an engineer, artist, designer, musician, whatever C'est mardi, notre soirée ouverte @posttenebraslab - Genève Hackerspace. V enez comme ingénieur, artiste, concepteur, musicien, quel que soit
  10. 10. Open Source Hardware
  11. 11. Arduino 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
  12. 12. Raspberry Pi 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 games. It also plays high-definition video. W want to see it being used by e kids all over the world to learn programming.
  13. 13. Electronics & Software Breadboards, Components Resistors, LEDs etc Soldering Stations Laptops with Linux Preloaded with Arduino devlopment environment Arduino boards
  14. 14. 3D Printers Download objects and print them out Design new objects and print them out V ariable precision / repeatability Filaments in ABS and PLA Soon: Plastic Recycling No wasted material
  15. 15. Laser Cutter Engraving & Cutting V precise (laser focus) ery Engrave wood Cut Paper, Cloth, thin plastic Cut wood to ~5mm V square cuts ery
  16. 16. 3 axis CNC Engraving, cutting & milling V precise ~10 microns ery V repeatable ery Engrave: wood metal, glass, PCBs Cut & Mill: wood, aluminium, metals, stone Rotating tool, so round cuts
  17. 17. Digital Fabrication 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!
  18. 18. A metal beermat Also in: CNC’d wood Lasercut wood 3D Printed plastic (didn’t work)
  19. 19. Kitchen Gadget Idea to 1st prototype: 2 hours 15 minutes
  20. 20. DIY? no! DIT Do it together
  21. 21. Looking forward 100 Local Materials Local Fabrication Costs 10 1 Recycled Materials Renewable Energy T ransport & Asian Labour Costs Coops MakerSpaces
  22. 22. Combinations/networks? Alone in a Garage MakerSpace /micro factory HackerSpace FabLab Coworking Factory Incubator Tiers-Lieux
  23. 23. Open N ight: Tuesday > 19h00 Usually we have a communal meal @PostT enebrasLab enebrasLab @makegeneve