A new lab in the center of Munich to give children of the generation minecraft the opportunity to invent and hack and not just consume ready made products.
erfindergarden ( [É›ÉÌ¯ËˆfÉªndÉ] erfinder is an inventor in German). started as minecraft hacking workshop with the raspberrry pi for children aged 9 to 14 that we tought in fablabs all over Europe and at a regular Friday Pi club in Munich. Since August 2016 we are building up our own lab in the center of Munich with about 80m2. We are very open with two big shop windows and first want to get the neighbourhood community involved in making. We are inspired by the ways children learn when they are on their own like painting with hands or building things with legos or minecraft blocks instead of being forced to remember facts and figures. We want to replicate this style of learning and give them the playground to create, explore and experiment with digital and also non digital fabrication tools.
We will have the complete list of fab tools before the end of 2016 like a big CNC, Lasercutter, VinylPlotter, Precision Milling and 3D Printers. At the moment we are starting with our 4 3D Printers, a Precision Desktop Mill, a 3D Scanner, Soldering equipment and hand tools.
Big kids can use the lab every Wednesday evening. As part of the international fablab network we will be the first lab to offer the fabacademy course - the offical program to train fab lab staff called "How to make (almost) anything" in the South of Germany starting in February 2017. If you are interested send us an mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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