The "Open Garage" is a double garage in Borsbeek, Belgium, some sort of hackerspace, where I (Anthony Liekens) host weekly workshops and many of my projects. The garage is open every Thursday evening to everyone who wants to join our community's numerous hacking projects.

See also: Hackaday's review of the Open Garage

Just be excellent to each other (principle #1 out of 1), bring a drink, a project and a friend and we're all set.

I have all the tools and basic stock for elementary wood and metal working. Electronics gear and misc materials are available to tackle various projects. I also run a ‘nano’ brewery from my garage, try to convert a car to electric, have a printrbot/Wallace++ 3D printer and we are trying to get a professional CNC mill and CNC lathe to work and I want to build a toolset for some DIY biotech, among many other things.

Projects that have been successfully tackled or demoed at the garage are 3D printers and CNCs, a weather balloon, quadcopters, soldering and welding tutorials, a Tesla coil, beer brewing, a compost filtering machine, Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, a windbelt, a Rubens' tube and many tens of other thingamajigs.

For those that may be new and interested: There's usually a few technology-minded people that drop by on random Thursday evenings with "goesting" to make. Some people bring a project and others bring their skills to collaborate on others' projects. (and there's a lot of nerd talk) If you're into that kind of stuff, feel free to drop by.

It is NOT required for your skills be on a high level, you are NOT required to contribute knowledge; instead, it is encouraged that everyone LEARNS stuff at our gatherings.

I'd like to push my regulars to RSVP to the events (we usually have more guests than RSVPs), there's a lot of useful features in Meetup to share all kinds of stuff if you become part of the game ...

There's a wiki to dump your ideas and plans that relate to the garage!

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Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    2 Hackers

    This announcement is a bit late, but we of course have another Open Garage tomorrow! Bring a drink, a project and a friend!
  • April 12 · 12:30 PM

    Repair Café EcoHuis Antwerpen

    4 Hackers

    Can we get a team together for the next Repair Café in EcoHuis on April 12? I want to fix some electronics mishaps and maybe some of you want to join in on the fun?
  • April 10 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    11 Hackers

    As usual, everyone is welcome to bring in their projects, collaborate with others on their projects or just come in to observe some of the activities, chat and have a... Learn more
  • April 3 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage!

    2 Hackers

    Last week, we got the CNC working with the joystick (yay!) but something's broken and we haven't filmed it yet! Of course, there's plenty of other projects, e.g., I... Learn more
  • April 2 · 8:00 PM

    Fri3d Camp hackathon

    9 Hackers | 5.00 5.001

    After a lot of constructive progress at the first hackathon, we'll go on meeting every month to get stuff done. If you want to be involved in organising the Belgian... Learn more
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