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.

Don't listen to me, but check out the media's reviews 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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  • 5 days ago · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    2 Hackers

    Feel free to drop by at one of our weekly Open Garage events on Thursdays. Make sure to bring a drink (bring whatever you like and share it through our community fridge)... Learn more
  • October 9 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    4 Hackers

    Feel free to drop by at one of our weekly Open Garage events on Thursdays. Make sure to bring a drink (bring whatever you like and share it through our community fridge)... Learn more
  • October 2 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    6 Hackers

    Feel free to drop by at one of our weekly Open Garage events on Thursdays. Make sure to bring a drink (bring whatever you like and share it through our community fridge)... Learn more
  • September 25 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage with Sugru build night

    4 Hackers

    Partnering with Instructables and Sugru, we are having a "Instructables build night with Sugru" during this Meetup! We have received a whole bunch of packages from Sugru... Learn more
  • September 18 · 8:00 PM

    Open Garage

    2 Hackers

    Feel free to drop by at one of our weekly Open Garage events on Thursdays. Make sure to bring a drink (bring whatever you like and share it through our community fridge)... Learn more
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  • New comment
    luc luc­ commented on Open Mini Lab
    Yesterday
    luc

    "AOMPI40 - I have spec-sheet = DC - motor 12-78V +_ 100 W I think - can I send pdf somehow?"

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    Geert V. Geert V. commented on Open Mini Lab
    Yesterday
    Geert V.

    "Luc, do you have some specificati­ons of the motor?"

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    luc luc­ commented on Open Mini Lab
    Yesterday
    luc

    "Hi Geert, I am working on an filament extruder for my 3D printer, and I need electronics­ to drive a 48V DC motor from +- 0 to max speed,built­ around an arduino and some mosfets ? Maybe extend arduino later with motor driven spooler etc...."

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  • New comment
    Geert V. Geert V. commented on Open Mini Lab
    2 days ago
    Geert V.

    "Ok Robin, kind of you, and I would like to ask Yannick and Luc if they have a specific project?...­"

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    Robin J. Robin J. commented on Open Mini Lab
    2 days ago
    Robin J.

    "I opened up my place for Koen, because it seems more productive whereas he got a project to work on."

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  • Updated RSVP
    Koen Koen­ RSVPed Yes­ for Open Mini Lab
    2 days ago
    Koen
    Open Mini Lab
    Monday 8:00 PM
    4 going
  • New Discussion Reply
    Toon Van de P.

    "Strak plan. 2/11 lukt voor mij. Ik zou sowieso met de trein+Velo of Bluebike gaan, eigenlijk :-) Als er een auto vol volk meegaat (ik + 4) wil ik ook wel rijden."

  • New RSVP
    Toon Van de P. Toon Van de P. RSVPed Yes­ for Open Garage
    3 days ago
    Toon Van de P.
    Open Garage
    Thursday 8:00 PM
    2 going
  • New comment
    federll federll­ commented on Open Garage
    5 days ago
    federll

    "Hello guys, I'm not gonna be able to go up there tonight as my ride won't go to Antwerp. Hopefully I'll catch you next thursday! have fun! fede"

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  • New comment
    Paul C. Paul C. commented on Open Garage
    6 days ago
    Paul C.

    "Maybe I will join you tomorrow night, it all depends on whether I find the time. @fede: can't help you sorry."

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