• Create your own Facemask with the TextilLab-workshop at MotionLab.Berlin

    Note: To attend this online-workshop, you have to book it on the Berlin Tech Academy Website Following this link:
    https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/textile-workshop-1/

    Limit of participants: 2
    Please wear FFP2 mask when attending the workshop!

    Throughout this workshop you will be introduced into the different tools and machines of MotionLab.Berlins Textile Lab and into the process of creating an individual face mask as your first own design.

    Goals/Skills
    At the end of this workshop, you will be sufficient in using the machines of the Textile Lab on your own and know how to go about any sewing workshop.

    Please note: The lecturer will provide the project and materials we will create for all members of this course. Each participant will create his own facial mask using the tools and materials provided.

    Learn how to use:

    industrial sewing machine
    industrial steamer
    heat transfer press
    small trinkets of knowledge on how to go about a project involving textiles

    Method
    Within two to three hours of this workshop, we will step by step go through the different steps of the contruction process and demonstrate each step on the different machines. You will then have a chance to work hands-on with the machines designing and creating an individual face mask which you can keep for everyday use.

    According to the current COVID-19 restrictions we will keep the safety distance of 1.5m at any time. We assure you to be careful and have appropriate hygiene gear on at all times, now that the regulations have been loosened up. Feel free to wear a mask during the workshop. We will provide masks for everyone if requested. Further information about the hygienic measures at MotionLab.Berlin can be found in the hygieneplan (German).

  • Learn electronical engineering basics at MotionLab.Berlin

    MotionLab.Berlin

    Note: To participate in this workshop at MotionLab.Berlin please book a slot on our website following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/electronics-lab-introduction/

    Introduction to the ElektronikLab [DE/ENG]

    In this workshop you will learn the basics of working in an electronics lab as well as the theoretical background and practical procedures using a Tesla coil soldering kit, which will be soldered together in the workshop, in the ElektronikLab of MotionLab.Berlin.

    This workshop must be attended in order to gain access to the equipment in the ElektronikLab of MotionLab.Berlin. Access for experienced electrical engineers can be requested directly from Moritz Heyder ([masked]) without prior workshop participation.

    Goals and Skills

    After participating in the workshop, you will be able to confidently handle all basic working and measuring tools in our ElektronikLab and will have gained a solid knowledge of electrical components and application areas, which you can apply to your own projects. As a bonus, you will be able to take home the Tesla coil and even use it to play your music.

    Method

    The workshop is divided into a theoretical and a practical part. In the first part you will learn the theoretical basics about the most important physical quantities, electronic components, Tesla coils, soldering, circuits and general safety. In the following practical part you will become familiar with soldering irons, multimeters, oscilloscopes, electrical components, power supplies/sources and other hand tools of the ElektronikLab. As an application example, you will build a Tesla coil self-assembly kit together with the instructor and understand the functionality and theory behind it.

    Preparation

    Please wear an FFP2 mask during the ElektronikLab introduction and while in MotionLab.Berlin.
    Materials for the workshop will be provided.

  • Learn FDM 3D-Printing with the "3D Print FDM — Craftbot Introduction" workshop

    Note: To participate in this workshop please book a slot following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/3d-print-workshop-fdm/

    This 3D Print FDM workshop enables you to work with MotionLabs Craftbot 3D-printers confidently on your own.

    Pre-Conditions:
    Bring your laptop and a normal mouse with a wheel. Please, pre-install two softwares:
    Craftware
    Craftprint

    Goals/Skills
    At the end of this 3D Print FDM workshop, you will have gone through the full production process: from preparing your data to printing an object. Please note: the object we will create will be provided by the lecturer for all members of this course.

    Method
    Let’s Get Real!
    Within 2 to 3 hours of this workshop, we will first look at geometries that are ideal for prototyping with a 3D-printer. We will then have a hands-on study at the machines themselves as we will expose their unique handlings that are usual when working with 3D-printers at the MotionLab.Berlin.

    We are going to test two materials to show their different behaviors while printing. Finally, we will root out potential mishaps to prevent them in your future projects.

    Practice makes perfect!
    If you’ve entered the field of 3D printer technologies for the first time through this workshop, we recommend you to visit the workshop a second time. Every second workshop, we will create a different object. Alternatively, there is a large, lovely community in the co-working space of the MotionLab.Berlin that can help you with your project.

  • Learn Adobe Illustrator with the "Adobe Illustrator Online-Workshop"

    Note: To participate in this online-workshop please book it on our website following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/adobe-illustrator-online-workshop/

    This Adobe Illustrator online-workshop will give you insight on the first steps in graphic design. You will learn how to desgin 2D graphics and how to export them for further use with MotionLab.Berlins Laser Cutters.

    Goals/Skills
    Previous knowledge about graphic software is not neccessary. In the two hours of the Adobe Illustrator online-workshop you will be introduced to all the important tools and mechanics of Illustrator. At the end of the workshop you will have gone through making your own shapes, finished your first design project in Illustrator and are prepared to create your own illustrations.

    Media

    Hence this is an Adobe illustrator online-workshop it will be held as a zoom videocall. Together with up to three other participants you will learn virtually side by side. Using your webcam and microphone you will be in constant communication with the instructor and the other participants. In a balance between input given by the intructor and independent work the instructor will guide you through questions and occuring problems using screen sharing and remote controls.

    Requirements/Recommendations

    Requirements for the workshop:

    -Pre-installed Adobe Illustrator (free Download) use the 7- day free trial -
    offered by Adobe
    -Pre-installed Zoom Videocall (free Download)
    -Webcam
    -Microphone
    -Reliable internet-connection (free Speedtest)
    For a more comfortable workshop-experience a second screen is recommended.

  • Learn Laser Cutting with the "Laser Cutting and Engraving" workshop

    Note: To participate in this workshop please book a slot following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/laser-cutter-workshop/

    The Laser Cutter workshop is designed to enable you to work with the Laser Cutter confidently on your own.

    Pre-Conditions:
    1. Basic knowledge with graphic software. We will be using Inkscape during the class and can provide additional support with Illustrator.
    2. Bring your laptop and a normal mouse with a wheel.
    3. Have Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape installed on your laptop. Hint for Mac Users: In order to run Inkscape, you need to have XQuartz installed as well.

    Goals/Skills
    At the end of this workshop, you will have gone through the full production process: from preparing your data to cutting and engraving an object. Please note: the lecturer will provide the object we will create for all members of this course.

    What you can do with the Laser Cutter after the laser training:

    Laser engraving and marking
    Laser cutting of materials
    Know how to handle the materials plywood, acrylic glass, cork and leather when working on the laser machines at Motionlab.Berlin

    Method
    Let’s Get Real!
    Within the three hours of this Laser Cutter workshop, we will first look at geometries that are ideal for prototyping with a Laser Cutter. We will then have a hands-on study at the machines themselves as we will expose their unique handlings that are usual when working with Laser Cutter at the MotionLab.Berlin.

    We are going to test two materials to show their different behaviors while cutting or engraving. Finally, we will root out potential mishaps to prevent them in your future projects.

  • Learn SLA 3D-Printing with the "3D Print SLA-Formlabs Introduction" workshop

    Note: To participate in this workshop please book a slot following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/3d-print-workshop-sla-eng/

    This workshop is a prerequisite for using the machines independently in MotionLab.Berlin!

    This 3D Print SLA workshop enables you to work with MotionLabs Formlabs 2/3 SLA 3D-printers confidently on your own.

    Requirements:
    Bring your own laptop and a normal mouse with a wheel.
    Please, pre-install the software: Preform
    Note: Knowledge in using a CAD Software is beneficial for this course.

    Goals/Skills
    At the end of this 3D Print SLA workshop, you will understand the full production process: From preparing your data to printing an object.

    Method
    Within the two hours of this workshop, we will first look at geometries that are ideal for prototyping with an SLA 3D-printer. We will explain the pains and gains of printing with the SLA in comparison to printing with FDM technology.

  • Learn Autodesk Fusion 360 with the "Autodesk Fusion 360 Online-Workshop"

    Note: To participate in this workshop please book it on our website following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/autodesk-fusion-360-online-workshop-de-eng/

    This Autodesk Fusion 360 online-workshop will give you deep insight into the benefits of parametric design and how to create a CAD-model from your sketches. Starting with an idea and first sketches on paper you will learn how to transform that idea into a 3D Model that is easily exportable as a file for a 3D printer, Laser Cutter oder CNC Mill. This makes the online-workshop idealy suited for makers interested in prototyping. Autodesk Fusion 360 is easy to learn and very powerful CAD program that has a CAM-module (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) already included. It runs on Windows- and Mac-Computers and is FOR FREE for makers and small startup companies!

    Goals/Skills
    You will learn the basics of parametric design with Autodesk Fusion 360. The Autodesk Fusion 360 online-workshop is tailored for CAD beginners, so no previous knowledge is required. But it is also made for people with experience in other CAD programs who want to start using Fusion 360. You will be introduced stepwise into the different mechanics and tools and tought how to create your own first project design.

    Media

    Hence this is an Fusion360 online-workshop it will be held as a zoom videocall. Together with up to three other participants you will learn virtually side by side. Using your webcam and microphone you will be in constant communication with the instructor and the other participants. In a balance between input given by the intructor and independent work the instructor will guide you through questions and occuring problems using screen sharing and remote controls.

    Requirements/Recommendations

    Requirements for the workshop:

    -Pre-installed Autodesk Fusion 360 (free Download)
    -Pre-installed Zoom Videocall (free Download)
    -Webcam
    -Microphone
    -Reliable internet-connection (free Speedtest)

    For a more comfortable workshop-experience a second screen is recommended.

  • Electronics Meetup (Postponed - > COVID)

    MotionLab.Berlin

    Welcome to the official MotionLab Electronics Meetup! We meet every week to geek out on all things electronic.

    All levels of skill and interest are welcome!

    We encourage you to bring your own project and work alongside us, or join one of our community creations. We will provide help and experience to beginners and the motivation of a community to everyone.

    Currently we are switching over to a monthly project based structure, where every member can vote on the next month's focus.

    If you have ideas feel free to bring them along. Or just vote for our next community idea.

    We also have a long-running project that people are welcome to add to: We built our very own Dalek robot! He's looking very sad at the moment, someone needs to fix his disco ball!

    Bring your own Laptop with your favourite IDE and EDA software, or just come by and ask what that even means :)
    We have members experienced in Eagle, KiCad, PlatformIO, gcc/++, and Arduino studio etc. And we can help with Win/OSX/Linux issues.

    As a group we can provide all the usual prototyping tools and equipment. To use the larger available machines (3D printer/laser cutter etc.) for your own projects, you need to pass one of our in-house training sessions and be an active MotionLab member.

    Looking forward to seeing you at MotionLab!

    P.s. You don't have to R.S.V.P but it does help us communicate with everyone.

  • Learn CAM post-processing with the Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining workshop

    Note: To participate in this workshop please book a slot following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/autodesk-fusion-360-cam-for-cnc-milling/

    Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining workshop
    Goals and Skills

    Throughout this workshop a deep understanding of Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM module will be mediated. At the end of the workshop you will have learned how nest the design using Autodesk Fusion360’s CAM module (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) in preparation for the „Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining“ workshop. You will learn how to set milling-paths in your design and how to showcase the milling process within Fusion 360. Finally you will get insights on how to export your design into a format that is compatible with MotionLab.Berlins CNC mill.
    Because workshop is part of the CAD–CAM–CNC process chain, we strongly recommend attending the „Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction Workshop“ prior to this workshop if you have no experience in Fusion 360 or other CAD software.
    This workshop gives you all the preparation you need to attend the „Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining“ workshop which enables you to safely use MotionLab.Berlins CNC mill both safely and independantly.

    Method

    In the four hous you are going to learn how to:

    -Create a design in Autodesk Fusion 360
    -Set milling paths in Fusion 360 CAM
    -Use Autodesk Fusion 360’s CAM module to nest your components
    -Showcase the milling process with Fusion 360 CAM
    -Transfer your file to the CNC machine
    -Pre-Requisites

    Laptop pre-installed Autodesk Fusion 360 (free Download)
    Mouse with a mousewheel
    Other material for the workshop will be provided and are included.

    Note: This workshop can only take place if there is a required minimum of two participants reached. In case you are the only participant for this workshop you will be noticed 24 hours prior to the workshop and given an alternative date.

  • Learn electronical engineering basics at MotionLab.Berlin

    MotionLab.Berlin

    Note: To participate in this workshop at MotionLab.Berlin please book a slot on our website following this link: https://berlin-tech-academy.de/produkt/electronics-lab-introduction/

    Introduction to the ElektronikLab [DE/ENG]

    In this workshop you will learn the basics of working in an electronics lab as well as the theoretical background and practical procedures using a Tesla coil soldering kit, which will be soldered together in the workshop, in the ElektronikLab of MotionLab.Berlin.

    This workshop must be attended in order to gain access to the equipment in the ElektronikLab of MotionLab.Berlin. Access for experienced electrical engineers can be requested directly from Moritz Heyder ([masked]) without prior workshop participation.

    Goals and Skills

    After participating in the workshop, you will be able to confidently handle all basic working and measuring tools in our ElektronikLab and will have gained a solid knowledge of electrical components and application areas, which you can apply to your own projects. As a bonus, you will be able to take home the Tesla coil and even use it to play your music.

    Method

    The workshop is divided into a theoretical and a practical part. In the first part you will learn the theoretical basics about the most important physical quantities, electronic components, Tesla coils, soldering, circuits and general safety. In the following practical part you will become familiar with soldering irons, multimeters, oscilloscopes, electrical components, power supplies/sources and other hand tools of the ElektronikLab. As an application example, you will build a Tesla coil self-assembly kit together with the instructor and understand the functionality and theory behind it.

    Preparation

    Please wear an FFP2 mask during the ElektronikLab introduction and while in MotionLab.Berlin.
    Materials for the workshop will be provided.