• Electronics Meetup (Postponed - > COVID)

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    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.

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

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    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.

  • Friday tours at MotionLab.Berlin

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    People in Motion!

    With temperatures rising, days getting longer and good vibes slowly returning to Berlin, we are bringing back our weekly Friday accompanied by free beer and great weather!

    Perhaps you've always wanted to check out MotionLab.Berlin but your work schedule didn't match. Or maybe, the listed tours were too early for you (we know people who work in hardtech like to work really late :P).

    Friday tours are for you to check out MotionLab.Berlin in a calm and informal afterwork environment, see if your ideas can be realised in our labs and experience what it's like to be part of the community!

    Start your weekend the right way and join the tour!

    PS: there's a nice discount for those that sign up on the spot:)

  • Learn CNC milling with the "Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining" workshop

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

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

    Goals and Skills

    Within the six hours of this workshop you will get an insight into 3-axis CNC machining and be enabled you to safely use MotionLab.Berlins 3-axis CNC mill.
    The workshop will be all about the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC mill. First you will learn how to create a G-code from an exemplary design get familiar with the safety instructions in MotionLab.Berlins Woodlab. You will then train on MotionLab.Berlin’s milling machine and have gone through the process of planning and milling an examplary part using the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC.
    At the end of the two days of this workshop you will be able to indepenently use the 3-axis CNC mill to work on your own individual projects.

    Because workshop is part of the CAD–CAM–CNC process chain, we strongly recommend attending the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop prior to this hands-on machine workshop. In the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop you will learn how to set up your design for the milling. It covers setting milling paths, nesting your components and showcase the milling process – all in Fusion 360 CAM. These skills are essential to be able to create a GCode from you design that can be exported to the CNC mill and will not be covered in this „Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining“ workshop. If you have no experience in that area, please attend the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop first.

    Method

    In six hours, you are going to learn how to

    -transfer your file to the CNC machine
    -operating the CNC machine with control software MACH 3
    -create the GCode for the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
    -mill the components on the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC
    -safely use the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
    -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.

  • Friday tours at MotionLab.Berlin

    Needs a location

    People in Motion!

    With temperatures rising, days getting longer and good vibes slowly returning to Berlin, we are bringing back our weekly Friday accompanied by free beer and great weather!

    Perhaps you've always wanted to check out MotionLab.Berlin but your work schedule didn't match. Or maybe, the listed tours were too early for you (we know people who work in hardtech like to work really late :P).

    Friday tours are for you to check out MotionLab.Berlin in a calm and informal afterwork environment, see if your ideas can be realised in our labs and experience what it's like to be part of the community!

    Start your weekend the right way and join the tour!

    PS: there's a nice discount for those that sign up on the spot:)

  • Electronics Meetup (Postponed - > COVID)

    Needs a location

    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.

  • James Webb Space Telescope First Images Public Viewing

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    Six long months of anticipation following the excitement of Webb’s December 25, 2021 launch—not to mention years of new technology development and mission planning—are nearly at an end. We will get our first look at what Webb can do in the mission’s upcoming release of the first full-color images and data on July 12, 2022. Previous evaluation images, showcasing the process of adjusting Webb to its environment in space, have built up to this: the first demonstration of Webb at its full power, ready to begin its science mission and reveal the hidden infrared universe.

    THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ESA / NASA EVENT!

    Join the Motionlab Astro Community by watching the Livestream and celebrate.

    Current state:
    https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html?units=metric

    Event information:
    https://webbtelescope.org/news/first-images

    Countdown:
    https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html

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

    Needs a location

    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.

  • Friday tours at MotionLab.Berlin

    Needs a location

    People in Motion!

    With temperatures rising, days getting longer and good vibes slowly returning to Berlin, we are bringing back our weekly Friday accompanied by free beer and great weather!

    Perhaps you've always wanted to check out MotionLab.Berlin but your work schedule didn't match. Or maybe, the listed tours were too early for you (we know people who work in hardtech like to work really late :P).

    Friday tours are for you to check out MotionLab.Berlin in a calm and informal afterwork environment, see if your ideas can be realised in our labs and experience what it's like to be part of the community!

    Start your weekend the right way and join the tour!

    PS: there's a nice discount for those that sign up on the spot:)

  • Learn CNC milling with the "Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining" workshop

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

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

    Goals and Skills

    Within the six hours of this workshop you will get an insight into 3-axis CNC machining and be enabled you to safely use MotionLab.Berlins 3-axis CNC mill.
    The workshop will be all about the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC mill. First you will learn how to create a G-code from an exemplary design get familiar with the safety instructions in MotionLab.Berlins Woodlab. You will then train on MotionLab.Berlin’s milling machine and have gone through the process of planning and milling an examplary part using the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC.
    At the end of the two days of this workshop you will be able to indepenently use the 3-axis CNC mill to work on your own individual projects.

    Because workshop is part of the CAD–CAM–CNC process chain, we strongly recommend attending the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop prior to this hands-on machine workshop. In the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop you will learn how to set up your design for the milling. It covers setting milling paths, nesting your components and showcase the milling process – all in Fusion 360 CAM. These skills are essential to be able to create a GCode from you design that can be exported to the CNC mill and will not be covered in this „Introduction to 3-Axis CNC Machining“ workshop. If you have no experience in that area, please attend the „Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM for CNC Machining“ workshop first.

    Method

    In six hours, you are going to learn how to

    -transfer your file to the CNC machine
    -operating the CNC machine with control software MACH 3
    -create the GCode for the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
    -mill the components on the 3-axis Routermax 1325 CNC
    -safely use the Routermax 1325 CNC mill
    -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.