This is the last post on my travels, I am writing it from my office in Berlin.
The journey is over, I had a wonderful 3 months in the United States that allowed me to get to know many parts of this great country and very many wonderful people.
The Maker Place is a commercial workshop with a great selection of tools. I just took a short Tour of the space on my way back to San Francisco.
A remarkable detail that I hadn’t seen before is a very well equipped sewing and embroidery studio with a variety of stitching machines (also computer controlled ones!)
There also are two heavy duty CNC mills for cutting metal and a full-blown metal workshop:
Some nice stuff that was made there:
A model submarine door.
A wooden motor bike.
From their website:
“The Transformative Learning Technologies Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary group designing and researching new technologies for education. We understand new technologies not only as a way to optimize the existing educational system, but as a transformative force that can generate radically new ways of knowing and learning.”
I was not allowed to take pictures in there but it’s pretty much a Fab Lab like the others I had been to. The unique feature is that they are focused on researching the impact of Fab Labs on the education of school children.
Now I will go through all the material I gathered and start looking for partners and funding in Berlin!
Thanks for reading and see you soon: