ViNN:Blog

Updates and News all around the ViNN:Lab

1. June 2017

ViNN:Lab at FabLab Festival Toulouse.

Last weekend a small team from the ViNN:Lab went to the FabLab Festival near Toulouse. A variety of exhibitors from all over the world like South Africa and Europe displayed newest inventions and ideas such as DIY-3D printers, drone technology and even a music lab concept.

At our both kids had the opportunity to participate in interesting experiments involving conductivity of different materials.
While tinkering on their own „Upcycle-Keychain“ with integrated LED, the kids learned something about the concept „From old to new“ as well as build their own fully functional electronic circuit.

All participants where super happy with their projects and had a great time.

17. May 2017

Internship at the Lab.

Right now our school intern Jesse deals with one of his many projects throughout his internship at the lab.

To get a closer insight into the world of 3D-Scanning as well as -printing and to learn more about the usage of this technology, Jesse scans as well as prints a pair of shoes all by himself.

He totally relies on the „learning by doing“ concept we preach at the lab!

We are very looking forward to the first pair of 3D printed shoes – made by Jesse :)

10. May 2017

Future Day at the ViNN:Lab

Future Day at the ViNN:Lab.
Last week 26 high school students had the opportunity to breath some college air during our future day at the university.
At our „prototyping challenge“ different teams created balloon-powered lego cars which had an awesome race on our lab own racetrack.
Throughout different stages the cars where optimised over and over again until they achieved record times.
Thanks a lot everybody, we had a great day!

8. May 2017

Fashion meets ViNN:Lab.

Right now some of our employees and users work on different projects involving fashion and textile materials.

At the last open lab day some creative tinkers lasered fashion accessories out of acrylic glass and MDF as well as researched if one can 3D print directly onto textile materials.

We also have a new intern at the lab! In the upcoming weeks Jesse will work on different projects involving the scanning and 3D printing of a pair of shoes.

If you guys have some ideas on how to combine newest technology with textiles, than stop by our next Open Lab Day this Wednesday from 9am-7pm or this Saturday from 9am-5pm.

Your team from the lab.

29. April 2017

Newcomer at the lab.

 

Today we want to introduce you to our „newbie“ Carvey.

Carvey is a mobile milling machine with an easy to use interface and almost no learning curve involved.

You can already book your first session with carvey via setmore.

https://vinnlab.setmore.com

We are very looking forward to the awesome projects you guys are going to create with her.

Your team from the lab.

24. April 2017

Ship Propeller out of the 3D printer.

Ship Propeller out of the 3D printer.

In cooperation with the RAMLAB project the Harbor of Rotterdam has designed and revealed the first ship propeller printed via 3D printer.

The Ram Lab initiative aims to significantly lower the cost of producing spare parts for the ship industry. To achieve this goal they use their innovative WAMM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) process.

A great invention and definitely an idea worth developing further.