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Juni 9, 2017 M D

Dear friends of the ViNN:Lab another year another Makerfair! We are very excited to announce that we at the Lab will be a part of this years Makerfair at the „Station Berlin“

At booth 41 we will offer you small workshops as well as some interesting exhibition pieces and a lot of talkative spirit.

1. Entrance will be free of charge for all students on Saturday 10th of June.
2. Everyone else will get 6€ off the regular ticket price with the following code: NLJRZC

We still have last years awesome impressions in mind and are very looking forward to this years Makerfair and your visit at our booth.

See you there!
The Lab Team :)

Juni 1, 2017 M D

At the last HIT (Open University Day) of the TH Wildau we at the lab had the opportunity to interact with a lot of visitors and inform them about our daily business as well as current projects.

Throughout the whole day small and big visitors created „Brush-Bots and Maky Maky curcuits“ in different workshops.

We hope we where able to give a variety of people a better insight into the nature of the ViNN:Lab as well as teach them a little bit about the maker movement.

See you soon at the Lab!

Juni 1, 2017 M D

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.

Mai 17, 2017 M D

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 :)

Mai 10, 2017 M D

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!

April 3, 2017 Marco Doering

An on-site house 3D printed in Russia offers a glimpse into what the future of construction might look like.

Apis Cotr, 3D printing specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, say the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours.

3D printing a home usually involves creating the parts off-site and constructing the building later, however, Apis Cotr uses a mobile printer to print their apartments on-site.

Once the house has been completed, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator and presumably the roof is then added, followed by the interior fixtures and fittings.

More info about the project: http://www.boredpanda.com/3d-printed-house-apis-cor-russia/


März 20, 2017 Marco Doering

Last Tuesday a small team from the lab had the opportunity to visit the archives of the DHS.

Between historical treasures we 3D scanned helmets and created 3D models.

A very fascinating aspect was that some helmets are over 1.500 years old but still in splendid condition.

We are very looking forward to more interesting corporations with the DHS.

The ViNN:Lab Team

März 12, 2017 Marco Doering

On the 7th of March we had 5th graders from the elementary school of Zeuthen as our guests at the lab.

The students laserd individualised bookmarks out of cardboard and „pimped“ them with glowing LED lights by tinkering with cooper wire as well as a coin cell.

Everyone was very satisfied with the result and we are very looking forward to more awesome workshops with you at the ViNN:Lab.

März 6, 2017 Marco Doering

On the Australian International Airshow Scientist from Deakin University presented a 3D printed Bor Nitrit Nanotube Titanium composite Material, a groundbreaking new technology.

„While Titan Composites are widely known and used throughout the Aircraft and automobile industry, a new composite made out of nano tubes would make the material much stronger and also lightweight. This new additiv technology does have the potential to be of great value for the automobile as well as aircraft industry.“ Professor Ian Chen

Deakin Scientist not only invented this process but they also created a production method to make it a scalable and cost efficient solution for commercial use.


März 3, 2017 Marco Doering

Nowadays, the dark blue, rectangular solar panels are installed on rooftops, where they are usually hardly visible. On the one hand, the bulky panels are not being considered as aesthetically superior and also consume too much space on the other hand. In tomorrow’s solar thermal energy this should be changed. Researchers of the Frauenhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in cooperation with industry partners worked within the framework of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project on finding a solution to the problem. The result is two façade collectors: one of them a strip collector and the other a solar thermal blind which offers the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to solar energy buildings. The strip collector provides high efficiency, as well as freely selectable distance and the material between the strips. The solar thermal blind has a flexible design, to the same degree as ordinary blinds, which additionally supplies renewable energy and lowers the g-value. Both developments use heat pipes to efficiently degrade the thermal energy.

How did the ViNN:Lab contributed to that project? We printed the cladding parts of the prototype with the RepRap X400.

Here you’ll find more information about the “ArKol” Project