Hello World, hello Europe,
We are the Makers from FabLab of University Ruhr-West in Bottrop.
The HRW FabLab is member of the International Fab Lab Association. We orientate ourselves towards the Fab Charter.
Back in 2012 Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer started the FabLab as one of 10 first official FabLabs in Germany. We are well connected with other FabLabs in the area through the Project 3D-competence-center Niederrhein.
The main focus is about teaching students in digital fabrication and get into hands-on mentality.
At Fab Conference ´17 in Chile Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer and Marcel Kellner met VULCA and we are directly connected and supported each other activities when it comes to Makers Residency topic and in the european identity.
Indeed, we already started the first Maker-exchange with a Maker from Croatia. He did the Fab Academy at our FabLab.
Workshops are at the heart of the open digital Fablab evening
Thats also a special thing from our Lab. We as a “supernode” offer the Fab Academy program since 4 years as one of first German Fablabs.