ODAM was created in April 2018 as a project to promote professional activities and to provide a workshop for the community, as a common gathering point where everyone can exchange projects, knowledge and ideas.
The mission of ODAM is to promote knowledge and informal learning for everybody. As a former naval industrial city, Almada has a rich population with lots of knowledge, within the many trades involved in naval construction and repair. Here we join old trades with the new technologies, where computer or digital manufacturing is a must and preparedness for the future.
The main objective of our activities is to facilitate the acquisition of new skills and competences based on non-formal education and hands-on learning, creating opportunities to discover new technologies where every person has the opportunity to share and learn, with respect for each one and for the environment.
Along with the normal activities of a makerspace, we try to serve as a point of access for the elderly population, to have the capability to get small appliances repaired at a low cost or even for free, if a small payment is not possible.