A popup Fab Lab at the DMY International Design Festival Berlin

A popup Fab Lab at the DMY International Design Festival Berlin

Matt Cottam of Tellart wrote in with news of the pop-up Fab Lab at the DMY International Design Festival in June 2010:

A roadtrip caravan transporting a Fab lab from Amsterdam to Berlin, a panel discussion, a workshop, a talk, and lots of making…

Early Wednesday morning Matt [Cottam] met up with Bas van Abel (Waag Society), Mike Pelletier (Waag Society Fab Lab) and Gianfranco Checci (PICNIC) for the six hour drive from Amsterdam to Berlin. The night before, other Waag Society teammates drove a truck filled with the entire Waag Fab Lab to the now defunct Templehof Airport in Berlin.. By early Thursday morning the Maker Lab area of the festival was a hive of activity.

The annual DMY Festival exhibits the work of more than 400 designers and is extended by over 40 satellite events around Berlin. This year the event hosted an international group of designer-hackers who brought in a factory’s worth of machinery to set up a Maker Lab. CNC milling, laser cutting, thermal forming, bioplastic molding, physical computing with Arduino, custom circuit board design and etching with Fritzing, RepRap and MakerBot 3-d printing, stop-motion animation and just about every other means of prototyping was in house…

Tellart at the MY International Design Festival Berlin

Maker Lab DMY Berlin on flickr

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