Mobile Makerspace

Digitization is finding its way into all areas of life and science and, among other things, is making it much easier to generate information and facts. But how does this information/these facts actually come about, e.g., about our environment? What does a digital measuring device register today that was previously observed by humans, usually in a time-consuming manner? The process behind this should not only be understood and designed by specialists, but also by users.

Against this background, the Makerspace enables students to realize their own small research project. Available for this purpose are, for example:

  • two 3D printers,
  • a computer (all-in-one housing),
  • soldering stations,
  • various tools (pliers, knives, screwdrivers, etc.) and consumables (cables, resistors, plug-in boards, etc.),
  • various microcontrollers and single board computers,
  • various (environmental) sensors,
  • network technology etc.,
  • and the corresponding software (CAD, Arduino).

Finally, the mobile version of the Makerspace fits perfectly in the back of a van. Like a small secretary, the Mobile Makerspace folds out to the front and can thus be converted into two workstations in just a few steps. 3D printers, soldering stations, tools, sensors and computers fit into the small cart. In this way, the Makerspace can also be used directly on site - for example, during field tests/excursions.

Furthermore, the Makerspace was used in the module Angewandte Klimatologie II (Applied Climatology II).

The mobile Makerspace was funded by the Tandem Fellowship of the Donors' Association - Project:
"Digital Making for everyone and everwhere! Forschen (lernen) im mobilen Makerspace" .