Meet ‘n’ Match – Your door opener to a job in South Westphalia

May 11th, 2021 with Lachmann & Rink GmbH in Freudenberg and Dortmund

On May 11th it will be the sixth time “Meet ‘n’ Match – your door opener to a job in South Westphalia”! Those interested in software from the following areas have come to the right place

  • Computational Science
  • Software-Development
  • Electrical engineering
  • Physics
  • Lateral entry
  • Autodidact

Because the host Lachmann & Rink GmbH with locations in Freudenberg and Dortmund has many offers for you. ➑️ Theses, student traineeships or a direct career entry!
As part of the 90-minute online format, the participants can take a look behind the scenes of the largest software service provider in South Westphalia with an industry focus and maybe even find their dream job in the region. πŸ•΅οΈπŸ”œπŸŽ‰ πŸ‘‰
Information and registration options for the organizers: https://match-suedwestfalen.com
Please register at least one day in advance so that the event can be better planned. πŸ™
What to expect? At Meet ‘n’ Match, students, graduates and companies come together digitally and in a relaxed atmosphere.

🏒 Digital Companie tour
πŸ’¬ Peer networking with employees
πŸ‘©β€Speed-Dating-Interview (optional)

May 26th, 2020 with Infineon Technologies AG in Warstein

On May 26th it will be the seventh time “Meet ‘n’ Match – your door opener to a job in South Westphalia”! Interested parties from the following areas have come to the right place

  • Electrical engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Science

Because the host Infineon Technologies AG at the Warstein location has many offers ready for you. ➑️Internship, thesis, working student activity or a direct career entry!
As part of the 90-minute online format, the participants can take a look behind the scenes of the largest software service provider in South Westphalia with an industry focus and maybe even find their dream job in the region. πŸ•΅οΈπŸ”œπŸŽ‰ πŸ‘‰
Information and registration options for the organizers: https://match-suedwestfalen.com
Please register at least one day in advance so that the event can be better planned. πŸ™
What to expect? At Meet ‘n’ Match, students, graduates and companies come together digitally and in a relaxed atmosphere.

🏒 Digital Companie tour
πŸ’¬ Peer networking with employees
πŸ‘©β€Speed-Dating-Interview (optional)


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Thursday 13.2, 7 pm: Lecture “FabLab Maya – Can Technology Help Preserve Traditions?”

On Thursday (13 February) Christian will give a talk about Fab Lab Maya at 7pm. Christian visited Fab Lab Maya in the Mexican jungle and would like to tell us about it. There they try to support the local population and traditions with modern technologies.
The title of the lecture is “FabLab Maya – Can technology help to preserve traditions?

Facts

  • Admission is free!
  • When: Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Start: 7 pm
  • Where: Fab Lab, Herrengarten 2, 57072 Siegen

The Lab is now also open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

We can now offer you new opening hours for the Lab! Friday remains in place. We are also open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of our safety briefings twice a month and our plenary once a month. The 3D Printing Happy Hour merges into the Wednesday appointment and no longer exists in its own right.

The opening hours are valid until we move out of the Herrengarten.

New Opening Hours

  • Wednesdays: 13:00 – 17:00
  • Fridays: 14:00 – 20:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00 – 18:00

At these times, work can be done freely in the Fab Lab. All interested parties are welcome to attend. We are looking forward to your visit! If you want to work in the Fab Lab, you must have taken part in an appropriate safety course beforehand.

Important: We may have to cancel opening hours from time to time due to other events or teaching at the Lab. But then we’ll announce it beforehand! So before you go to the Lab, check here on this page to see if it’s really open.

Safety Instructions

Safety instructions are held at 4 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month. Registration is not necessary. Read more here.

Plenary

On the last Thursday of the month we have our plenary for everyone at 5pm. More Information here.
Just come by.

Happy Making,
your Fab-Lab-Team

Visit from Mascat (Oman) to Fab Lab Siegen

On 22 November, we had a visit from a delegation from the German University of Technology (GUTech) in Mascat, Oman with 20 mostly female students of technical disciplines and two teachers.

The delegation was interested in the concept, implementation and benefits of Fab Labs at universities, as we are pursuing in Siegen.
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek, Director of the Fab Lab on this:

“We are very interested in sharing our experiences in setting up and running a Fab Lab and networking with Fab Labs worldwide.”

As you may have noticed, we have several international partnerships, such as the YALLAH exchange with universities in Palestine and Gaza, the Global Innovation Gathering network and Greece Communitere.

Prof. Pipek also emphasised again how important a lab is for exchange, the acquisition of knowledge and also for intercultural understanding. Prof. Pipek continues:

“In addition to implementing vocational qualification pathways, Fab Labs also serve as learning sites for technical skills for the population and can thus make an important contribution to democratising technical knowledge in all countries and cultures.”

There are more than 1700 Fab Labs worldwide. Discussions are currently taking place to support the establishment of a Fab Lab at GUTech in Mascat by the University of Siegen.

Fab Lab Siegen in Regensburg – A Makerspace at the Mensch und Computer Conference 2017

What do four people do with a station wagon, a lot of luggage, various boxes full of stuff, a 3D printer, virtual reality equipment, moderation cases and toolboxes? – Right. Play Tetris.

On Saturday, 09.09.2017 in the afternoon we packed some of the most beautiful treasures and a little hardware from the Fab Lab and headed to Regensburg to the Mensch und Computer (MuC) Conference, which took place from 10-13 September 2017. Interested parties and experts from the fields of human computer interaction, user experience and usability meet there every year. Not only professors, researchers and students can exchange their research results and projects, but also representatives of different companies and developers are on site to make contacts, gather inspiration and inform themselves.

The focus of such a conference is on submitted written contributions in the form of scientific papers and posters on a specific topic, the contents of which are presented as presentations. In addition, workshops will be held. Fab Lab Siegen should be represented in such a workshop. In keeping with the theme of the conference, “Interacting easily through play”, we decided to have an open Makerspace that could be visited at any time on one of the conference days.

Together with committed members from Hackspace Regensburg – the Binary Kitchen – we transformed the drab concrete look of the conference building at the University of Regensburg into a colourful and flashing place on Monday, inviting people to interactively find out about Fab Labs, Hackspaces and Maker Culture between coffee and lectures. Under the motto “Make – Hack – Learn – Share”, visitors were able to create 3D models in virtual reality, which they could then either place in the real world as augmented reality holograms using the Microsoft HoloLens or even print out using the 3D printers. Different exhibits and projects from the Fab Lab caused general amazement and interest. However, the many lighting gimmicks of the Binary Kitchen have also attracted the most attention. In a mini-soldering experience, the conferees were able to assemble their own flashing clothes peg.

The Makerspace was represented at the Mensch und Computer conference for the first time and was a great success. The visitors were enthusiastic and after the positive feedback we hopefully were not there the last time.

Yallah – You All Are Hackers

“YALLAH- You all are hackers” is an international exchange and cooperation project between the University of Siegen and Birzeit University in the West Bank in Palestine. The project is funded by the DAAD program “University Dialogue with the Islamic World” and will be implemented for the first time in 2016. In two exchange phases of four weeks each, ten students from one university visit the other country. In addition to getting to know the region, culture and people, it is also about working together on projects that focus on local issues. The goal is the joint development of creative and sustainable approaches to solutions, in the implementation of which the students also make use of digital fabrication methods, which happens, for example, in the Fab Lab Siegen or in and around (hack/maker/*) spaces in Palestine.

yallah_gruppenarbeit

As part of the first exchange phase, ten students and two staff members of the University of Siegen traveled to the West Bank this April, excited and full of expectations. After an initial orientation phase with many new impressions, all students from both universities brainstormed together to develop project groups dedicated to the various problems and possible solutions.

One project group, for example, dealt with the computer club in the refugee camp “Al-Amari”, which on the one hand aims to promote intercultural exchange between Palestinians and refugees on site, and on the other hand offers a collaborative and playful addition to the limited educational opportunities in refugee camps. The club was already established in 2013 as part of research work for the come_in project. The students first took care of repairing the infrastructure on site and developing new workshop ideas with the available resources. Afterwards, several workshops were held with children, in which they were taught the simple basics of electrical engineering so that they could directly build their own first circuits. Even after the first exchange phase, the on-site workshops are still continuing.

Another project group dedicated to the (plastic) waste problem frequently found in the Middle East (as in so many parts of the world) developed, among other things, the first prototypes of edible cutlery made of dough and conducted a study on plastic bag consumption in supermarkets. Another project team built a small garden in the refugee camp under the title “Urban Gardening”, for which, among other things, plastic bottles were recycled as watering cans and planters. The individual groups repeatedly made use of principles of hacker and maker culture in their projects.

But outside of the projects, there were other points of contact with hacker and maker culture, as well as with digital fabrication opportunities on the ground. For example, students participated in an Arduino workshop at the first Palestinian hackspace, Vecbox. In addition, students and staff from Siegen, who are currently also actively involved in setting up our Fab Lab, held several 3D printing workshops at the university, where not only were the basics of 3D printing taught, but the participants also designed and printed their own first 3D models together. As a prerequisite to holding the workshop, the available 3D printer was also collaboratively maintained and serviced. In the course of this, the university partners of the University of Siegen were also able to advise a professor on site on the purchase of a new 3D printer.

During the four weeks on site, the students experienced a lot. A lasting impression was left in particular by the strong contrasts between innovation and tradition that are lived out locally. For example, a horse plowed a field right next to the Hackspace, where innovative technologies like 3D printers are used.

In summary, a trend toward innovation via a community-oriented hacker and maker culture – as in many places around the world – is also evident in Palestine. However, the development, elaboration and dissemination of these trends, which ultimately also have a great deal to do with self-determination, are always faced with major challenges. Yallah is one piece of the puzzle of many in the establishment of global collaborations at eye level, in which creativity, self-determination and the use of (digital and distributed) fabrication methods play important roles. In August, the second exchange phase begins, which will take place in Germany and during which the students also want to further develop their solution approaches at our Fab Lab. You can read detailed reports about the experiences during the exchange so far on the project’s blog.