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This year (2016) I will participate in the Fabacademy course called "How to make (almost) anything" with about 350 other students in 72 Fab Labs all over the world. Neil Gershenfeld (watch his TED Talk here) who founded the first Fab Lab and is known as the father of Fab Labs and also a leader in the Open Hardware movement. He is now head of the Center of Bits and Atoms a spin of of the MIT Media Lab.
He will give a lecture each week from Boston for 5 month. Then the students have one week to complete the assignments.
I will participate at the Fablab Barcelona but I will try to complete most of the work in my home lab in Munich. On this website I will document my course activity and my final project. The student websites of the past years you can find here.
Hi, I am Andreas a 33 year old guy from Munich Germany who makes a living tinkering and teaching kids coding and electronics. Also I am building up my own fablab and raspberry pi academy at the moment focused on small and big kids called erfindergarden (erfinder is inventor in German) and plan a Fablab world tour after the academy program in July and August.
Update 8. July:
I am on my tour now. This is my intinery for my world tour. I am looking forward to visit fablabs and makerspaces on the way. Especially I am interested to learn about Fab Kids projects. Add me on facebook to follow my trip. I am very thankful for any help, tour, couch on the way.
4/7 - 6/7 ---- Rio: Olabi Makerspace
6/7 - 10/7 ---- Buenos Aires: Neti Makerspace, 3dlab, Tamoco
10/7 - 11/7 ---- Montevideo: Synergia Tech
12/7 - 14/7 ---- Sao Paulo: WeFab
14/7 - 17/7 ---- Lima: Esan Fablab, TecSup
17/7 - 21/7 ---- Bogota: Bogohack, C-Innova,
21/7 - 31/7 ---- Guatemala City, Tikal, Quezaltenago - La Granja Fab_Lab
31/7 - 5/8 ---- New York: NYC resistor
5/8 - 8/8 ---- Bejing
8/8 - 18/8 ---- Shenzhen, Fab12, Minecraft Workshop, Makerfaire
19/8 - 20/8 ---- Bejing
20/8 - 23/8 ---- Seoul
23/8 - 26/8 ---- Hanoi
26/8 - 29/9 –--- Tokyo
I studied business with engineering and first started working in software sales. But I realized that being an employee is nothing for me so started working for myself in 2011.
My crazy journey started when I filmed and helped to create a post-it art memorial for Steve Jobs at the Apple window in Munich store in 2011. This youtube video I filmed went viral and since then I have been creating post-it art portraits and pictures for conferences, commercials and art shows.
In 2013 I build the pixomat a pixel photobooth in a shopwindow on the other site of the street of the Steve Jobs portrait and since then got deeper and deeper into the maker world learning coding, electronics, raspberry pi, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and since 2014 started teaching that knowledge to kids and also started freelancing for hybris/SAP labs as a creative technologist.
My first maker of merit batch for the pixomat at Maker Faire Rome 2013.
The pixomat at Lift conference in Geneva in 2014.
The Steve Jobs Post-it Portrait.
So why do I do the fabacademy?
I want to gain deeper knowledge in the fablab technolgies, especially electronics, 3D Design, PCB making, CNC milling, molding, composites and get to know other makers and share knowledge and experiences with them. I also think it is a good way to focus my energy on a project I have been dreaming to build for a while - the stickomat. A machine that would stick post-its on a wall automatically.
You find all of this website also on github here.
Twitter: @andreaskopp Facebook: www.facebook.com/andreaskopp Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright and License
After filling out these questions on the creative commons website I decided to license this website and my work for fabacademy under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The content of Andreas Kopp on this website except the content of the final project is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The software and hardware of the final project speedometer by Andreas Kopp is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).
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