FabLab Bremen combines workshop and computer lab. Along one side there are tool boxes, metal rails, screws, nails and heavy machinery, and along the other there are laptops, 3D printers, circuit boards and LEDs. A creative space for experimenters and makers – inventors for the digital age.
Just like Antje Moebus, one of the founders of FabLab Bremen and a driving force behind the project. “I’m excited by the variety of options on offer at FabLab. At the moment I’m particularly interested in programming with a Calliope board,” says Moebus, a sociologist working in the field of digital media in education at the University of Bremen. A Calliope board is a single-board computer that is controlled using a simple software interface. It is a great tool for learning how to write programs, and that is why Moebus runs workshops for primary school children.