Events

Kick Off:

HoFaLab was officially launched on 26.01.2019 in the Honigfabrik.

Thank you to all the people that joined the Kick Off and the Party afterwards!

Note: if you missed the event, you can find the related Post on our Blog here 🙂

Poster and impressions from the Kick Off

Workshops:

We are organising workshops spread over a period of 12 months that can be divided in 2 Steps.

During Step 1 (from February 2019 to June 2019), the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to “Processing” Programming
  • Introduction to 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
  • Introduction to music instrument building

During Step 2 (from August 2019 to December 2019), the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard
  • Introduction to Arduino
  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
Sessions are held on Saturdays or Sundays. Please check out the calendar for the exact dates of the specific workshops.

The Workshops take place on the FSG Houseboat, next to the Schute on the Veringkanal.

As a cooperation partner, HoFaLab is supported by the FSG (Freie Schule für Gestaltung), which is kindly offering space for the Workshops

Location of the Schute and the FSG Houseboat​

Step 1: Workshop Introduction to “Processing” Programming:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Note: “Processing” Workshops are now over, you can find the related Post on our Blog here. Furthermore, you can still learn about Processing during our Creative Afternoons (see below)

Below are examples of artwork using “Processing” Programming.

Irregularsymmetry By Aaron Keenan

Inconvergent By Anders Hoff

Actelion Imagery By Sergio Berkenbrock

Step 1:  Workshop Introduction to  3D Modeling and 3D Printing:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Note: “3D Modeling and 3D Printing” Workshops are now over, you can find the related Post on our Blog here. Furthermore, you can still learn about 3D Modeling and 3D Printing during our Creative Afternoons (see below)

Example of 3D Modeling and 3D Printing

Step 1: Workshop Introduction to music instrument building:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed. Additionally participants are asked to pay 10€ for the basic sensors and components.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Example of Piezo materials

Step 2: Workshop Introduction to Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed. Additionally participants are asked to pay 10€ for their Google Cardboard Kit.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Step 2: Workshop Introduction to Arduino:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed. Additionally participants are asked to pay 50€ for their Arduino Starter Kit.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Step 2: Workshop Introduction to Raspberry Pi:

Participation is free (donation based). However, participants are asked to bring their own laptops (any OS supported) where Open Source softwares will be installed. Additionally participants are asked to pay 80€ for their Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.

Workshops are open for everyone but limited to 10-15 participants. So if you want to participate, please contact us per email for registration. 

Tuesday Meeting:​

In parallel to the various weekend workshops, we have a meeting during the week, open to anyone, in order to bring forward HoFaLab in Wilhelmsburg. The overall organization, new ideas, future projects are discussed. This regular meeting takes place every Tuesday from 20.00 in our room over the “Holzwerkstatt” (yard of the Honigfabrik). Come along 🙂

Creative Afternoons:

In addition to the workshops on weekends, we meet on Saturday or Sunday afternoon on the FSG houseboat. Everyone is welcome to participate to these events. You do not need to register before in order to join.

It is the opportunity to work on a personal project started during the workshops. Or implement brand new ideas. You can also use our 3D printer, CNC machine, Microcontrollers, or join new exciting DIY projects.

Please check out the calendar for the exact dates of the Creative Afternoons.

Guest Lectures:

We are planning to have monthly guest lectures open for everyone with topics related to Art & Technology.

The lectures will be given by members of the Creative Technologies Meetup HH. (a group of artists from Hamburg interested in digital art)

These events will be announced at a later date. Please have a look at the calendar for exact dates.

Exhibition:

At the end of Step 1 (July 2019) and Step 2 (December 2019), exhibitions will be organised in order to expose the result of the Workshops. Theses events will be free and open to all. So feel free to come with family and friends!

Participants will be able to explain the new skills that have developed and artwork they have produced. Future projects and concepts will be presented as well.

These events will be announced at a later date. Please have a look at the calendar for exact dates.

Typical Lab layout (from IAAC together with Fab Lab Barcelona)