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Specialized for Academic Research

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The CommonsLab provides specialized products and services for academic research in the areas of physics, optics and photonics, but also for biology, material science and other disciplines. We have year-long experience in experimental science, dealing with various types of lasers and spectrometers, but also with nano- and microelectronics as well as cryogenics and various types […]

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Workshop on 3D-Printing, Arduino, CNC and Processing

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[:en]This coming Wednesday, 2 November, we organize our first end-of-term workshop. During this event, we will show how to apply all the knowledge that we teach during our 6-week courses, which we give at the CommonsLab on the four subjects: 3D design and printing Cutting and Carving with CNC Introduction to Arduino Introduction to programming […]

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Lessons: 2nd Cycle!

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[:en]From the 14th of November, we start the second cycle of lessons on free and open-source technology! With a new schedule and different times, we will teach you during six weeks how to use our 3D printers, how to engrave and cut using our CNC router, how to make smart electronics with the Arduino micro‑controller, […]

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Makers of the MakerDay

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[:en]For the MakerDay event next Monday, 24 October, we have two very interesting presentations: RepRap Rostock Mini 3D Printer This delta-robot uses synchronous control of all three degrees of freedom in a non-Cartesian coordinate system to achieve movement within a horizontal plane and in Z-direction. The intelligent control of the three stepper motors by the […]

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DonationBox with the Doctors Without Borders

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[:en]The first full-size DonationBox, that we have produced for the Doctors Without Borders, has made it’s debut at the Music Hall of Athens during the benefit show “Swing for Hope” on October 1st. The event featured some great dance performances by seven of the best swing dance groups of Greece, while the benefit of the […]

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Gamification: Education as a game at school and at home

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[:en] Sunday, 16 October – 11:00am The educational practice followed in most schools today seems to fail. While admittedly the new generations are smarter, their academic performance seems to get worse every year. Education today has great difficulty to adapt to the speed of modern technology and society. A large percentage of students, who are […]

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At the Maker Faire Athens

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[:en]Our visit to the Athens Mini Maker Faire was great fun! We got to know many interesting people and projects and talked about a lot of new and inspiring ideas, such as the laser-engraving 3D printer, the silk-screen printing process, and tons of other great things. We also presented our new combination of our DonationBox […]

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τοlabάκι HackDay: Wireless IoT

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[:en]This Wednesday, 21 September, we will provide our MAKERSPACE to host the τοlabάκι HackDay, which is held every third Wednesday of the month, to have fun, play with electronics and computers and probably order a couple of pizzas, as well! As a subject of this month we suggest IoT with wireless nodes. We plan to […]

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Our lessons are starting

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[:en]From 21 September 2016 we begin the following courses: 3D design and printing (Wednesdays, 17:00-18:00) Cutting and Carving with CNC (Wednesdays, 18:00-19:00) Introduction to Arduino (Saturdays, 19:00-20:00) Introduction to programming with Processing (Saturdays, 20:00-21:00) The courses are for all ages of 16 years or above. It is only required to know basic computer usage. The […]

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Mini Touch Screen

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[:en] Today we tested the small 3.5-inch touch screen for the Raspberry Pi. It seems to be working nicely and it will certainly be a great way to work with the Raspberry Pi for home automation systems, to control web-radio, web-streaming and other media players, or possibly even for an extra-small version of our DonationBox.[:el] […]