3D printing, laser cutting
|lukas [ät] comaking.space
Hi, I'm Lukas, one of the CoMakingSpace's founders and managers. You'll soon find me in the Space more often again during the Wednesday Making Hours :-)
I always knew I liked to build and assemble things, but never thought of myself as very creative until I built my first 3D printer and began to understand CAD programs. Many other techniques have gotten my attention since then and I believe that knowing how to work with a material automatically leads to tons of ideas what to do with it. Therefore, learning and teaching is the main advantage of community workshops like the CoMakingSpace in my eyes (closely followed by all the cool stuff you couldn't afford on your own).
Besides coming up with new ideas, I believe that knowing even just a few basic methods and tools enables everyone to repair and recycle their stuff more efficiently, reducing the amount of waste our modern society likes to generate.
I especially like combining different materials, upcycling "waste" and incorporating natural materials into my projects. A continuous effort of mine is creating content and structure for this wiki to equip other Makers (especially those around Heidelberg) with a good starting point for their own projects, and contributing to solutions in our Space's "issue tracker".
And here are some of my projects that are (probably) finished:
- various other home improvements, e.g. a balkony table
- "Maker's mark" to brand or emboss my finished pieces
- experiments under the Precious Plastic umbrella
- welding more campfire and barbecue equipment
- froe and three-way wedge for splitting wood
- marking knife, knife sharpener, parting tool & more out of old circular saw blades
- puzzle games like the "Nut-T Coin Trap" that could be adjusted for laser cutting
- ...and too many more...
Here I'll collect some pictures where I didn't write a whole project page (yet?), e.g. if it was just my take on someone else's project or it's simple enough to be understood from one photo. However, if you have any questions I'm always happy to help and could document more!
composting toilet built almost entirely from pallet wood and other recycled materials
laser engraved & waxed Tigerente
pasta roller for Patrick
saw handle out of leftovers from my "TAC" boardgame - the naked blade cost me just a few cents
simple pouch to store & transport countersink wood drill bits
repair: got a "beer table" with a hole in it for next to 0 €, then plugged it with a custom cut piece of fir and sanded it flush after the wood glue was dry
Feel free to read on if you feel like it, but these probably won't be interesting to you - more like notes to myself ;-)