As everything, this site is very beta, just an empty blog by now. We will shape it and find out how to share our ideas and findings with everyone of you.
For starters, here is the Open Design City announcement from the betahaus blog:
It might have been around for a couple of weeks already: We are about to add a new ingredient to the betahaus DNA this april. Together with palomar5, lasernlasern, bausteln and Mechatronik Werkstatt Berlin we will set up Berlin’s first fablab in the back of betahaus and it’ll go by the name of Open Design City and it will be delivered in beta. yay! Thanks to the fellows above we already have got: a) a CNC router, b) a lasercutter, c) a makerbot, d) tools, some materials, workbenches, awesome space, good coffee.
Now we are looking for makers, baustlers, designers, DIY people, architects, disciples of arduino, open design or Gyro Gearloose or Doctor Snuggles that want to take the journey with us to berlins first fablab and beyond.
Our initial offer is a 200,- €/month membership that includes the use of the betahaus office space as well as the use of the fablab and it’s machines. We will figure out the rest, once you are there.
If you want to be part of it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org very quickly. We do have very limited space and time to set this all up and once the workspace ist sold out, it will take a while until we will be able to provide more space. Also if you think you have got a valuable machine to contribute to the fablab, get in contact with us. We will make a special offer for those that bring stuff.
All of us were thinking, planning, talking, thinking again, planning again, talking again about all the “hows” and “whens” regarding the foundation of a fablab the we finally figured out, the best way would be to deliver in beta and walk on from there together. We all believe, that the time couldn’t be better to start making and are excited like hell where this all will lead to.
Looking Forward to your Feedback
Your Open Design City Team
If you are part of the team and want to start hacking on this site or just need an account to start blogging as well, please drop me a line!