The Hertie School MakerSpace is a creative environment that combines the makerspace mentality and a co-working atmosphere. Students, faculty, and staff are provided with some of the essential tools for collaboration, invention and creation and are encouraged to work either on independent projects or together in the spirit of exploration, hacking, entrepreneurship and partnership.
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success." – Nikola Tesla
The co-working space is equipped with 26 chairs (6 bean bag chairs, 8 lounge chairs, 12 high stools and 4 work benches) together with an Epson short-throw projector and screen with wireless connectivity, as well as an air purifier. The chairs and tables in the room can be easily moved around for different configurations that fit different needs of students, faculty and staff who might want to use the room for studying, group meeting, relaxing or hosting events. We encourage everyone in the community to make use of the space for your creative and professional needs. If you want to use the room for events, please sign up with this Calendar and follow these guidelines for event organisation and hygiene rules at the Hertie School.
The podcasting station is located in the inner room of the MakerSpace. The space has professional recording equipment, including two Rode Procaster microphones, a Tenveo Conference Streaming and Recording Webcam, a Green Screen, a Blackmagic Design Atem Mini for Webcam Interface and a number of different lighting equipment. You can start your own podcast with invited guests, livestreaming projects or just simply record something fun for your family and friends. The Digital Learning Team will provide training on the usage of the equipment so you can start to go pro as soon as possible.
3D printers and microcontrollers
No MakerSpace is complete without a 3D printer and some weird electronics stuff. This one is no different. You have access to a Creality Ender-3 V2 3D Printer and a collection of filaments with different colors for your projects. There are also a Raspberry Pi, a tiny computer that you can program, and Arduino, a single board microcontroller, with which you can start to build prototypes for digital devices. With these hardwares, you can start to experiment with building different robotics projects, 3D printing components that you might need. The Data Science Lab will provide short training on how to use these different hardwares as well as the necessary software so you can get started on your new engineering journey.