Website http://www.starship-factory.ch/
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Description The Starship Factory is a Maker Space in Basel with a focus on learning, teaching and transparency. We try to combine not just wide-spread techniques of a Fablab, like 3D printing and CNC milling, but also try to include textile working (sewing, cutting, T-Shirt pressing etc.) and want to find more working areas in the future.
Members Tonnerre
Projects ELNA sewing machine hacking, T-Shirt Printing, Writing weather station data collection and processing programs
Self-organized Sessions Design t-shirt logos using Inkscape, Print your own T-Shirt
Related to assembly RaumZeitLabor
Registered on 20 October 2013 22:21:17
Location for self-organized sessions yes
Self-organized session notes Elna sewing machine disc creation, t-shirt pressing, weather station hacking, 3D printing and modelling.
Other assemblies...
Orga contact open@lists.starship-factory.ch
Brings * 3D printer (RepRap Pro)
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • T-Shirt Press
  • Programmable sewing machine
Seats needed 4
Extra seats 4
Assembly specification 2. We'd like to come together with a lot of people, a spot with lot's of people passing by and good visibility would be nice.
Planning notes We'd like to be placed somewhere else than the the RaumZeitLabor people because they raised some concerns about us being close.

The Starship Factory is a Maker Space in Basel with a focus on learning, teaching and transparency. We try to combine not just wide-spread techniques of a Fablab, like 3D printing and CNC milling, but also try to include textile working (sewing, cutting, T-Shirt pressing etc.) and want to find more working areas in the future.

We take experiments and learning very seriously, so we also applied the process to our organization itself. We have a basic democracy, which means all members decide monthly what happens with the goods of the organization, and we are very transparent about everything, because we would like other organizations to learn from our mistakes and successes.

We're currently still in the setup phase of our makerspace so we don't have a big room yet, but we do have a number of projects and some equipment, such as:

  • A 3D printer
  • A T-Shirt press
  • A vinyl cutter
  • A wire bender
  • Several programmable Elna sewing machines (from the 1950s)
  • A weather station