Designing and creating objects that connect to the Internet and each other. Mostly based around raspberry pi, openhab, mqtt, and Arduino variants. Includes programming, hardware design, and our smartlab based on openhab allows experimentation with more than 300 different IoT protocols! Recent additions to the lab include LoraWAN for remote IoT sensors, NFC and RFID tag technology and more. This is the place for AI, bots, dataviz and things generally interacting with the internet and the real world.
Designing and creating objects that connect to the Internet and each other. Mostly based around raspberry pi, openhab, mqtt, and Arduino variants. Includes programming, hardware design, and our smartlab based on openhab allows experimentation with more than 300 different IoT protocols!
Recent additions to the lab include LoraWAN for remote IoT sensors, NFC and RFID tag technology and more.
This is the place for AI, bots, dataviz and things generally interacting with the internet and the real world.
Learn about the world of 3D printing from one of our fablab experts. In this introduction course you will learn the basics of 3D printing and how to use a filament-based 3D printer, including the all important first print.
Bring a laptop computer or tablet if you can.
This is a two hour course including hands on exercises with a Pangloss expert.
At the end of it you will be able to use the Pangloss Labs 3D printers, and be much more expert with your own 3D printer at home or work.
Check our events calendar for the next 3D printing course date.
This course is available in both French and English languages.
- Management of innovation projects
Conferences and Training Courses
Pangloss collaborates with specialists to organise and host a variety of conferences and courses, with the aim of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the greater Geneva area. For example:
- Business and technology conferences about innovation in the Leman area
- Business Courses on company strategy and entrepreneurship
- Courses on the machines in the Fab Lab: how to operate 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters and CNC mills and how to design in 2D and 3D.
- Make a list of all the spaces and similar initiatives around innovation in Grand Geneva. Create working partnerships where possible.
- Simultaneously, use co-creation to decide amongst our Pangloss Labs community in Geneva, which set of Innovation Labs make sense for them. This may well be a very different set from the 10 chosen in the Pays de Gex.
- Build up the space requirements for each Innovation Lab. See if each Lab can start using time and space in existing physical spaces around Geneva. If so, partner with the appropriate physical space, and do that, resulting in a win-win for Pangloss members and existing physical spaces, along with cross fertilisation between communities.
The Art and Design lab proposes a place for creatives, graphic and web designers and artists where you can exchange knowledge, learn about other people's projects and anything towards the creative thinking.
Recent Art & Design Projects
The Sustainable Development lab searches to fulfill the needs of the present without compromising the future. We believe in a connected world in space, time and quality of life.
From an entrepreneurial perspective, if you're looking for problems to solve, the UN has co-created a list of seventeen goals that they are trying to achieve by 2030. It will need most everyone in the world to actually do this, so there are plenty of opportunities.
The Sustainable Development Goals
Recent Sustainable Development Lab Projects
Our media lab covers all forms of media projects, ranging from mobile first website development (CMS Wordpress, Joomla!, Strikingly) to augmented reality and virtual reality developments.
We also create wikis and contribute to local and specialised knowledge management platforms.
Our lab includes the making of videos, podcasts, infographics and photographs, from a practical and creative angle.
We also work with radio stations and web radios.
Last but not least, our activities include gaming clubs (Minecraft, Fortnight, Overwatch), and game development learning (Unity 3d).
Photographer and President at Mise Au Point
Graphic and Web Designer
Permaculture Designer | Business Owner | Lean Startup Fan
Hands on building of (almost) anything. Prototyping, finished products and repairs. With digital fabrication machines from 3D printers to lasers to large format CNC machines.
A Fablab is a space for learning new skills and sharing your skills. We do not have resources to fix things for free, but will happily show you how you can learn to repair and make things. To find out more, visit us on one of our regular open days.
You don't have to start from zero. Come and learn how about the world of digital fabrication with our regular training courses. Our introduction courses are suitable for everyone, with reduced prices for Pangloss members!
We have a range of different machines in the fablab, suitable for different types of project, from hobbyist to professional. To use one of our machines, you will need to be a member of the association. We do not (yet) sell material for making your projects, but may have small scrap/leftover pieces for testing. Before reserving a machine, you will need to be trained in one of our training courses. Use of machines is on a first come first served basis and requires payment. Hand tools, table saw, scroll saw, drill press etc are available in the space and are free for members to use. Fees are displayed in the fablab and, for members, on the appropriate web page.
The Fab Charter
What is a fab lab?
Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication
What’s in a fab lab?
Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared
What does the fab lab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one lab
Who can use a fab lab?
Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs
What are your responsibilities?
safety: not hurting people or machines
operations: assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab
knowledge: contributing to documentation and instruction
Who owns fab lab inventions?
Designs and processes developed in fab labs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from
How can businesses use a fab lab?
Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a fab lab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success
Culture & Education Projects
Culture & Education Community
Co-fondateur Pangloss Labs
Scientist, experimental physicist, data scientist
Co-founder Pangloss Labs Geneva
Permaculture Designer | Business Owner | Lean Startup Fan
Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:From the Mobile World Congress we had the LG Flex2 self-healing phone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjig8CkuenYBut this week is mostly about the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from the 5th to the 15th of MarchThe ED Design Torq - Electric Driverless Racing Car - which apparently could have a racing driver inside, but who'd want to without windows? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP5MdxC8iJoBentley EXP10 Speed 6 with 3D printed parts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8v5d9fmkSwThe Quant F and Quant Quantino Nanoflowcell cars have a range of up to 1000km between refills with ionic electrolyte fluid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q05Oc9M9V4oThe EDAG Light Cocoon (for the blinky light fans) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoTIw9SMxOEThe Aston Martin all electric DBX concept https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r53N9cDv1cThe Swiss Rinseed Budii that will hand the steering wheel to you if you feel like driving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GPkw_qdbjcThere is also the completely bonkers Koenigsegg Regera "hybrid" which does 0-400km/h <20 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWm8xEapjuQThere are 76 cars at the motor show which emit less than 95g of CO2 per kilometer, and most of them are in productionOh, and this week Apple launched the most personal computer ever designed. This goes on sale in France on April 10th, and in Switzerland "sometime in 2015" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-waTi8BPdkSee you next week!
Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:For the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYtWWDor2sThe Virtual Private Network (VPN) comparison site I mentioned is https://www.bestvpn.comJust to be safe, I suggest you use either Paypal or an e-card (one time use card number) from your bank to make the payments to these companies. It's not that they aren't safe, but I've noticed that they come and go over time.Open source routers will allow you to VPN to your own home, but I won't give you a link. If you don't know how to find these, you shouldn't be attempting it. Surf safely!And remember - a VPN is just a pretend (really long) network cable.For details of the next Pangloss events click here.
Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:The Internet of Things market is expected to be huge, with pretty much all market forecasts in the high billions of dollars. By 2020, there are expected to be more than 100 billion devices connected.The home monitoring (air quality, temperature etc) system I have is from Netatmo My little drone is the Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider, available from 1000ordi in Geneva for 135-7 CHF. They also have a range of Connected Objects and speak English (not a lot, but enough!).The lighting system from Philips that's getting towards what I'd likeAnd of course, the build it yourself option with the Arduino Micro from Sparkfun and the FemtoduinoWe held the first Pangloss Labs Internet of Things meetup on the 23rd of February in Eaux-vives. For details of our next events click here.
Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:If you've ever wanted to fly like a bird you need to catch up with the BIRDLY bird simulator.https://vimeo.com/91069214And the amazing EPFL telescopic contact lense is here. The Pangloss Labs Internet of Things meetup will be held on the 23rd of February in Eaux-vives. You don't need to be an expert - just bring an object and tell us how you'd like it to be connected (or not!) For details on this and all our events click here.
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.