Wood Lab

WoodLab

Pangloss WoodLab

Pangloss Wood Lab is a 90m2 shared wood workshop that offers professional woodworking machines to association members. It is located in the center of Sergy (01610) in the Pays de Gex. The workshop exists as a complement to the Pangloss FabLab in Ferney-Voltaire.

The workshop is accessible seven days a week, but the large (noisy) machines can only be used during the hours regulated by the municipality of Sergy.  All the tools, except the digital machines, are made available with the workspace and included in the prices.

Pricing:

Pangloss membership - annual 30 Euros

Wood Lab workshop access - 5 Euro/hour per pack of 10 hours (valid for 2 months)

Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for one month - 50 Euros

Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for 12 months - 500 Euros

COVID-19:  Please bring a facemask. Maximum 5 people inside.  

We have a range of different machines in the woodlab, suitable for different types of project, from hobbyist to professional.  We do not (yet) sell material for making your projects, but may have small scrap/leftover pieces for testing.  Before using a machine, you will need to be trained by the lab manager.  Use of machines is on a first come first served basis.  Hand tools, and portable electric tools are also available.  Members must supply their own wood, sandpaper and glue.

Pricing:

Pangloss membership - annual 30 Euros

Wood Lab workshop access - 5 Euro/hour per pack of 10 hours (valid for 6 months)

Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for one month - 50 Euros

Unlimited Wood Lab workshop access for 12 months - 500 Euros

Send an email directly to the woodlab team







    Location

    Lab Manager

    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

    Useful Woodlab Links

    Wood:

    Lalliard (Bonneville)

    https://www.lalliard.fr

    Mauris bois (Annecy)

    https://www.mauris.fr/

    Corabois (Geneve)

    http://www.corabois.ch/

    Jumbo (Geneve)

    https://www.jumbo.ch/

    Tools:

    Bordet

    https://www.bordet.fr

    Dictum

    https://www.dictum.com

    Manomano

    https://www.manomano.fr/

    Metiers et Passions

    https://www.metiers-et-passions.com

    Inspiration:

    L’air du bois

    https://www.lairdubois.fr/

    Internet of Things Lab

    IoT Lab

    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.

    Useful IoT Lab Links


    Art & Design Lab

    Art & Design Lab

    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.

    Sustainable Development Lab

    Sustainable Development Lab

    The Sustainable Development lab is where we try to improve the way we do things to ensure a better future for us all.  Projects range from renewable energy, to new repair techniques, to education, to re-localising production and beyond.

    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.

    Lab Manager(s)

    Business Lab

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    Business Lab

    The Business Lab facilitates connecting individuals seeking business and growth opportunities. This laboratory has tools and methodologies for management, sales, marketing, profile building, effective project presentation, and focuses on agile, disruptive and fast growth strategies.

    Within the Business Lab, several projects supporting businesses are being developed, notably in the form of orientation panels and conferences.

    Business Lab – Resources

    • Its leaders and participants derive from the pool of members of the association Pangloss Labs.
    • The Business Lab as part of the Pangloss Labs has access to its resources like the Fablab, the Co-working space, its conference rooms and its communication tools.
    • The Business Lab is one of the various virtual laboratories (“Labs”) of the Pangloss Labs. It has easy access to subject-specific networks through this connection.
    • Competences relating to the creation and the operation of a company.

    Business Lab – Open meetings

    We organise open meetings from time to time. The meetings typically take place on Thursdays at 18h30 at Pangloss Labs, Zebra room. They are announced in the Slack Business Lab group.

    Our meetings are genuine Living Labs where one can present and discuss one’s ideas and projects. The mix of project leaders, experienced people and people simply interested, has the capacity to produce useful and inspiring answers.

    Business Lab - Participants

    Only participants with a Pangloss profile in English are shown.

    Business Lab - Tools

    Internet
    • The web pages of Pangloss Labs are available for the presentation of the activities of the Business Lab and those of its members.
    • All members of Pangloss Labs have the option to publishing a personal profile.
      Pangloss Labs member profiles : https://panglosslabs.org/member/
    • The project people may present their project on the Pangloss Labs website as well.
      WWW project pages : https://panglosslabs.org/project_cat/business-lab/
    • What's more, she has at her disposal all Pangloss Labs tools such as Slack for internal communication, and Google Drive for sharing documents.
      Pangloss Slack : https://panglosslabs.slack.com/
    Bilingual Business Model Canvas

    A Business Model Canvas is a strategic template for developing business scenarios. We wanted to have a large version of the Business Model Canvas up on the wall of the lab, but around here it had to be in at least English and French.  We created this and have made it available as a Creative Commons licensed download : Bilingual Business Model Canvas

    Project Maturity Level

    The Business Lab defines stages in the evolution of a project from the first idea to the creation of a company. Projects are classified according to their maturity in “Project Maturity Levels”.  This method of assigning some kind of maturity to a particular project is based on its readiness to operate successfully from a perspective of management. The purpose of this classification is to offer, for each level and as needed, appropriate assistance and services. A pitch to a Panel of members of the Business Lab Panel can speed up the identification of maturity and need. → Maturity Levels

    Readiness for a product or service to be employed may be classified according to EU or NASA “Technology Readiness Levels”.

    Financial Forcasting Template

    The Business Lab suggests using a spreadsheet tool for building a financial simulation of a contemplated business. Members of the Business Lab have had good experience with FISY by Remi Berthier (https://www.fisy.fr/). An example of such a financial simulation is available on request from our focal person. : Jean-Laurent FERVEL

    It is also possible to get personalized training in financial mathematics and in using spreadsheets (EXCEL) from members of the Business Lab.

    Business Lab - Initiatives

    Contact

    Point of reference

      Urbanism Lab

      Urbanism Lab

      Everything related to improving the conditions in which we live. From smart cities to civic techs, we try to make it easier and more fun to function as a group of humans.

      Lab Managers

      Media Lab

      Media Lab

      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.

      Media Initiatives

      Media Lab Equipment

      Media Champions

      Fab Lab

      Fablab

      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.

      So far we've had projects including Art & Design, Prototypes & Repairs, Furniture & Decoration, Electronics & Automation, Experimentation & Research, Robotics, along with DIY & Education.  If you're not sure where to start, we even have group projects where you can learn with others.

      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!

      COVID-19:  Open but cautious.  QR code on door.  AI monitoring CO2 levels inside to ensure good ventilation.  Please bring a facemask.

      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, but start at €2/hour for filament-based 3D printers.

      Send an email directly to the fablab team







        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

        Useful Fablab Links


        Culture & Education Lab

        Culture & Education Lab

         

        Discovering cultures through language conversation, correcting language mistakes in a friendly manner, improving capacity for everyone to communicate towards larger markets.

        Culture & Education Projects

        Culture & Education Community

        Carmz Rubio-Torset ESL teacher Carmz Rubio-Torset iCR8T (Marseille) & Pangloss Labs Co-Founder

        Carmz was one of the co-founding members of Pangloss Labs in 2014. Currently based in Marseille, Carmz is an English coach, an ESL tutor for all levels and ages, a Filipino language tutor (Tagalog & Bisaya), an avid paper crafter, and a self-taught portrait artist. She loves organizing language and cultural meetups, paper crafting events, and karaoke parties.

        Mechatronics Lab

        Mechatronic Lab

        Robots, Drones, Systems, Automated guided vehicles

        Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical, electrical engineering and computer science.

        A typical mechatronic system picks up signals from the environment, processes them to generate output signals, transforming them for example into forces, motions and actions.