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 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.

Lab Manager(s)

Paul Bristow

Innovation Consultant | Open Source Expert

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.

Last but not least, our activities include gaming clubs (Minecraft, Fortnight, Overwatch), and game development learning (Unity 3d).

Media Initiatives

Media Champions

Patrick Jacquet Photographer and President at Mise Au Point

Patrick Jacquet is a self-taught photographer enjoying his passion for photography for more than 30 years.
Over these decades, he learned and mastered complex photography techniques he’s using as based tools to release his creativity. For 20 years, he’s been sharing his experience and passion through “Mise Au Point”… a photographic association specialized in training and photo coaching.

“Mastering photo techniques doesn’t make a good photograph… but without that, your heart is silent”

From hyper macro photography to gigapixel panoramic views, from architecture to sport, from fashion to Fine Art, Patrick is able to play successfully across various domains, coming up with outstanding series being exhibited in International photo festivals.

Mise Au Point web site : http://www.miseaupoint.org

 

Mélie Genet

I am an HR and business administration specialist, with 15 years of experience working for business consultancies with international reach.

Passionate about the functioning of human beings and systems, I have a huge default: my curiosity is equalled only by my entrepreneurial drive. I have followed three training paths: psychology (specialized in new technologies applied to education and human computer interactions), entrepreneurship (Master HEC entrepreneurship from Grenoble school of business) and human resources (Swiss Advanced Certificate in HR management).

In 2011, I have co-founded a company in the field of HR services outsourcing (recruitment and payroll mostly). Today, I share my time between different projects operating as freelance.

I have a relatively rich associative life, which I strive to foster. I am committing in fields related to company creation support, education and humanitarian projects.

My beliefs regarding the corporate world are clear: I am promoting human-centred management and collective intelligence leveraging.  I am also a fan of the lean startup movement.

I am passionate about reading, writing, music and travels.

I offer my services to project holders and advise them in following fields:

  • Strategic consulting: business canvas, business plan, market survey.
  • HR and finance consulting: talent and key resources acquisition. HR and finance backoffice, process optimization, training, ERP implementation, audit, outsourcing.

I speak French, English and German.

Doris Edwards Permaculture Designer | Business Owner | Lean Startup Fan

I am a Permaculture Designer and Teacher.

I want to enable busy professionals like you, and families and communities, to cultivate urban and rural spaces in the permaculture way, so that you too may enjoy the delight of fresh, tasty, nutricious and healthy home-grown food.

Permaculture is a way of designing an ecosystem that works for the small urban backyard and for the larger rural garden. No need to break your back or become a professional gardener!

If we were to talk in terms of innovation, Permaculture is disrupting agriculture in the way Apple's MP3 player disrupted the music industry!

As a busy entrepreneur, running my own digital transformation services company since 1987, I was struggling with an unruly and needy vegetable garden for many years, almost to the point of giving up.

But then I discovered Permaculture Design, and it was amazing!

After one year already, my garden had transformed into a haven of abundance, providing high yields of nutritious fruit and vegetables, at a fraction of the labour needed before.

During 2015, I have obtained the internationally recognised PDC - Permaculture Design Certificate. Certification which has validated my practical experience.

In a parallel life, I am the founder of the Geneva Lean Startup Group. And back in 2009, I founded SoYouWantAChange.com, a Web Content Boutique.

I am proud to be an early supporter of Pangloss Labs, a radiant Greater Geneva-based online Platform with a mission, and a thriving local community.

Fernando González Cortés

I am an independent software developer. My main interests are open source, geographical information systems, statistics and artificial intelligence.

As a software developer I care about:

  • What the client tries to achieve and how best software can help.
  • Finding simple solutions that avoid adding complexity to the codebase.
  • Automating tests and other development best practices, so that the software is stable and the development pace does not fall.
  • Studying how project goals and requirements relate to tasks a software team needs to execute on.

Works

You can take a look at my daily activities in my blog.

A list of my personal projects (to be completed!):

  • Border rampage: Work in progress. A map that shows the speeds of the public transport in the border between Geneva and Saint Genis-Pouilly and Ferney Voltaire and allows to browse the last 24 hours of this data.

I have been part of these development teams:

I have done (small) contributions to

I am a founder member of geomati.co

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.

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.

Treffe 3D printer

The Treffe 3D printer is a Makerbot X2. Machine Status: Working

Blue Lotus Laser Cutter

The “Blue Lotus” Laser Cutter is a largish 80W CO2 laser cutter with a cutting bed of 1000x400mm, capable of cutting wood, plastic, card, paper and fabric, and engraving more materials. Machine Status: Working

Designjet Printer

HP Designjet 5500 Printer The HP Designjet printer is suitable for printing posters, roll-ups and other creative things. Machine Status: Working

Baobab 3D printer

Baobab 3D printer The Baobab 3D printer is a giant custom designed 3D Printer designed and built here at Pangloss Labs. Machine Status: Working

Oak CNC

The Oak 3 axis CNC machine is an open source Openbuilds OX CNC using a smoothieboard as it’s control system. Machine Status: Working

Pico-2 DLP 3D Printer

The Pico-2 DLP 3D printer is a resin-based 3D printer using light to print. Machine Status: Working

Comfrey CNC

The Comfrey 3 axis CNC machine is a robust, solid Badog X2 CNC using Mach3 control software. Machine Status: Working

Primula 3D printer

The Primula 3D printer is a modified open source iTopie design with a diamond head triple mixing extruder for providing full-colour FDM printing. Machine Status: Needs Z axis calibration

Vinyl Cutter

Vinyl Cutter The Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter is a desktop cutting machine able to cut vinyl, card and paper, precisely. Machine Status: Working

Forget-me-not 3D printer

The Forget-me-not 3D printer is a robust, solid Printrbot Simple Metal with heated bed, extended X axis and an Octoprint-based Raspberry Pi controller. Machine Status: Working

Saxifrage Mini CNC

The Saxifrage 3 axis Mini CNC machine is a small, solid 1610 CNC using GRBL firmware and OpenCNCPilot control software.  It is specifically for milling prototype PCBs. Machine Status: Working

Calendula 3D scanner

The Calendula 3D scanner is a printed in the lab rotating scanner, based on the ATLAS 3D open source project, and using a Raspberry Pi to derive full colour point clouds and STL meshes from the object being scanned. Machine Status: Working but needs frequent calibration

Send an email directly to the fablab team






Custom puzzle for Crowdfunding campaign

You are looking goodies or products to package your crowdfunding campaign…Panglosslabs can do it for you. This is the story of a book creation for young children. It’s describe the lemur life and the ecosystem protection that are need this animals to survive. This example is demonstrating :  how to design and to produce a custom puzzle at […]

Salmanazar Light

Presentation of the creation: “Salmanazar Light” is both a decorative lamp and a stand for 35 champagne flutes. “Salmanazar Light” transforms the set of champagne flutes into a luminous and harmonious work of art. This creation dynamically changes its appearance and gives an everchanging ambience with lighting effects coming through the champagne flutes.  As each […]

Manufacturing for Colucci Design’s light

Introduction of the work Pentagon lamps by Claudio Colucci Set of 9 lamps based on the replication of openwork aluminum pentagons. Its were positioned in the center of the red carpet at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva for the Geneva Charity Ball 2016. All guests were able to admire every element that light came to [...]

The 3D “Ovoid” Ring

Presentation of the art The ring "Ovoid" is an original creation based on the cut of a fuselage of airliner. It can be set with 3 stones lodged between the two arches. It was made of polymer resin using a 3D printer (DLP).   Designer Guillaume CABRIÉ Production Fablab Pangloss in Ferney-Voltaire with a DLP [...]

Violin 3D HOVALIN vs Pangloss

Presentation The Hovalin violin is a 3D printable violin. This three-section acoustic violin has been enhanced to provide better sound and a higher volume than the previous version. Close collaboration was established between the members of PanglossLabs, "Fablab" installed at the Marmousets, and Johnny Zefferini and Martine De Boisjolly, violin teachers. A first (red) prototype [...]

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 Co-fondateur Pangloss Labs

Currently based in Marseille, Carmz is an English coach and an ESL tutor for all levels and ages as well as a Filipino language tutor (Tagalog & Bisaya), an avid papercrafter and a self-taught portrait artist. She loves organizing language and cultural meetups, papercrafting events and karaoke parties.

Denis Mongin Scientist, experimental physicist, data scientist

I am a experimental physicist and data scientist.

I worked in laser physics and condensed matter labs for some years, and I am currently working as a data scientist in the University hospital of Geneva.

I love designing scientific experiment for teaching or education. I participated in the creation of "t'es sûr", and I develop at pangloss new scientific experiments. I therefore use most of the fablabs tools, play with arduinos and electronics, do some python Qt.

Mélie Genet

I am an HR and business administration specialist, with 15 years of experience working for business consultancies with international reach.

Passionate about the functioning of human beings and systems, I have a huge default: my curiosity is equalled only by my entrepreneurial drive. I have followed three training paths: psychology (specialized in new technologies applied to education and human computer interactions), entrepreneurship (Master HEC entrepreneurship from Grenoble school of business) and human resources (Swiss Advanced Certificate in HR management).

In 2011, I have co-founded a company in the field of HR services outsourcing (recruitment and payroll mostly). Today, I share my time between different projects operating as freelance.

I have a relatively rich associative life, which I strive to foster. I am committing in fields related to company creation support, education and humanitarian projects.

My beliefs regarding the corporate world are clear: I am promoting human-centred management and collective intelligence leveraging.  I am also a fan of the lean startup movement.

I am passionate about reading, writing, music and travels.

I offer my services to project holders and advise them in following fields:

  • Strategic consulting: business canvas, business plan, market survey.
  • HR and finance consulting: talent and key resources acquisition. HR and finance backoffice, process optimization, training, ERP implementation, audit, outsourcing.

I speak French, English and German.

Fernando González Cortés

I am an independent software developer. My main interests are open source, geographical information systems, statistics and artificial intelligence.

As a software developer I care about:

  • What the client tries to achieve and how best software can help.
  • Finding simple solutions that avoid adding complexity to the codebase.
  • Automating tests and other development best practices, so that the software is stable and the development pace does not fall.
  • Studying how project goals and requirements relate to tasks a software team needs to execute on.

Works

You can take a look at my daily activities in my blog.

A list of my personal projects (to be completed!):

  • Border rampage: Work in progress. A map that shows the speeds of the public transport in the border between Geneva and Saint Genis-Pouilly and Ferney Voltaire and allows to browse the last 24 hours of this data.

I have been part of these development teams:

I have done (small) contributions to

I am a founder member of geomati.co

Doris Edwards Permaculture Designer | Business Owner | Lean Startup Fan

I am a Permaculture Designer and Teacher.

I want to enable busy professionals like you, and families and communities, to cultivate urban and rural spaces in the permaculture way, so that you too may enjoy the delight of fresh, tasty, nutricious and healthy home-grown food.

Permaculture is a way of designing an ecosystem that works for the small urban backyard and for the larger rural garden. No need to break your back or become a professional gardener!

If we were to talk in terms of innovation, Permaculture is disrupting agriculture in the way Apple's MP3 player disrupted the music industry!

As a busy entrepreneur, running my own digital transformation services company since 1987, I was struggling with an unruly and needy vegetable garden for many years, almost to the point of giving up.

But then I discovered Permaculture Design, and it was amazing!

After one year already, my garden had transformed into a haven of abundance, providing high yields of nutritious fruit and vegetables, at a fraction of the labour needed before.

During 2015, I have obtained the internationally recognised PDC - Permaculture Design Certificate. Certification which has validated my practical experience.

In a parallel life, I am the founder of the Geneva Lean Startup Group. And back in 2009, I founded SoYouWantAChange.com, a Web Content Boutique.

I am proud to be an early supporter of Pangloss Labs, a radiant Greater Geneva-based online Platform with a mission, and a thriving local community.

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.