Ideation Space - Step 1: Ideate
Multiple student teams have been experimenting with Design Thinking methodology at IdeaSquare. This has been the basis for ID2 to research new learning methods and take the next steps towards a new era. The Ideation Space is an open area where all tools needed for presentations and ideation are available - to allow for generating ideas to solve challenges. With digital smartboards, whiteboards, markers and post-its it has everything the team needs in the ideation phase of their projects.
We encourage everyone using ID2 to have a bias towards action.When the ideation phase has yielded it is time to move on to prototyping, making, as soon as possible.
The labs - Step 2: Make it real
The machine shop is all about hardware, and the place where ideas take on physical shape.
Here we invite our community to bring ideas into the physical world through prototypes, mock ups, and physical objects. There is everything you need for drilling, cutting, gluing, and assembling. Additionally there is a laser cutter and water jet cutter. For rapid prototyping, these machines allow the user to create precise parts out of plastic and wood in minutes.
Nuts and Bolt
Water Jet Cutter
The Electro shop is set up to allow users to create, program, and test their electronic creations.
It has everything needed for working with electronics and mechatronics with equipment for soldering, assembly and testing of electronic circuits as well as Micro Controllers and Micro Processors.
Variable Power Supply
The studio is equipped with different 3D printers.
There is an FDM that adjects filaments with a tool head, and an SLA that uses a laser to cure resin. We also have a 3D scanner for making digital copies of prototypes. Coupled with our VR equipment we can see the prototypes into new environments and situations difficult to reproduce in the workshop.
Prusa i3 MK3s x 2
Creality CR20 PRO x 2
Creality CR10S PRO x 2
BCN3D Sigmax R19
Formlabs Form 3
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle
The Light Lab is set up to provide a semi-clean room environment equipped with an optical table, PC controlled stereo-microscope, and radioactive sources.
A small setup to perform tests at kelvil level is also available. The Light Lab is currently dedicated to the R&D&I projects hosted by IdeaSquare.
Leica M205C stereo microscope
Thorlabs Optic Table
Do you work at CERN and want to use our prototyping facilities?
To book one of the workshops, you will need to have a training course for the specific workshop. We will put up courses every month.
After you have had the course, you can request to book the workshop.
Send an appointment to prototyping.i2 [at] cern.ch.
The title has to be the workshop you are interested in booking (3D studio, Machine shop or Electro shop). Give a description of what tools you want to use and what the project you are using it for is. See example below:
If the appointment gets approved, the booking is complete.
If the appointment gets rejected, we will contact you.
Note: by using the workshops, you agree to be contacted to be a judge in the panel of the final presentations of our student groups. A final presentation will last for about 2 hours and you might be asked once in a 3 month span.
The calendar can be found here.
If you have any questions, please ask Dina Zimmermann (dina.zimmermann [at] cern.ch).