Let's trade places. The Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) goes mobile, visiting schools and other educational institutions with an e-bus that is designed as a maker*space equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter and much more. We bring everything with us, enabling the pupils to fully focus on tinkering and designing.
Quickly build a new computer case using the 3D printer to replace the old broken one? Design a mobile phone case with the help of a sewing machine and a cutting plotter or build an illuminated watch using the laser cutter? Digitalisation and digital production techniques have long since become part of our everyday lives and have also become indispensable at the workplace. It may sound highly technical and intimidating, but operating these devices is child's play.
You can give it a try in the roadLAB. The e-bus is parked in front of the educational institution for a week, inviting children and young people to unleash their creative potential. The explainers teach the pupils the know-how and skills required to implement their own ideas, placing a focus on independent work.
As part of workshops and activities, both the participants and the teachers can try out digital production techniques and learn about possibilities of technical implementation.
System requirement: a parking space
The most important thing schools need to have for the roadLAB to come for a visit is a parking space! We provide the rest. In addition to machines such as a 3D printer or laser cutter, the roadLAB also brings laptops for the whole class and Wi-Fi for conducting the workshop.
Online preparation and follow-up materials support the project in the long term.
The roadLAB builds on the expertise from the techLAB, nextgen*LAB and the museum's exhibitions.