WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
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The first Maker space in Odense open to everyone!
The place for people to make their creative ideas come to life.
“A physical space for interesting people to come together and work on their projects, but most importantly: learn from each other.” This is what three members from the Odense Robotics cluster hope to achieve with “O’Town Garage”, which officially opened earlier this month with support from Peter Rahbæk Juel, Mayor of Odense, Niels Jul Jacobsen, CTO and Co-Founder of Mobile Industrial Robots and Charlotte Hybschmann Jacobsen, CEO, Hybsch Connect Holding.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY 15:00
A place to experiment, learn, meet and create.
The O’Town Garage is a makerspace located in Odense. Our goal is to create and continue a shared space for collaborative technical and artistic experimentation within Robotics, Woodwork, Design, Development and Sewing.
It is a movement, because it implies a centralised political or unifying ideology. With the main focus of embracing the diversity of backgrounds, genders and ages, the garage will become the umbrella under which you can find: hobbyist pursuits, science education and geeky/techy subculture experiments. ”Maker” is not only about tools and craft, it is also about creativity and knowledge. And what by now was known as a small subset of people who makes things, is about to become a real ‘Movement’ with the purpose of reminding that ”Making is Uniquely Human”.
Our goal is simple When it comes to tools, this is be the place to be. When it comes to creative people, we are the place to search through. When it comes to exciting workshops, we are the one hosting it.
Along with facilitating different workshops (woodwork, metal work, diy sustainable projects, bio-hacks, 3D furniture modeling and printing, software development, laser cutting etc.), we are bridging the gap between women and technology. University of Southern Denmark professor Erik Rasmussen said about the crucial importance of OTG:
‘’The O’Town Garage is also an example of the importance of informal networks for the creation of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The entrepreneurs grow from being members of a Community of Practice in an ecosystem. Members create new ideas through shared passion and interests, and it enables ‘know-what’, ‘know-how’ and ‘know-who’ at the same time.’’
We facilitate the type of networking that cannot be otherwise seen in the universities, workspaces or bars. Since there are no filters to whom can join (beside age), we became a hotspot for unconventional networking and idea generation.