23 students, aged around 14 years, were the first to test the newly developed workshop "Light and Art" at the ViNN:Lab Wildau, near Berlin.
The task was to create a wooden box with two polarizer films. By inserting a transparent sheet with adhesive tape glued on top of it, the setup turned into a colorful mutative artwork, created by the students themselves. As the course of action included using a laser cutter and 3D printers, the participants got a first glimpse into the opportunities of a Fab Lab.
More importantly, they learned about photonics and its many technological applications - which is the main purpose of PHABLABS 4.0, the European project for which this workshop has been developed. We thank Oliver Kranz of Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium Köpenick and his 23 pupils for their participation and their positive and constructive feedback.