Saturday, December 29, 2012


next to the curiosity of how things work, encouraged by the make magazine we took apart an old photo printer. Quite amazing how much parts are found in such a machine assembled in a high precision, the parts are also very valuable for the future projects...




Friday, December 28, 2012


Thats the first time we received greeting cards for the bucky lab we would like to share these seasonal greetings from Han one of our former bucky lab students from California. Such a nice thought, how will be the weather there ...?

By this all the best for all of you and a happy new year!



Friday, December 21, 2012


Today was just cleaning up and the time was so flying by that we even had thought about taking pictures...

ok just a few with the mobile phone. Now its time for some rest under the christmas tree till we unveil the prototypes in the end of January. We will keep you in the loop.



Thursday, December 20, 2012


Last day of building ...nearly every project is finished, photo shooting will take place in the next year ...
But we cant wait to show you at least a few last impressions of our last activities.

Short before cleaning up also Mick Eekhout and Martin Straver had a short peak behind the curtains and they were already impressed bythe results...wait till the dust is wiped off !

For me its already like Christmas, seeing the smile and pride of the students in their faces,
it was a pleasure working with you. 

The party at the end was a bit bigger than expected...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


After 8 days of blood, tears and sweat ...just kidding it was dusty, but fun ...anyhow we are nearly there !

While the most projects are one off´s and real prototypes including only a few similar parts, building a dome requires a different approach of fabrication, its not only one node you have to make but a whole set of it ...
but today we saw the first bits and pieces come together, and we have to admit: It looks like a dome !
Cool !

We should also mention our shaping wind team who have to produce 100 windmill wings in a mould, in total 100 pieces are needed ...

The boys had so much fun at the sewing machine, they already started to sew summer skirts for Dr. Bucky Labs mother in law ...

Pick of the day : Without sand paper on the sanding machine, the work takes more time than usual  ...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


today its all about the people.. all of them are striving for perfection while putting their hands on the last touches of their projects..some also created "the look" totally focused and kind of becomeing one with their project. Its these moments we enjoy so much !

A the end of the day we shared also the christmas gift from the dean a typical "Christstollen"