Edu FabLab HSO

Profile and objectives

The Edu FabLab HSO (= Education Fabrication Laboratory Hochschule Offenburg), which is still under construction, has been funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art since 2019. A FabLab is defined as an ‘open workshop’ that provides technologies for the digital development and manufacture of products, ‘open’ meaning that such a FabLab can be shared by different groups of people. A FabLab offers the opportunity to learn, work and research together; knowledge can be shared and transferred.

As a living lab, the Edu FabLab HSO offers students a didactically open framework for project and research-oriented learning and for rapid prototyping by applying the knowledge acquired in the classroom. Students’ creativity, independence and application orientation should be encouraged. In particular, the Edu FabLab should be used for joint interdisciplinary projects of the different departments.

For teaching, the following interdisciplinary labs, theses or research projects are currently offered at the EMI Department:

EI Project Lab

The EI Project Lab is offered in the first semester of the EI/ EI-plus study courses. The students work on solving an interdisciplinary development task using basic hardware and software in the Edu FabLab at the University.

For detailed information about the Edu FabLab HSO, please visit the Edu FabLab HSO website.