1500 m2 of creativity, wonderfully preserved 20th century machinery and newly DIY laser machines. What inspired me the most is the way Electrolab founders and core team built their community - each member can come with suggestions for a workshop area or project and then go make it real. They come and work on weekend and actively mobilize to pick up cool tech that Parisian companies recycle. Kinda do-cracy approach I've seen at Noisebridge in California, but Electrolab has a bit more of science and hardcore engineering feel.
Electrolab is home for an amazing group of talented humans. If I can recommend one thing about this space it would be its members. Built by electronics (hardware) engineers it quickly attracted a very diverse group of people passionate about technologies, freedom of information; biology, physics and more creative crafts.
- Work on software projects in a cool lounge / bar area;
- Beautiful craftsmanship in the metal workshop;
- Colorful, clean and well lit 3D printing area;
- Learn and play with physics wizards;
- Explore life with biology enthusiasts (last I knew the status they had only evening classes);
- Grow plants indoor;
- Build electronics and medical devices;
- Learn how to be part and create amazing communities;
- Address: 52 rue Paul Lescop, 92000 Nanterre
- Get there: Train Nanterre - Ville connects you to La Défense and from there you can quickly get anywhere in Paris using Metro Line 1.
- Web: http://www.electrolab.fr/
- Freenode IRC Channel: #electrolab
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/electrolab_fr
An interview with Electrolab co-founders - Yannick and Samuel.
Video - www.qodemo.com / Pictures - Tudor Trarlev.