THE MAKERS LAB CHALLENGE

Are you looking for an inspirational and motivating teambuilding activity?

An activity that is unique and develops trust, communication, problem solving and collaboration skills within your team. Above all do you want an activity that is exciting, fun, and unforgettable. The Makers Lab Challenge has been specifically designed to get your people away from the office in a distinctive and inspiring venue and spend valuable time working together as a team, with no distractions.

The challenge is delivered on-site at the Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park. and takes place in our SOILAB facility, which is a state-of-the-art workspace with the latest technical equipment available in the UAE.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to new and emerging manufacturing technologies changing the way we work and live. The SOILAB is an ideal location for individuals and teams to become more familiar with the technical advances that are changing our world now.
Teams are provided with a range of materials and then challenged to design and build a functional vehicle. They get a comprehensive brief to guide them through the process and are supported by our team of experts during the activity. The teams use the full range of SOILAB facilities, including the metal shop, wood shop, textile lab, and CNC machines. Once construction and design of the vehicle is completed, the teams take part in a fun and competitive finale and take to the stage and tell the rest of the teams about their learning during the event.

The program is fast-paced, interactive, and completely hands-on. It is an intensive and empowering learning experience that challenges participants to work together as a team to produce new and innovative ideas and then to build and create them.

We can provide a full range of services to take the stress out of organizing your event and supporting you to make it a great success.

Get in touch, tell us what you need, and we will get to work planning it.

METAL LATHE

BY ISMAEL TOUQ

Sunday, September 19th
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Limited seats available*

INTRODUCTION TO
METALWORKING

BY ISMAEL TOUQ

Monday, September 20th
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Limited seats available*

INTRODUCTION TO
LASER CUTTING

BY ANDREA URIARTE

Tuesday, September 21st
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Limited seats available*

INTRODUCTION TO
3D PRINTING

BY Andrea Uriarte

Wednesday, September 22nd
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Limited seats available*

MILLING MACHINE

BY Ismael Touq

Thursday, September 23rd
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Limited seats available*

INTRODUCTION TO
WOODWORKING

BY Ismael Touq

Saturday, September 25th
from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Limited seats available*

WELDING

BY Ismael Touq

Saturday, September 25th
from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Limited seats available*

From design to prototypes and proofs of concept

BY SIMONE MAJOCCHI
To discuss special payment options contact us on 055 571 1896*
PART 1 Saturday, September 25th
PART 2 Saturday, October 2nd
PART 3 Saturday, October 9th
PART 4 Saturday, October 16th
Limited seats available*
Keeping designs in the bit space – just on a computer screen – limits the chances of understanding its true potential significantly. However, when the design is brought into the atom’s space, it is possible to evaluate its real potential turning it into a prototype, a functional device or a working installation through digital fabrication. The fabrication process forces the designer to address all the aspects of its design, from the choice of materials to the implementation of the electronics – if present. Making a prototype to prove the functionalities is a task that differs from the engineering required for industrial manufacturing, and many tradeoffs need to be made – and accepted – to have a working prototype.
In this workshop, we will teach the steps any designer should follow to go from his CAD files to a working – scaled if necessary – prototype good for proofing the design and have something to show to investors and partners on top of the business analysis and the classic pitch.

We will do some laser cutting, and some 3D printing and consumables are supplied by the Lab. If the designers wish to create their design, anything that is not “lab consumable” will be sourced directly by them. We can provide references for trusted suppliers.

Home automation with IoT and wireless technologies

BY SIMONE MAJOCCHI
To discuss special payment options contact us on 055 571 1896*
PART 1 Saturday, September 25th
PART 2 Saturday, October 2nd
PART 3 Saturday, October 9th
PART 4 Saturday, October 16th
Limited seats available*

Internet of Things and the availability of smart devices have prepared the right environment to bring automation and control into our homes and offices. Thanks to the Open‐Source community, anyone can create an open, scalable and fully customizable solution to control any electrical device, integrating smart speakers and the now ubiquitous Google Assistant, Alexa or Siri to use voice commands. The solution runs on a server that is built on the cost‐effective Raspberry Pi platform. The ease of configuration, the small footprint and the proven reliability make this choice the most affordable and tested one. We will start from the basic setup of the Server and then proceed with integrating the various types of controls and inputs. We may have microclimate, sensors, power management, entertainment, and electrical appliances at our fingertips, accessible either locally or remotely with or without a fixed IP through a rich and fully customizable web interface.
Home Assistant is the name of the chosen Open‐Source solution.

This course requires the configuration of a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ and a variety of devices, from Sonoff smart switches (available on Noon.com) to Ikea TRÅDFRI, smart lamps and many other devices. Each user will source their basic set of components that will then become the initial automation kit. In addition, we will provide a list of mandatory and optional parts to source and use during the sessions.