Brenchie’s Lab is a publicly accessible makerspace in Aruba, recently established at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the centre of Oranjestad.
It is a learning space for students, artists, hobbyists, and entrepreneurs to share ideas and experiment together in an open and collaborative environment. The space is equipped with digital design and fabrication tools, expertise, and room for anyone to explore their own ideas and projects.
Currently, the lab is equipped with the following tools:
- Computers with design libraries and software
- A Makelangelo art robot
- Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and an electronics workstation
- A Shapeoko 3 CNC router
- A Printrbot Simple 3D printer
- A DIY Prusa Mendel i2 3D printer, handmade in Aruba
- A LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer
- A Sense 3D scanner
- A Ricoh Theta S 360° camera
- A variety of hand and power tools
- And much more!
Brenchie’s Lab aims to function as a community space, with open Maker Days every Monday, when anyone can freely access the lab, and a broad openness to collaborations and projects of all kinds. To see what’s going on at the lab, visitors are welcome to drop by on open days or make an appointment for a specific time. If you are interested in visiting, Brenchie’s Lab is located at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Aruba, Oostraat 2, Oranjestad, and can be contacted by phone (297 630 2475) or email (lab at brenchies dot com) with any questions. Check out the website at www.brenchies.com for more info.
This project is a collaborative effort between Metabolic Foundation and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Aruba, with generous support from UNOCA cultural organization and Stimuleringsfonds creative industry funds.