CreativeOpenLab (COLab) Projects

So far we have realized over 100 projects*, which we would like to present on this page.

Education & Research

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Faculty 3 - Chair of Engineering Mechanics and Vehicle Dynamics

3D Printing Planetary Gearbox and Turbine Blades

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Faculty 3 - Chair Polymer-based Lightweight Construction

Components for a lightweight crane

More information about the project: Lightweight crane

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Faculty 3 - Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Flanges for wind tunnels

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg & Carl-Thiem-Clinic Faculty 4 - Midwifery and Nursing Science

3D printing heart for joint training event

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Faculty 6 - Design and Building Construction Chair

Production of an urban environment model

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Production of Acrylic laser cut giveaways

Lusatia Science Park (LSP)

Production of an individual USB stick holder from multiplex remnants.

Companies, Startups & Public Institutions

BSB - Behinderten- und Rehabilitationssportverband Brandenburg e. V.

Development of a special handlebar for the Paralympics.

Electro Natusch

3D printed cover for a motion sensor.

Society of Friends of the "Fürst Pückler in Branitz e.V."

Scanning of a moon model using Artec 3D and subsequent 3D printing of the finished model.

Society of Friends of the "Fürst Pückler in Branitz e.V."

Modeling and 3D printing of a Pücklerstern trophy and engraving using our Epilog laser cutter.


Use of the photo studio for product photography

Innovation Hub 13

Implementation of the OpenBikeSensor project in Cottbus.

3D printing of the components and organizing workshops with subsequent supervisor of the Open Bike Sensor.

You can find more information about the project in this article: "Too close - more safety at a distance!

Innovation Hub 13

Laser cutting of trophies for an ideas competition

German Aerospace Center (Cottbus site)

Construction of an interactive building model of the HepCo test hall.


Construction of letters from MDF with acrylic base.


Hopper for industrial plant laser cut, bent (TrueBend) and welded

COLab projects

Plantbox Project "Naschkarte" from COLab

Design of a Plantbox as part of the project Naschkarte of the SPI location Cottbus - Stiftung Sozialpädagogisches Institut Berlin "Walter May".

You can find more information about this project in the blog post Sustainable snacking project conquers Cottbus of the Startup Revier EAST.
(Articles are only available in german.)

Redesign of our participatory area from COLab

Planning & construction of the furniture made of beech multiplex & solid wood for the participatory area.

Chessboard from COLab

Making a Custom Chess Set.

Stained Pine Chess Board & 3D Printed Pieces

3D printed wall clock from COLab

Modeling & 3D Printing Custom Wall Clock

Give-aways from COLab

Creation of your own individual give-aways.

3D printing on textile from COLab

3D printed luminous application on textile

Fruit keyboard from COLab

Different fruits are used as electrodes and take over the role of the keys, like on a keyboard.
The surface of the fruits serves as contact touch surfaces and transmits a signal to the computer program.
A sound is then generated by touching the individual fruits.

Projects of private Citizens

Insect collecting Net From Tarn

Use of the textile area for the production of an insect catching net

Aquarium climate system From Philip

Implementation of a space-saving climate system for an aquarium

Children lamp From Marian

Making a pirate lamp for children

Stainless steel grill from Bernd

Making a stainless steel plug-in grill

Architectural model by Gabriel, Master student at BTU

Laser cutting & photographing an architectural model

Wedding letters from Anja

Construction of backlit letters from acrylic and MDF panels for a wedding.

Stainless steel rack for beer brewing equipment from Jozef

Construction of a base from stainless steel profiles for a beer brewing plant

Wooden box From Oliver

Milled wooden box

*Architectural models from Students and smaller 3D-prints or sewing projects are not included in this count. This page is always expanding.