CreativeOpenLab (COLab) Projects

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

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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

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.

Lusatia Science Park (LSP)

Production of an individual USB stick holder from multiplex remnants.

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Production of Acrylic laser cut giveaways


Construction of letters from MDF with acrylic base.


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

Veredelungsmanufaktur Lausitz GmbH

Logo milled into bamboo panel and filled with epoxy resin + surface finishing


Flyer stand made from a beech multiplex blank.

Ortego Technik GmbH

The support provided to the start-up Ortego Technik GmbH includes a wide range of measures.

It included the 3D printing of measuring equipment and the use of the photo studio to create high-quality product photos.


Making sustainable shop window decorations from corrugated cardboard with the laser cutter.


Production of a frame (Chinrest) for iris photography.

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Quick-change sample clamping system: Production of the black base body with the 5-axis milling machine.

BMW Wernecke

3D-printed sign for a BMW R18 motorcycle


Use of the photo studio for a music video shoot by Ukrainian artist TANKATAKA.

The final music video can be found under this link.

Play Travel

Printing stickers for a treasure hunt box for kids in Berlin using our plotter.

COLab-Projects & Citizen Science

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.

lasered lamps from COLab

Construction of individual lamps with the help of the laser cutter

Welding rack from COLab

Construction of a welded rack made from almost 40 meters of structural steel square tubing.


Insect collecting Net

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

Aquarium climate system

Implementation of a space-saving climate system for an aquarium

Children lamp

Making a pirate lamp for children

Stainless steel grill

Making a stainless steel plug-in grill

Architectural model

Laser cutting & photographing an architectural model

Wedding letters

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

Stainless steel rack for beer brewing equipment

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

Wooden box

Milled wooden box

3D printed spare part for a motorcycle

3D printed spare part of a permanently installed toolbox on a motorcycle.

Sculpture made of Finnboard

Production of a sculpture with a height of 60cm of the character "Link" from The Legends of Zelda by precisely cutting the Finnboard using our Epilog Laser.

The different shapes were derived from a 3D model and were laser-cutted out of the Finnboard sheets.

Afterwards, the cutted parts were then placed on top of each other in layers to form the 3D figure.

Embroidery of a traditional sorbian costume

Embroidery of a traditional sorbian costume with our Texi 15001 embroidery machine.

Horseshoe throwing game for a wedding

Throwing game for a wedding made of beech multiplex.

Wooden Desk

Use of the wood workshop to produce an oak desk.

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