The UKLAB is one of six Makerspaces in Luxembourg. A Makerspace is a place of discovery and creation, where young people create their own things with the help of digital tools. If you want to find out more about other Makerspaces in Luxembourg click here or here.
In the video below, from a TEDx talk in Luxembourg in 2013, Marc Teusch explains the beginnings of the Makerspace in Luxembourg. Marc is passionate about technology, electronics and computer science. He loves teaching people new skills and generating passion within youngsters. A former project manager, head of CMDNet and research engineer at CRP Henri Tudor, Marc is currently in charge of the computer science department at Lycée Technique Ettelbruck. In his spare time, Marc actively participates in youth-oriented tech projects such as the CDays, an interactive fair familiarizing students with new technologies and HacKids, a series of workshops introducing hacking to young geeks.
As a teacher, Marc’s dream is to bring back natural curiosity and playful behavior into our schools. In Luxembourg’s school system, there is little room for improvisation or passion, and little time for cultivating differences, teaching respect and proper team skills. That’s where Makerspaces come in. This concept of “learning by doing” makes it possible for students to see what they were taught, learn how to improve existing solutions and grow a passion about what they do best