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Makerspace at Oceanlab

The first floor of Oceanlab is managed by OsloMet Makerspace. A makerspace, or a creative workshop, is a community-run workshop, a space filled with tools and innovative technology that allows you to create things in new ways.

The makerspace at Oceanlab is one of two creative makerspaces at OsloMet. One is on campus at Pilestredet 35 and has a wide range of services aimed at all students and employees at OsloMet. 

The makerspace at Oceanlab is more niche and is aimed at development and dissemination work related to topics such as urban oceans and innovation for sustainability.

Student projects at Oceanlab often revolve around building vessels and instruments that can collect data from the ocean at a fraction of the price it would have cost to do so using commercially available equipment.

To facilitate such development work, the makerspace at Oceanlab has good facilities for working with electronics, 3D printing, CNC milling, a large water tank for controlled testing of underwater drones and, not least, access to the sea!

Makerspace at Oceanlab also carries out dissemination work aimed at the business sector, the school system, NGOs, and the general public.

Dissemination activities often take place in connection with larger events such as

Visits with guided tours and research dissemination are also arranged for public and private companies, preferably in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical, Electronical and Chemical Engineering at Oceanlab.

Equipment and facilities

Oceanlab has a lot of equipment for research, development and creative activity.

Water tank

The large water tank that stands in the middle of the first floor of Oceanlab is used for controlled test runs of underwater drones and testing of equipment that must withstand water. It is useful to be able to use the tank with fresh water before expensive equipment is lowered into the saltwater in the Oslo Fjord.


There are four soldering stations and most of what is needed to conduct electronics work.

3D printers

There are two PLA printers of the Ultimaker type, and a Markforged composite 3D printer for making stronger types of material.

CNC milling

A ShopBot CNC milling machine can be used to produce parts in wood, MDF, plastic, foam material, and non-ferrous metals.


The inventory of tools is easily accessible on a wall hanging and in various shelves and cupboards.