KOMA Elektronik opens new electronics maker lab Common Ground in Berlin

Common Ground is the latest project by the crew behind KOMA Elektronik—a new community workspace, maker lab, and storefront for synthesizer-lovers, modular geeks, coders, DIY hackers, and nerds in general based in Berlin-Neukölln.

Over the past 5 years, KOMA has been building audio effects, synth modules, sequencers and other machines to make music with. We are an international group of musicians, artists, engineers, and lovers of life living in Berlin’s neighborhood of Neukölln. After working in a more secluded office around the corner, we now think the time has come to share our passion for DIY culture, electronics, and electronic music with the world. We call it Common Ground.

Common Ground is a place where people interested in electronics and electronic music can come together, build together, and learn together. Our team and Werkstatt offer a place where everne from beginners to seasoned pros can realize their visions and complete their most daring projects. We believe that by doing it yourself, you will better understand how electronic machines work and how you can use them.

At Common Ground, you can rent a desk to work on your own project in a professional environment with industry-standard equipment; buy a kit at the counter and build it on site; attend workshops; see performances and discuss with makers of all backgrounds about their craft. We have an ever-changing assortment of used synthesizers and drum-machines, from classics to obscurities.

In our machine room, you can rent time on our drill-press, CNC machine, SMD soldering reflow oven, or 3D printer. We offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, both in-house and to take away. For when you want to meet people in private, we’ve opened a schnaps deck overlooking the shop room, where customers can serve themselves.

We look forward to welcoming you into our new space to all find common ground together.

Our doors are now open on Weisestr. 24, 12409 Berlin, Mon-Thu 12-8pm, Fri 12-10pm and Sat 12-6pm!

For more information, visit: www.commonground.community.

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