Hacking Everyday Objects Thinking Through Sensors Body Extension Thinking Through Sensors 3D Printing in Action Data Mapping CNC Machining Laser Cutting Virtual Reality Circularity and Product Surgery Upcycling with Toyi

Prototytping Lab

Workshop List

Hacking Everyday Objects

How nice it would be if our table lamp understands what we are saying
if the teddy bear we are sleeping together waking us up?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we turn our rotten potatoes that left in the fridge into a drum set?

We are looking at coding education from a different perspective and we are turning our daily objects into "smart ones".

In total, 12 hours in 4 different lessons, we learn how to write code and create a basic electronic circuit. After that, we use the information we learn to hack and digitize our daily objects to make them different from their actual functions.

Number of Attendee
8 - 12 People
12 Hours


  • Generating solutions to daily problems
  • Informations about production technologies
  • Basic modelling skills
  • Literacy in Arduino coding
  • Content

  • Hacking concept
  • Examples of hacked daily objects
  • Quick prototyping tools
  • Modelling techniques
  • Basic electricity and electronics
  • Sensor-human interaction

  • Thinking Through Sensors

    How the light turns on when we enter the room? How your watch is calculating the distance you walked? The places we spend our time and the product we use are digitalizing even faster day by day. But how this process works?

    In Thinking Trough Sensors workshop, which combines theoretical and practical training, participants start by questioning the concept of hacking. They discuss the problems they face in everyday life and how they can find physical and digital solutions to their problem. Then, through arduino coding and basic electronic knowledge, they bring their solutions into life.

    Number of Attendee
    8 - 12 People
    4 Hours


  • Human-sensor interaction
  • IoT concept
  • Digitization
  • Content

  • Analyzing input and outputs
  • Daily life problem detection
  • User research
  • Sensor, environment and human relationship
  • Defining space through sensors

  • Basic Prototyping

    Basic Prototyping Workshop focuses on the process of materialize of ideas that take place in our minds as abstracts. First the participants describe a feeling or idea on the paper. Then, these ideas get transformed into 3D prototypes with the help of manual tools (paper, scissors, tape and other prototyping materials) and rapid prototyping techniques.

    Number of Attendee
    6 - 12 Person
    4 Hours


  • 3-D visualization of ideas
  • Transforming ideas into concrete outputs through different prototyping processes
  • Experiencing new methodologies
  • Rapid visualization methods in the process of materialization of ideas
  • Content

  • Prototyping methods
  • Rapid prototyping tools and how to use them
  • Mind mapping
  • Steps of detailing ideas
  • Transition from 2D into 3D

  • Body Extension

    How do I feel my body? What is presenting my inner strength?
    How can I embody this strength?

    Workshop starts with a meditation that we all question ourselves and find our inner strength. We describe this strength with an animal that represent us and analyze that animal’s body movements. The aim of the workshop is to simply transfer these movements into our body as mechanical body extensions that we can wear on. Participants are free to take final results to home.

    Number of Attendee
    8 - 12 Kişi
    4 Saat


  • Ability to look outside yourself
  • Sensual thinking
  • Visualization of an idea on a paper
  • Rapid prototyping with basic tools
  • Understanding the basics of movement
  • Content

  • Meditative thinking
  • Basics of movement
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Creating 3D models with various materials

  • 3D Printing in Action

    3D printers are entering every field of our lives in various ways, and we are reading this sentence everywhere. So are we really aware of how 3D printers can change our daily life flow?

    We are chasing after these questions in this workshop where we handle the 3-D printing technology as both theoretical and practical. We use this technology and its applications to solve the problems that we face in our daily life, modelling our product in 3D and print them.

    Number of Attendee
    8 - 12 Person
    8 Hours


  • Basics of object generation in a three-dimensional space
  • CAD ( Computer Aided Design)
  • The system of 3D modelling
  • 3D printers in daily life
  • Solving problems with 3D Printers
  • Generating basic 3D models
  • Content

  • Problem detection
  • 3D printers
  • 3D modelling
  • Idea generation through sketching
  • Starting 3D printing

  • Data Mapping

    Nowadays, the volume of data produced through the internet has reached enormous amounts. More than 90 percent of the information recorded throughout history has been created over the past two years.

    As the amount of data, which is the 'oil' of our age, increases, it is becoming extremely difficult to classify them properly and deliver them to the 3rd parties in an understandable format.

    In this workshop, we transfer complex datas into the system and create maps with the help of the Graph commons platform, which allow us to read datas much easily.

    Number of Attendee
    8 - 12 Person
    3 Hours


  • Importance of data usage and data categorization
  • Categorization and visualization of complex datas effectively
  • Graph commons platform
  • Reading and analyzing data maps
  • Storytelling through data mapping
  • Content

  • Data parsing through spreadsheet and excel
  • Prepare data for Graph commons
  • Create network map within a visual inteface
  • Import data from Excel and read them
  • Manipulate maps visually

  • CNC Machining

    This workshop teaches CNC machines and their working principles. It explains how participants should prepare their computer aided drawings for CNC production.

    ATÖLYE designs CNC machining workshops according to the participant profile and competencies. This enables the participants to learn in a more efficient way. Both theoretical and practical trainings are included in the workshop.

    Number of Attendee
    6 - 12 Person
    8 Hours


  • Principles of CNC machine
  • Important parts and types of CNC machine
  • Setting of CNC machine
  • Important points of making a mold
  • Prepare file for CNC machine
  • Content

  • Short history of CNC machines and their types
  • Security measures needs to be taken while working with CNC machine
  • The process from CAD programming to CNC machine
  • CNC machine settings
  • Production setting through sample drawings and models

  • Laser Cutting

    ATÖLYE redesigned laser cutting workshop by considering the participants from different disciplines.During workshop, participants get informed about working principles of laser cutter and cutting techniques as well as preparing files for cutting. After, they get a chance to use the machine and produce their own designs.
    Workshop aims participant to learn and produce in a highly efficient way.

    Number of Attendee
    6 - 10 Person
    4 Hours


  • Basic working principles of laser cutters
  • Make production by sending designs to laser cutting machine
  • Design criterias that should be considered in order to operate laser cutting machines effectively
  • Content

  • Short history of laser cutters
  • Laser technology today
  • Working principles of laser cutters
  • Suitable materials for machine
  • Connections of laser cutters
  • Important parts of laser cutter
  • Possible problems and their solutions

  • Virtual Reality

    The workshop starts with the question of what are the prototyping methods for virtual reality environments?

    Number of Attendee
    4 - 8 Person
    8 Hours


  • Prototyping methods for VR enviroments
  • Experiencing VR technology
  • The importance of virtual reality in the industry
  • Content

  • Extended Reality (XR) and comparisons between VR, AR and MR
  • XR platforms
  • Movement and freeedom in virtual reality
  • VR sickness and ways to prevent it
  • Examples of VR, AR and MR in the industry
  • Rapid VR Prototyping through Unity and HTC Vive

  • Circularity and Product Surgery

    How can we create a sustainable model of everything from organisations to social systems and business models and break the chain “Produce > Use > Throw away" in a world that we have started to "design" everything around us?

    During our workshop, which will be an introduction to the circular design, we will first examine the products with reverse engineering and analyze its internal components and materials. Then, we will create circular journey maps of the products with the information we have obtained.

    Number of Attendee
    8 - 12 Kişi
    4 Saat


  • Understanding circular design
  • Learning circular techniques
  • Informations about physical and digital products
  • Informations about materials and working principles of products
  • Content

  • Scope and methodology presentation
  • Product surgery
  • Product circular journey mapping

  • Upcycling with Toyi

    How can we add new functions to the objects around us instead of throwing them?
    How can we prototype with the objects around us?

    When we redesign the objects around us during Upcycling with Toyi workshop, we experience “producing without consuming” concept and looking to everything around us with a different perspective.

    Toyi is a limitless creative play kit without instructions that enables children to transform everything around them into unique toys. With Toyi, a water bottle can turn to six-armed robot, old boxes can become train wagons, or a cone can turn into a cute creature.

    Number of Attendee
    15 Kişi
    4 Saat


  • Thinking from a creative perspective
  • Idea development
  • Visualisation with rapid prototyping
  • Content

  • Recycle concept
  • Upcycling concept
  • Creative play kit TOYİ