We open our garage as a space for researching and promoting free culture

Colaboratorio is a garage devoted to free culture

Nowadays almost all companies, organizations and people depend on some sort of free culture project in a greater or leaser extent: the simple fact of using a smart phone or connecting to Internet make us part of this technological, cultural and social movement which is changing completely they way we share and collaborate.

In Colaborativa we believe that is possible to achieve much more by collaborating than competing and that is the reason behind transforming our garage in a space for free culture research and promotion. The Colaboratorio is located in the heart of Córdoba city in Santa Marina’s picturesque neighborhood, and has a small but well equipped laboratory for audiovisual, software and hardware projects: robots, 3D printers, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, Kinects, etc…

Use it for free if your project is free

The Colaboratorio’s rules are very easy: anyone can use it for free with the exchange of the developed project being released with a free license to be chosen and the experience working in the Colaboratorio being shared in the social networks.

In case you can not share your work we have a rate for using the Colaboratorio for proprietary projects. Bear in mind that using the Colaboratorio in this way will facilitate others free culture projects to be developed.

Me encanta el #Colaboratorio de @colaborativaeu… ¡Que cunda el ejemplo! eldelacajita

Usa el Colaboratorio de @colaborativaeu gratis y, a cambio, libera tu proyecto audiovisual, software, hardware, etc. diwocoop

Projects and Events

As well as hosting free culture projects in the Colaboratorio, we organized periodically activities for spreading free software and hardware projects such as OpenStreetMap collaborative map or RepRap 3D self-replicating printer.

Es flipante lo que uno aprende en el colaboratorio de @colaborativaeu Hoy, mapeo con alvarosaco

Colaboratorio was selected for the ARQUIA/PRÓXIMA 2014 catalogue from 670 works presented at the 2012-2013 call.

The story of Colaboratorio through our articles, news and a selection of references in the media.

Open Code

Attending the Open Source World Conference 2012 in Granada


Three of our proyects included for the catalog and one shortlisted for the ARQUIA/PROXIMA award

Assembling RepRapPro Huxley 1

Assembling RepRapPro Huxley 2

Assembling RepRapPro Mendel 1

Botas de Siete leguas

OpenStreetMap MapatónODB

Assembling RepRapPro Huxley 1 · We are starting the Colaboratorio assembling a small 3D printer based on free hardware and allowing self-replication. · Toni Castillo 2012 CC BY SA NC 3.0

Assembling RepRapPro Huxley 2 · The assembly sessions were open and involved engineers, architects, software developers, designers and artist. · Colaborativa 2012 CC BY 3.0

Assembling RepRapPro Mendel 1 · Daniel and Ignacio Burón assembled 3D RepRapPro Mendel printer, with more printing area than the Huxley model. · Colaborativa 2012 CC BY 3.0

Botas de Siete leguas · Podcast about urban mobility in Córdoba. The picture shows Program #5 with Ole Thorson, vicepresident of Federación Europea de Asociaciones de Peatones. · Colaborativa 2012 CC BY 3.0

OpenStreetMap MapatónODB · We organized the first maphaton in Córdoba, a maphaton is an informal event where mappers get together to learn about the project. · Colaborativa 2013 CC BY 3.0