Personal

  • Name: Christian Lölkes
  • Born 07.01.1990 in White Plains (NY)
  • Nationalities: Germany, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Current status: Student at KIT (electronics and communication engineering)
  • Current employer: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM)

Spoken and written languages

  • Native speaker: German, French
  • Good: English
  • Basics: Spanish, Chinese

Diplomas and Certificates

  • Abitur (2008)
  • Baccaloreat (2008)
  • HSK 1 & 2 (2013)
  • German ham radio licence (2011), callsign DF0UK
  • Forklift driver licence (2011)
  • European driving licence, class B (2008)

Projects

Art and Design

  • AppArtAward (2013, 2014): design and print of the prices
  • Climate Walk (2011): development and realization of the electronics
  • Wasserfall from W. Cooper (2014): complete redesign of the hardware
  • ZKM Led Wall (2014): complete renewal of the hardware
  • 3d printed candles (2014): own creation
  • Bits to Pieces (2013): technical support and 3d printing Prof. P Weibel.
  • Crowd2Print (2014): own creation

Space and environment

  • Experimental rocket (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Experimental weather balloon (2006, 2011)

Talks & Workshops

3DPrinting

  • Member of 3DHubs and the Fairphone project
  • Comfortable with Cura, Slic3r, OpenSCAD, SketchUp, meshlab, Netfabb, reconstructme
  • WordPress-plugin displaying data from Cura-controlled 3d printer.
  • Founder of proto3 (3d printing service)

3DScanning

  • copyme.zkm.de: all the 3DScans i made for ZKM
  • Developed a Kinect-based automatic full body 3d scanner.
  • Developed a Kinect-based a fully automatic bust 3d scanner.
  • Developed a 60 camera full body 3d scanner.
  • Wrote a 3D viewer Plugin for WordPress

Event organization (as part of the core team)

  • HaDiKo Heimfest (Festival, 2009 – 2014, once or twice a year) 500-1000 Guests
  • AStA/UStA Unifest (Festival, 2010 – 2014, twice per year) 3000-8000 Guests
  • GPN (Conference, 2013-2014) 400-500 Guests

Coding skills / known languages

  • PHP: good
  • Python, C, C++: beginner
  • HTML, CSS, good

Other IT-skills

  • Comfortable with Linux, OSX and Windows
  • Knowledge of computer networks and Linux servers

Other websites / social media

  • Facebook:
  • Google+:
  • Twitter:
  • Photo gallery: www.loelkes.com
  • My small company: www.porto3.de