We have few people from hacklab.fi, and more from HelSec and TurkuSec plus others. The Finnish group is about twenty participants this year. We’re located between Labitat, Xil.se and Hackeriet in The Cold North area.
Get yourself a sticker or a stamp in your hackerspace passport at our table.
Christmas present gallery – made @ Helsinki Hacklab
Christmas present for our members: we just bought a larger and heavier band saw! Please use the old one until we get this first installed and adjusted.
The manual milling machine in metal working room has reached a point where we can now announce it ready to use. We received a lot of tools alongside it, so ask Miikka or Markusjm if you need help in selecting the right one for the job. The machine can be used as an ordinary drill press for metals.
more hearing protection soon arriving
batch order of laser cutter materials? (planning stage)
we’ve budgeted for buying new cleaning tools, another vacuum cleaner, first aid supplies and storage boxes
Events and happenings in the near future
Next open Tuesday on 1st Jan 2019
Disobey – We will be at Disobey 2019 with hacklab.fi, please come say hello and make/break stuff at our workshop table.
Helsinki Hacklab now has a new 150W CO2 laser cutter with almost 1,5m² of work area. Most other laser cutters could fit inside this beast!
This week we have had the first user introductions for members, and the wiki page for the machine probably updates in the process. We have made some tests with plywood and acrylic so far, but the materials are not limited to those only. We’ll try to arrange some basic stock of laser cut suitable materials soon. We are going to require membership and basic training before use. By the way, membership fee for the rest of 2018 is free of charge for new joining members.
We received generous help from Minela Säätiö foundation, the local Rotary club among others, and importantly – our own members. Thank you all who participated!
Our front door was swollen, twisted and did not keep the cold outside well enough. I restored an another old door, removed the paint, filled, sanded and repainted it with “club colors”. Also, the emergency exit back door got a fresh new look too. Here’s a photo collection of the process:
Now it’s quite easy to give instructions how to find us: if you don’t see a green door with orange circles, you’re not there yet.
Iso Omena Library hosted another WÄRK:fest this year together with Wärk ry. and Aalto Fablab. The maker event was open and free for everyone. The library itself is designed for makers too: it has a laser cutter, numbers of 3D printers, robot workshops and a heat press to name a few examples.
Helsinki Hacklab took some interesting projects on display and Tuulis instructed crafts projects for children. We have more photos from our table and elsewhere in the event in Flickr: WÄRK:fest 2018
The quiet summer is now over and we should expect having full house on Open Tuesdays again. Here are some projects we’ve been making lately:
Helsinki Hacklab is now testing and soon setting up a more permanent SatNOGS station in our hackerspace. The antenna cable is installed trough an air duct that goes all the way up to the roof from our cellar level space. We already have an antenna and our own satellite tracking station site in the SatNOGS network. You can check out our latest observations there!
Our members just bought a manual milling machine for the metal working room. The machine and its tools is now waiting for a transportation to our address. We arrange training later for those who are interested in learning to use it. There’s also a better drill bench in the woodworking room now.
Other new things at the lab include better emergency exit markings, fixed 3D printers, and a showcase cabinet for selected or archived example projects.
Helsinki Hacklab oli pienellä kahden henkilön edustuksella mukana BornHackissa. Tapahtuma järjestettiin Tanskalle kuuluvalla Bornholmin saarella Ruotsin ja Puolan välissä keskellä Itämerta. Isoihin eurooppalaisiin leireihin verrattuna tapahtuma oli tietysti pienimuotoisempi, mutta silti yllättävän monipuolinen ja täynnä ohjelmaa.
Lindi Helsingin läbistä johti tiimiä, joka tuli jaetulle toiselle sijalle CTF-kilpailussa! Viimevuotisen SHA-leirin pohjoismaisen kylän toistaminen Chaos Communication Camp 2019 -leirille sai kannatusta mm. Kööpenhaminan hackerspacelta. Seuraavasta isosta leiristä huolimatta BornHackia suunnitellaan järjestettäväksi myös ensi vuonna – heti CCCampin jälkeen – vaikka järjestäjätkin tulevat paikalle suoraan edelliseltä leiriltä.