Just a small update on what’s going on in Helsinki Hacklab in the spring of 2021. Lockdown is still going on, access is limited to key members mostly, but we have been active online. In 2021 we have had courses about ARM, Arduino and now we’re starting a new web development series. To participate, members can find #web-kehitys channel in Slack.
Wood workshop got some tools waiting for some service and installation. The laser got a new tube, though unfortunately somewhat prematurely. Lotta CNC has gone trough a data transfer maintenance and the storage room is now less unclean as it was earlier this year.
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!