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End of summer update and important traffic route information

End of summer update and important traffic route information

Image: https://raidejokeri.info/

Important: car traffic route changes leading to Hacklab

Starting from this week, Takkatie road to Helsinki Hacklab is temporarily closed from east and car users now have to arrive from Ravitie past Vermo hippodrome. The road work lasts for three months because of the new tram line construction. The tram starts its operation in 2024 and the closest stop will be 550 meters from our door in direction of Vermo. The closed crossing is marked with a red square in the picture.

End of summer opening times

We cannot promise normal weekly operations as for now, and there are no courses planned, only short indroductory trainings for tools occasionaly. Open Tuesdays are going on somewhat normally, but please refrain from visiting the place if you just plan to hang around without any projects etc., or in case you have been traveling or exposed to the virus in some risk location.

Now that much of the making and doing stays home, our online community is more important than ever. If you are a member and have not yet joined our Slack group, you can request a new join link from hallitus email.

New upstairs doors

This weekend we changed the first of two new doors in our upstairs expansion area. The goal is to connect them in our electronic lock system soon. The insides have also been improved with new paint on the walls. Doors had to be ordered in special measurements because of the low available installation height and odd widths.

There is also an ongoing work with the chemistry room. The fume cabinet is fitted with a blower that sends the air out. Similar work has been done also for the laser cutter, and it works with manual on/off for now.

 

Open Tuesdays continue with limitations

Open Tuesdays continue with limitations

Helsinki Hacklab continues Open Tuesdays. The government has set a limit of 50 persons for meetings, and the space is not very big for crowds. If situation or experiences from these Tuesdays show that we need to have additional limitations, we might set such during the evening or beforehand. Key members are advised to use the space on other days if possible.

Please note that the woodworking room and its machines are not in use due to installations in progress. Laser, electronics and metal working rooms are available as usual.

Some bigger and smaller progress in the space:

  • storage for woodworking is getting improved
  • upstairs doors will be changed
  • the back yard is more clean and usable than ever
  • we are taking the shipping container in use but it needs some work first
Exceptions in Open Tuesdays and table saw funding

Exceptions in Open Tuesdays and table saw funding

UPDATE 2020-04-17 We cannot yet make any promises when we will return to normal schedule. Open Tuesdays are at the moment still cancelled. The Arduino course has changed to online course only. We try to keep the calendar updated, but questions are answered in Slack/IRC/Telegram too.

We recommend that key members try to make only small and quick jobs for their projects and not spending long periods in the workspace so that there are as few people as possible same time (for example workday out of office is discouraged). All work for lab infrastructure and improvements plus social projects are welcomed even if they’re time consuming.

 


Helsinki Hacklab cancels all open Tuesdays and postpones the Arduino course until 2020-04-15, so the next Open Tuesday will be 2020-04-21 unless situation changes. The ARM/C course second meeting will be scheduled normally. We will keep the calendar updated for any changes. The exceptions only affect open events, so key members can use the place as usual.

If you have time and want to get the upstairs level more ready for use, you are very welcome to help us improving the new expansion. The lab is ordering new doors for upstairs expansion and we are planning to install electronic locks just like downstairs, but this will take some time as the doors have to be custom made because of odd dimensions.

Any changes and further exceptions can be found in the calendar.

New table saw

We are arranging a member collection for a table saw to replace the old one. If you’re a member and want to help us, you can support the project in our webstore.

Open Tuesdays cancelled on 24th and 31st Dec

Open Tuesdays cancelled on 24th and 31st Dec

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This year both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve collide with Open Tuesdays. Regular schedule returns on 7th Jan. with doors open again for everyone who wants to do and make stuff.

It will be an exciting new year for Hacklab, we are already preparing for Disobey 2020 and more. We’ll let you know later!

We are painting the floors, there is no Open Tuesday on 16th July

We are painting the floors, there is no Open Tuesday on 16th July

  • Painting is done on this weeked, 12th-14th July
  • Start of following week the place is in very limited use
  • There is no Open Tuesday on 16th July
Maalattava alue on suunnilleen tämä

We paint the floors in lecture room, kitchen and 3D printing room, which means that there is either no access or no easy access to most parts of the lab (kitchen, toilets, machining room etc.) plus there is pungent paint smell everywhere. Also we need to move stuff away from painted area to other rooms, making them possibly difficult to use.

Please avoid using the lab if possible, until we can announce the place usable for working again. The job is done by our volunteers, reply in discourse forum if you can help us.


Maalaaminen tehdään viikonloppuna 12.-14. päivä, ja seuraavana viikkona avoin tiistain on peruttu. Muutoinkin alkuviikosta työtilan käyttö on vielä hyvin rajoitettua, ja esimerkiksi keittiö ja vessat eivät ole käytössä. Pyri välttämään läbillä käymistä siihen asti, kunnes paikka ilmoitetaan taas käyttökuntoiseksi ja maalin kuivumisen ohjeiden mukainen aika on kulunut.

Maali on kuivuessaan voimakkaan hajuista, joten jos sinulla on naulakkoon unohtuneita vaatteita, hae ne pois heti. Maalina käytetään samaa ainetta, millä mm. elektroniikkatila ja laserhuone ovat maalattu, ja hajuhaitta tiedetään jo ennalta voimakkaaksi ja pitkäaikaiseksi. Lisäksi joudumme siirtämään tavaroita maalattavalta alueelta muihin huoneisiin, mikä voi vaikeuttaa näiden tilojen käyttöä.

Maalaaminen tehdään omin vapaaehtoisvoimin, yksinkertaisimmillaan työ on tavaroiden siirtelyä maalattavalta alueelta pois ja lattian siivousta, joten kokemusta maalaamisesta ei tarvitse olla:

Ilmoittaudu vapaaehtoiseksi / Volunteer here with a reply

Last Open Tuesday of 2018

Last Open Tuesday of 2018

This year’s last Open Tuesday is on 18th Dec, so there is no meeting on the first Christmas day. The 2019 Open Tuesdays start on the first day of January.

There are still some days left for making DIY gifts at the hackerspace, especially with the new laser cutter!

Workspace status update, HSF2018 and more

Workspace status update, HSF2018 and more

Some development in the workspace – the next Open Tuesday still undecided!

Open Tuesdays and other weekly happenings should soon return, but as for now, the cancellations are still going on. The floor gets painted, and it might be impossible even to visit the hackerspace during following next days.

Hopefully we can return to normal actions on the second week of February. Please follow updates on this site to know better.

Update: Helsinki Hacklab closes its doors between 6th Feb. and 12th Feb

Open Tuesday is cancelled on 6th Feb.!

Also, basics of woodturning is moved to next week and the digital technology course skips this Thursday.

HSF2018 – Hacklab Summit Finland

This year organized by Hacklab Jyväskylä for the first time! The event is held simultaneously with Instanssi digital culture and demoscene party. Our HSF robot competition is presented to the audience, and all the demoscene shows are also available for the hackerspace groups. We also have time to plan co-operation just with our hacklab.fi friends.

Major theme will be deciding if hacklab.fi should organize itself into a formal registered association, as a top level co-op of Finnish hacklabs. We hope that these hackerspace and makerspace groups can join in the discussion.

Hacklab Summit Finland has been organized annually since 2012. The ticket shop is now open!

HSF18

Photos from January

Building a Prusa MK3
One of the few remaining Turku Hacklab stickers
New Helsinki Hacklab logo stickers
Minifactory 3D printer. Always keep a spool of pink available.
Exceptions in Open Tuesdays

Exceptions in Open Tuesdays

Random stuff moved from other room
The hackerspace is waiting for new paint on its floors in some areas. We have already emptied two rooms in advance and moved all stuff to other locations. The electronics room and vinyl cutter etc. are not currently in use. We do not yet have the exact date when the painting will begin, but hope it will start soon.

Because of the painting and other renovation, there are currently no general Open Tuesdays until we inform otherwise. If you have the time, you can come help us with renovation, reorganizing and cleanup and other tasks on Tuesdays or other occasions. Please ask on Slack or IRC if you want to know more.

Sorry about the inconvenience. We hope that the lab will be even better than before once this all is over!


Disobey 12.-13.1.2018

Helsinki Hacklab, along with our friends from hacklab.fi, are coming to Disobey infosec event this weekend. Come say hi and meet us at our table.

Kiitos vuodesta 2017 – Hacklabissa ei toimintaa jouluna

Kiitos vuodesta 2017 – Hacklabissa ei toimintaa jouluna

Helsinki Hacklab toivottaa hyvää joulua ja alkavaa vuotta 2018!

Seuraava avoin tiistai-ilta on 2. tammikuuta 2018. Digitaalitekniikan kurssi pitää myös taukoa ensi viikolla.

Loppuvuosi tilassa tehdään remonttia valmistelevia toimenpiteitä ja siirrellään tavaroita maalattavien alueiden kohdalta. Samalla ollaan siistitty 3D-tulostinpöytää, maalailtu seiniä, kiinnitelty listoja ja tehty muita parannuksia. Meillä on nyt myös uusi ilmalämpöpumppu koulutustilan nurkassa. Kysele Slackissa lisää, jos sinulla on aikaa auttaa meitä tekemään työtilasta entistä parempi.

kulho
Puutyötila on taas käytössä ja siellä on tehty mm. joululahjoja
tyhjä huone
Elektroniikkahuoneen lattia on tyhjennetty
uusi mikroskooppi
Saimme uuden (käytetyn) mikroskoopin
Uusi laitekaappi otettu käyttöön

Uusi laitekaappi otettu käyttöön

Avoin tiistai-ilta jouduttiin tällä viikolla perumaan äkillisen remonttitarpeen vuoksi. Tämän vahinkokorjauksen hoitavat vuokranantajan järjestämät työmiehet. Iso kiitos kaikille viikonloppuna paikalla olleille hacklabilaisille, jotka suojasivat tavaroita ja estivät vahingon leviämisen.

Kun tiistain viikkotapaaminen jouduttiin tällä kertaa perumaan, niin sillä välin vapaaehtoisilla jäsenillä extechop ja sytem oli hyvä hetki tehdä pitkään odottanut työ verkkokaapeloinnin siirtämiseksi uuteen telekaappiin. Kaappi on ollut asennettuna ja tyhjillään jo pitkään, mutta nyt sinne on saatu siirrettyä iso osa ristikytkentäpaneelin kaapeleista ja molemmat kytkimet. Lisäksi tiistai-iltana saatiin siivottua pihalta roskaa ja remontin vuoksi purettua tavaraa. Takapihan ajoramppi on nyt siistimpi kuin ennen.

Vahinkokorjauksen vuoksi joudutaan purkamaan joitakin uuden laajennostilan puolen rakenteita, mutta toive on, että tilalle saadaan jotain entistä parempaa, siistimmän näköistä ja toimivampaa.