This page contains guides&rules and answers to common questions and problems. Every new member should read this information carefully. Guide is kept short to minimize frustration.
Detailed membership options can be found from membership page.
Monthly meeting is held every first Tuesday of month, starting at 19:00. If you want to affect the operation or acquisitions of hackerspace, attendance is recommended. Community meeting is open for everybody, and it is good opportunity to get to know other members. Meeting agenda can be usually found in scratchpad under meetings. Members can add points to agenda before meeting. The agenda will not be edited during meeting.
New members are recommended to take a part in least one community meeting, to introduce oneself and get acquainted with other members.
Noise generating work is prohibited during community meetings . Formal meeting usually lasts for one hour maximum.
Standard box is SmartStore Classic 15, which can be bought from many supermarkets and hardware stores.
Hackerspace has many different materials for members to use. Wood, acrylic, metal, chemicals & paints, screws etc. can be found from corresponding workshops. Materials are free if a price is not indicated.
If your project has leftover materials, it is recommended to leave them in hackerspace for public use.
Hackerspace has near entrance shelves for boxes containing public usage materials and tools. Boxes include at least following items:
Even though most materials are free and in public use, it is assumed that members bring compensatory materials to hackerspace after usage, especially if large amounts of material is used. Material storage at hackerspace runs with gentleman's agreement:
If you use e.g. 15 pcs M3-screws, buy 20 pcs from hardware store, and put them in place. Few parts does not count.
Use your common sense: if M3-screws are well stocked, but M5 screws are out of stock, buy them instead.
If you visit hardware store, or order online, you can ask other members what should be bought for hacklab.
Rolls of LED-strips (in different colors) can be found from electronics workshop and from storage boxes. They are paid in LED-cashbox. If some color is running out, order more and ask for compensation.
Bonkki is slang word which translatest to “An item that is thrown away as unwanted or non-functional, but somebody other sees value in it.” Word originates from radio amateur jargon and from Alvar Gullichens art
Members can freely take items from designated Bonk-shelf. Members can also bring items that can be useful or valuable for somebody else to bonk-shelf.
The Bonk is circulated in three-shelf system around once a week to ensure non-useful bonk not accumulating to hackerspace:
At the end of circulation shelf labels are moved so that: 3 week shelf is empty (previous 1 week shelf), 2 week shelf is labeled as 1 week shelf and previous 3 week shelf is labeled as 2 week shelf.
Moving items from recycling bin back to bonk-shelf is prohibited. Items taken out from recycling bin must be immediately brought to home or own storage box.
Bring bad bonk only if you have arranged someone else to retrieve it out of hackerspace soon.
Hackerspace contains tools owned by organization and borrowed from members. (see workspace-page] and [[tyokaluja/start|tools-page)
All tools are free to use provided that member knows how to use them without breaking them. If you don't know how to use them, ask for help. After use, tools must be returned to their places CNC machines require monthly membership and a small tutorial course before using.
Tools at workshop tend to wear out and break from time to time. If broken item was valuable, report it to administration and compensation will be negotiated.
Drill bits snaps often. If you break them in large quantity, you should buy new set to hackerspace and it will be acknowledged by that.
Bandsaw blades snap sometimes as well. Please inform someone to change the blade if you are no able to do it yourself.
Monthly members can borrow tools for brief periods. When borrowing tools, fill your name, phonenumber and name of the tool in The Book of Borrowing (located in lobby). For lending stuff for longer periods, please contact the administration via e-mail.
Hackerspace is meant for building, so making noise is allowed. We are located in industrial building where noise is not a problem at any time.
Notice: during meetings, workshops, courses and lectures loud noises is prohibited. Quiet work is allowed, but please take notion of not disturbing others. Lecturer has a right to demand stopping any work that disrupts course.
Always close the doors of wood/metal/plasma rooms. Always wear appropriate hearing protection and notify others in case they are not wearing some.
You can buy beverages and other goods from the fridge and the vending machine. Catalogue and prices can be found on the door of fridge. Unnamed beverages in larger bottles are free to use.
You can store small amount of own drinks and food in fridge given that they are named properly.
Beverages and goods are paid in wooden cashbox near the fridge, or by card with iZettle machine.
NEVER STORE POISONOUS OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN FRIDGE
For avoiding use of coins you can pay for beverages beforehand. Fridge door contains list where you can put your name, amount of money in account and bought beverages. Bought beverages (in euros) can be marked as
Beverages are always paid beforehand - no debt is allowed'.
Hackerspace follows Do-cracy method. If you want to improve hackerspace, just do it.
If you have suspicion that somebody is not happy of idea you have, ask from other members what they think of your idea of improvement. If idea does not please others, it is better to be left unimplemented. Larger and money involving changes must be always approved by administration or in community meetings.
General guide: Use common sense
Dying or seriously injuring anyone in hackerspace is forbidden! First aid kits are located in visible places, make clear to yourself where it is located. Please inform administration if first aid kits are lacking supplies. Various personal protective equipment can be found in workspaces, use them appropriately when there is a possibility of hazard.
Hackerspace is equipped with CO2-extinguisher, several powder extinguishers and fire blankets. Notify yourself of their location especially if you work with welding, hot tools or flammable chemicals.
In case of fire, use CO2-extinguisher, if it is possible. Powder extinguishers cause terrible mess, often worse than small fire would have caused. (all equipment must be opened and cleaned thoroughly, all porous surfaces will be permanently infused with powder and it will damage items.)
Window can be used as a second fire escape by breaking it with supplied hammer. Fire escape ladders are located outside of window, on the left.
Charging lithium-ion batteries and usage of low quality chargers must be always done under monitoring.
Leaving batteries charging unattended is prohibited!
Following items are forbidden unambiguously:
If you notice any prohibited items notify owner, administration or emergency services depending of situations severity.
Small scale commercial activity (e.g. making products for selling) is allowed in hackerspace, if it does not disturb other members' activities. If you are planning on doing commercial work in hackerspace, notify administration. Profitable business should be compensated for the community somehow. Compensation could be monetary, free products or maybe a public workshop / lecture of your profession.
All hackerspace materials used in commercial work must be paid for. Usage of CNC- machine time should be compensated as well.
Commercial work should be done when hackerspace is less crowded. For instance time-consuming 3D printings are not recommended when there are many users queuing for the same machine.