About Copenhagen Fablab

Copenhagen Fablab is an open access tool workshop situated on 4th floor at Valby Kulturhus- which is part of Kultur Valby and Kultur Syd. You can use the Fablab for free without making reservations - in return you have to clean after yourself, help others, maintain the tools and share your projects and design files. After normal working hours of the culture house you can get access to the Fablab by using your Public Health Security Card and scanning it at the door(s).  Using the yellow card you can get access to the Fablab 7 days a week. 

Monday to Sunday. 8AM - 10:30PM 
* When the doors are locked you have to scan your health insurance card in the entrance(s) to get in.
* IMPORTANT: You need to be out of the lab before 11PM.
* NOTE: The laser cutter/X-Carve and some other tools are available when somebody gives access to it. You have to check for posts relating to that in our Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/copenhagenfablab  If you bring your own materials you have to know what it is made of (for example what type of plastic) since some materials can ruin the machine or worse. Try finding materials similar to what we sell or ask in writing (fx on the Facebook group) if what you are about to cut is safe.* The Fablab might be reserved for workshops. Check the calendar here - https://kk.halbooking.dk/ - Click the tab: OVERSIGT OVER STEDER, then choose KULTUR VALBY
Being a Fablab - the lab is reserved to citizens wanting to experiment with personal digital fabrication techniques. You are allowed to make personal fabrication and prototypes - but you are not allowed to produce things for sale. You are required to share your designs and processes with other local and global Fablab users. You do that by documenting your project on this domain. So the deal is; free use of the machines for things that are not for sale. You "pay" by teaching other users how to use the machines and by sharing your findings with others.

Currently we have a digital embroidery machine, a vinyl cutter for cutting signs, antennas and flexible circuits, an X-Carve CNC mill, a laser cutter to make 2D press fit elements which can be assembled to larger 3D structures, two 3D printers and an electronics workbench with measuring equipment. We also have a drill press, a scroll saw and various hand tools. We do not plan broken machines thus some tools may be under maintenance.

The Fablab is largely run based on users helping other users. However, if you want to meet the staff, here is how to normally find us -
Woodworking, airbrush
Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:00-18:00
E-mail: mlammers1990@gmail.com, Facebook user: Martin Philip Lammers 

Volunteer system, getting started with digital fabrication (2D, 3D)
Tuesdays and Fridays, 15:00-20:00.
E-mail: liisa.fablab@gmail.com, Facebook user: Liisa Fablab

Rasmus, Fablab coordinator
If you are a part of an institution (school, library, museum etc.) or have plans for larger projects, educational tracks or professional visits
E-mail: Y70X@kff.kk.dk

You can buy some materials on the ground floor at Mæt cafe during their opening hours - 
Monday to Friday. 8AM - 9PM
Saturday to Sunday. 9 AM - 5PM 
We normally sell HDF, cardboard, EVA foam, plywood and acrylic (PMMA) sheets. List of materials - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12DzadXEAfGViDSwBDlmUaXCBem5xFja48nI6xwbVbzw/edit#gid=0
Remember to pay for 3D prints! The 3D printed object should be weighed in the cafe on ground floor and paid there. Price: 100 g = 30 DKK.
Each of the digital production machines have a computer attached and there is one extra workstation for fixing errors in your design files. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop just in case. Most of the software we use is either open source or free which means you can download it yourself and try at home. You can also design your things at your local library. The software is installed on computers both at Vigerslev Bibliotek, Valby Bibliotek and at the main library in Copenhagen.

We have our official Facebook group "Copenhagen Fablab" [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/copenhagenfablab ] , which is meant for user communication and updates on activities and machines. If you post pictures from Fablab or of things made in the Fablab you
can tag them #cphfablab or #copenhagenfablab. 
Our address is:

Valby Kulturhus
Valgårdsvej 4-8
2500 Valby


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