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IMPORTANT: You are welcome to bring your own materials for the laser cutter, as long as you know what it is made of (for example what type of plastic) since some materials can ruin the machine or worse. We recommend using similar materials as what is found in the inventory of FabLab.
SuperUsers need to open the cage and you can pay by Mobile Pay only.
Being a qualified Fablab, in the international Fablab list here. 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 anything for sale. At Copenhagen Fablab we talk a lot about sharing knowledge - you can think of it as our most valued currency. This is a way to give back to the Danish and international FabLab and maker community that has shared a lot of the skills and inspiration that you and I are using now. You share knowledge by documenting your project on this domain, on our Facebook group or any sharing media as long as you tag Copenhagen Fablab. 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. We have our official Facebook group "Copenhagen Fablab", 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 as well on other social media.
Ideas on what to document* - You do not need to document a finished project on the homepage - you can always go back and add more info. You do not need to include all of the info - but the more you give, the more grateful the community is.
Images - before and after, works in progress
Design files (.ai, .stl, .png, .gcode, .svg etc.)
Programming files (.ino etc.)
Machine settings - speeds, power, layer height, gram force etc
What material you used? Size, thickness
What tools did you use and its accessories? Bits, blades, adhesives etc?
Where did you buy your components?
What would you do differently? What went well, what did not go so well?
*It is okay to document in Danish on copenhagenfablab.dk
Documenting on copenhagenfablab.dk
By documenting at Cph Fablab you show you are a dedicated user, want to follow the FabLab ideology and in addition can obtain certain benefits such as more access to locked machines etc. If you document or share a link to your documentation on copenhagenfablab.dk - you can earn Badges and become a Superuser (volunteer) - read more about it down below.
To start documenting at copenhagenfablab.dk you should first Register as a user and create a new project under Projects or your Profile page.
Other websites: You can always put a link on copenhagenfablab.dk of your project if you documented it on some other platform or on your own homepage. You still need to Register at the Fablab homepage before you can make a Project.
Here is a list of possible platforms to document (or find your next design to try out)
There are different ways of becoming a more dedicated user of FabLab. One is to become a volunteer, also known as a SuperUser.
Becoming a volunteer aka SuperUser
A SuperUser is a Fablab volunteer that wants to use the Fablab frequently for their projects. In addition, they want to help make it a fun and inspiring place for everybody by maintaining tools and improving the facilities, teaching other users and taking shifts to open locked equipment. If you want to know more then drop by when we are open se the activity in our calendar here.
The steps to be a SuperUser will be:
1. participate in three open labs with signed paper
2. Be a Volunteer for a month, without full access to the lab. At least you have one day open in the month after application.
3. After a month. The SuperUsers will vote for the volunteer to be a SuperUser
Benefits of being a SuperUser
Access to locked machines 7 days a week
Locked storage on 4th floor and basement of Valby Culture House
Have a say in which machines or tools to buy
Be a part of the Cph Fablab community and get invites to meetups
Meet and network with lots of people doing interesting things who visit the Fablab from all around the world
Who are you?
At least 14 years old
Good communicator and enjoy helping others
Able to volunteer min. 5 hours a month (one 3 hours shift, one 2 hours Monthly meeting)
Have Fablab-related skills you would like to share! (electronics, sewing, CNC milling, programming, woodworking, 3D printing, etc.)
How to become a SuperUser
The other volunteers will then discuss your application at the next SuperUser meeting. If accepted, you will join the SuperUser group on Facebook. When you apply for the SuperUser group on Facebook you have to answer some questions, this is only for formal reasons.
You must have read and agreed with the SuperUser Charter which can be found here.
What could be a 3-hour volunteering shift?
A shift can be anything that benefits and strengthens the Fablab community - from hosting an open machine day for everybody or Badge owners, helping manage the homepage, doing a workshop on a specific skill or tool, fixing a machine or improving the facilities, representing Fablab at a local event, etc.
If your volunteering is not a calendar event, please remember to register your activity by taking pictures and sharing what you do in the SuperUser-only Facebook group, which you will be invited to join you become a SuperUser