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